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Griffins Report: Week 2

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Monday reassigned left wing Marek Tvrdon from the Grand Rapids Griffins to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye. Detroit’s fifth choice (115th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Tvrdon split his 2014-15 campaign between the Walleye and Griffins, picking up 24 points (6-18—24) in 24 games with Toledo and 29 […]

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Tip-A-Griffin next Tuesday at area Uccello’s

Next Tuesday, Oct. 27th marks the annual Tip-A-Griffin fundraiser at area Uccello’s Ristorantes. From 6-8pm, the Griffins players will trade in their jerseys and sticks for aprons and trays in an evening filled with laughs, love and charity while serving appetizers, entrees and beverages to patrons. Donations and raffle proceeds will benefit the Griffins Youth Foundation. In its […]

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Griffins Report: Week 1

Every week we’ll check in on the Grand Rapids Griffins and find out what’s going on inside the Van Andel Arena and  out on the road throughout the AHL. Here’s our Week 1 report: Just before the start of the season the Red Wings assigned right wing Daniel Cleary and defenseman Xavier Ouellet to the Griffins. The Griffins lost […]

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Griffins: End of Pre-Season Report

When the Grand Rapids Griffins kicked off training camp Sept. 27th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, expectations were high and the town was abuzz with anticipation for new head coach Todd Nelson to lead the charge in advance of the franchise’s 20th anniversary season.   The Detroit Red Wings assigned F’s Martin Frk and Marek Tvrdon, D Richard […]

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Grand Rapids Griffins 2015-16 Roster Projection

With hockey season officially right around the corner, a lot of players from the Grand Rapids Griffins are participating in pre-season activities with their NHL affiliate, the Detroit Red Wings. Grand Rapids is very embracing of their rich hockey tradition, with the Griffins having been a minor league hockey power for the last number of years. With […]

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GRIFFINS HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE

Grand Rapids Griffins earned several honors from the American Hockey League during its recent meetings. The Griffins were honored with Team Achievement Awards and Personal Achievement Awards before winning the Overall Ticket Sales Growth Award and Digital Media Award for Western Conference teams marking the second consecutive year in which Grand Rapids has earned the Digital Media […]

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COREAU AGREES TO TERMS

Jared Coreau and the Detroit Red Wings have come to terms on a one-year deal. The Griffins goaltender, who at 23 had a great season in Grand Rapids, posted a 16-8-1 record while sporting a 2.20 GAA and a .927 Save% last season. The 6-5, 230-pound 23-year old is known for his fiery streaks of […]

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DETROIT SIGNS ERIC TANGRADI

Eric Tangradi has signed a 1-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The 26-year old from  Philadelphia, PA spent most of last season in Hamilton with the AHL’s Bulldogs, scoring 31 points over 48 games. Drafted by the Ducks in 2007, he’s played in 143 NHL games for the Penguins, Jets and Canadiens. At 6-4, […]

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GRANT RETURNS, HOGGAN AND PAETSCH RE-SIGN WITH GRIFFINS

The Grand Rapids Griffins have re-signed defenseman Nathan Paetsch to a 2-year deal and signed left wings Jeff Hoggan and Triston Grant, who returns following a one-year absence, to 1-year deals. The trio led the Griffins to their first Calder Cup championship in 2012-13 and will provide leadership for new head coach Todd Nelson.   Paetsch is one of the most prolific scorers the Griffins have […]

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RED WINGS RE-SIGN MIELE AND McCOLLUM

The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday re-signed forward Andy Miele and goaltender Tom McCollum to one-year contracts. Miele ranked first with the Griffins in scoring (AHL 2nd Overall) last season with 70 points, 26 goals and 44 assists.  A leader in many categories for the Griffins, he was 2nd on the team with 14 points during last season’s playoffs. […]