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Griffins News: July

Catching up with Griffins news in July: During the recent American Hockey League (AHL) Board of Governors’ meetings in Hilton Head Island, SC, the Grand Rapids Griffins‘ front office was honored for the second time for outstanding fan experience at home games. The Griffins were also honored at the leagues’ marketing meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. […]

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Red Wings extend Tomas Nosek for two years

Tomas Nosek is staying with the Detroit Red Wings organization for a couple more years. On Friday, the Wings announced that the 6-foot-2, 210-pound 23-year-old center/forward from the Czech Republic has signed a two-year contract with the team. Nosek was originally signed by Detroit back in June of 2014 after competing in his native Czech Republic for 129 games […]

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Jeff Salajko making jump to NHL

Jeff Salajko, the goaltending development coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins, has been hired by the Detroit Red Wings as the team’s goaltending coach. Salajko, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has spent the past three seasons, 2013-16, with the Griffins. Over his 228 regular season games, Grand Rapids goaltenders combined for a 136-83-9 record and 2.44 goals against average while notching 19 […]

Athanasiou rejoins Griffins after Red Wings playoff ouster

The Detroit Red Wings assigned center Andreas Athanasiou to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Athanasiou(Griffins alum #151) skated 37 times for the Red Wings totaling 14 points, his first NHL goal came in during a 1-0 victory against Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. Making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut this season, Andreas appeared in all five […]

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Athanasiou rejoins Griffins after Red Wings playoff ouster

The Detroit Red Wings assigned center Andreas Athanasiou to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Athanasiou(Griffins alum #151) skated 37 times for the Red Wings totaling 14 points, his first NHL goal came in during a 1-0 victory against Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. Making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut this season, Andreas appeared in all five […]

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Red Wings make moves for Griffins

The Detroit Red Wings reassigned goaltender Jake Paterson to the Grand Rapids Griffins from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, while the Griffins have recalled defenseman Joel Chouinard from Toledo and signed forward A.J. Jenks to a professional tryout. In two starts for the Griffins this season, Paterson showed a 3.11 goals against average, a 0.928 save […]

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Red Wings recall Xavier Ouellet

The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Ouellet played in five games with the Red Wings this season and recorded one point (0-1—1) and two penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 200-pounder recorded 29 points (4-25—29) and a plus-18 rating in 61 games with the Griffins this season. He was selected to participate […]

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Red Wings assign Mantha to GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings assigned forward Anthony Mantha to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mantha is the 154th Griffins alum to play in the NHL, he debuted at Philadelphia on March 15. The Longueuil, Quebec, native has played in 118 AHL games, all with Grand Rapids. The Red Wings are headed to the Stanley […]

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Red Wings recall Joakim Andersson from GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The NHL‘s Detroit Red Wings on Friday recalled forward Joakim Andersson from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Between 2008-16, the Munkedal, Sweden, native registered 106 points (41-65—106) and 123 PIM in 208 regular season games for the Griffins in the AHL. Andersson was a member of the Griffins’ 2013 Calder Cup Championship team, […]