September 19th Training Camp Gallery

Zach Nastasiuk: Natural Born Leader

Nastasiuk 2014The fact that the Red Wings named Zach Nastasiuk an alternate captain says a lot for his leadership abilities. The 19 year-old was chosen ahead of several players who have more years of hockey experience because of his leadership ability and work ethic.

“We think he’s a natural leader,” Griffins Head Coach Jeff Blashill said. “He just has a quality about him that makes others follow him. It isn’t something you teach.”

Nastasiuk, who serves as team captain for Owen Sound of the OHL, was the only Red Wings alternate captain who … Continue Reading

2014 Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Roster Announced

Drak2The roster for the Alumni and Celebrity game scheduled for 7:00 pm  on September 20th is below. All players and teams are subject to change depending on availability. Special jerseys have been designed specifically for the event and fans in attendance will be able to bid on the autographed jerseys during a silent auction that will open an hour before the game and run through the first period. A total of 42 jerseys will be available and those interesting in bidding on a jersey must pay by the 10-minute market of the … Continue Reading

Red Wings 2014 Training Camp Roster

RWTC logo in JPEG 2014 (1)The Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2014 training camp roster held at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI.  Daniel Alfredsson, who may still re-sign with Detroit, is not participating in training camp but could be signed before the season opens. Also included on the roster are nine free agent tryouts including Aaron RomeBrandon Robinson and  Joe Hicketts.

This year’s training camp is scheduled from September 19 – 23. For details on training camp and ticket information please click here.

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Shouldering the Load: Wheaton Finally Healthy and Ready for Big Year

Wheaton1Despite the fact that he’s been in the organization for over a year, this is Mitch Wheaton’s first training camp with the Red Wings. Last season he could only watch while he recovered from shoulder surgery. He also didn’t participate in the development camp earlier this summer while he recovered from surgery on the opposite shoulder.

“My first year after the draft I had shoulder surgery and couldn’t play at development camp or training camp,” Wheaton said. “Last year my other shoulder felt a little bit sore throughout the season and I … Continue Reading

2014 Red Wings Training Camp Teams Announced

RWTC logo in JPEG 2014 (1)The Detroit Red Wings have announced the intrasquad teams for the the 2014 training camp. These teams will take effect September 19th beginning at 9:30 am for the first practice at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI. Each team will practice daily but only two teams will scrimmage. Below is a breakdown of the teams as well as the schedule for the scrimmages.

For a completed schedule and other details please visit the LWL Training camp page.

Scrimmaging Teams

September 19: Lindsay Vs. Howe

September 20: Delvecchio Vs. Lindsay

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Sniper Mentality: Martin Frk Aims at Becoming a ‘Shoot First Player’

Frk1There isn’t anyone more disappointed in his first professional hockey season than Martin Frk. Big things were expected from the 49th overall selection in the 2012 NHL entry draft, but spending significant time in Toledo of the ECHL was not one of them. Frk was demoted after having difficulty cracking the Griffins lineup and spent 15 games with the Walleye before returning to Grand Rapids to finish the season.

“It was a hard year for me,” Frk said. “I don’t know if I didn’t come ready for the whole season, but I … Continue Reading

September 16th Game Gallery

Centre I.C.E. Announces a Second Book Signing with Mark Howe

HoweA second book signing with Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe will be held on September 19, 2014 beginning at 8:30 am until 9:30 am in the upper concourse at Centre I.C.E. Arena. Howe’s book, Gordie Howe’s Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey, will be available onsite at a cost of $16 (unsigned) and $30 (signed) with a limit of two signed books per person. No other memorabilia will be signed at this event.

Mark Howe is a three-time NHL first-team All-Star defenseman and three-time Norris … Continue Reading

Transition Time: Athanasiou Ready to Start Pro Career

Athanasiou1Not much intimidates Andreas Athanasiou including transitioning to professional hockey after four OHL seasons. the 6-foot-2, 200 pound forward had his most successful campaign last season with 49 goals and 95 points in 66 games for Barrie.

“I think it was a good year,” Athanasiou said. “I was coached by Dale Hawerchuck and he taught me a lot. I had the opportunity to play and be the turn to guy.”

Despite struggling early in the season, the 20 year-old signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Red Wings in November. The deal gave … Continue Reading

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