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#29 Emmitt Finnie
Pos: LW
D.O.B.: 6/27/05
From: Lethbridge, ALTA
Height: 6'1
Weight: 183
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2023 Draft 7th rnd, 201st by Detroit Red Wings
Acquired: Signed ATO Contract with Grand Rapids (AHL) 3/28/24
Plus: Energy player with a great motor... Enjoys physical, hitting game... Tremendous Work Ethic... Leadership potential... NHL Hockey IQ...
Minus: Needs to add strength to frame in order to play same game at pro level... Not great in any one skill area, skating, speed, shooting, passing, etc...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Director of Player Development - Kris Draper "(He) showed some good compete, some skill with the puck. Playing on one of the best teams in the league, he found a way to get in there every night and have a role with that team, which isn't easy to do for a 17-year-old kid."
What GRC says: 2023-24 Finnie's game is more than the sum of his parts should equal, but his incredible motor drives an impressive set of skills nonetheless. The lanky forward has above avaerage hockey IQ and knows where the puck is going to be. These two factors allow him to be a demon forechecker and a difficult player to play against. This season in Junior his excellent work ethic has paid dividends and he has started to be able to take advantage of the chances he creates, shattering his previous career highs.

Role: Forechecker
Projection: NHL 4th line winger


3/28/24 Signed ATO contract with Grand Rapids, (AHL)
3/28/24 Signed 3 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)