Breaking Through: Svechnikov Nets First Goal of the Tournament

Svechnikov1Outside of Andreas Athanasiou, no player was more overdue for their first goal of the NHL prospect tournament than Evgeny Svechnikov. The 6-foot-2, 199 pound forward has been one of the more noticeable forwards outside of the top line for the Red Wings picking up two assists in the first two games and finally scoring Monday night against the Dallas Stars.

“He’s had chances the whole tournament,” Head Coach Todd Nelson said. “He’s been robbed a few times and missed the net a few time, but the goal he scored tonight was one … Continue Reading

September 14, 2015 Prospect Tournament Gallery

Adam Marsh: ‘I Won’t Let Detroit Down’

Marsh2Two years ago Adam Marsh almost quit hockey after a disagreement with his Midget AAA coach. Despite walking off the team, the Chicago, IL native was able to land a roster spot on St. John of the QMJHL for the 2014-15 season and he took advantage of the opportunity piling up the points and drawing attention of NHL scouts.

“I always knew I really liked hockey, but I didn’t know if I wanted to deal with it anymore,” Marsh said. “Sticking it out through tough times is definitely worth it now that I am … Continue Reading

Eyes Wide Open: Saarijarvi Learning North American Game on the Fly

SaarijarviVille Sarrijarvi’s life has been a whirlwind since being drafted by the Red Wings 73rd overall. The Finnish teen has already inked a three-year entry level contract with Detroit and agreed to play for the Flint Firebirds of the OHL. In between all that he’s also attended the wings development camp back and join and spent the remainder of the off season training.

“I was the happiest guy ever when Detroit picked me at the draft,” he said. “I didn’t talk to them before so when they called my name it was such … Continue Reading

Instant Chemistry: Athanasiou Provides Spark to Top Line

Andreas Athanasiou has speed to burn and tonight he used it to ignite the Red Wings top line. Playing along side Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha the trio  accounted for two of Detroit’s three goals against the Chicago Blackhawks.

“We played well together and I think the chemistry came quick,” Athanasiou said. “I played with Mantha all year last season and then at the end of the year when Larkin came I was playing with him so there’s  a little bit of chemistry with them. I think we played well together and it … Continue Reading

September 12, 2015 Prospect Tournament Gallery

Chris Chelios To Sign His Book ‘Made in America’ on September 14th

On September 14, 2015 Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios will sign his book Made in America. The book signing will be held from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, MI. Books will be available onsite at a cost of $25.95 while supplies last. No other memorabilia will be signed at this event.

Chelios served as captain of two Original Six teams and won the Norris Trophy three times in his career. He played in 1,651 NHL games with Montreal, Chicago and Detroit … Continue Reading

Confidence Boost: Paterson Starts Tournament with a Shutout

 Jake Paterson was the reason why the Red Wings won their opening game of the NHL prospect tournament in Traverse City, MI. The 6-foot-1, 183 pound goalie stopped all 22 shots he faced against the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night.

“He was outstanding,” Coach Todd Nelson said. “With these games being the way they are, the guys are nervous and it gets sloppy. Anytime it is sloppy like that, the goaltender has to be big for you and he held his ground and kept us in the game.”

The Red Wings played a strong … Continue Reading

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