The first segment of the weekly Griffins Summer Spotlight will highlight Griffins forward Dominik Shine.
Late last season, Shine signed with the Griffins following a collegiate career with Northern Michigan. Growing up a Red Wings fan, it was no doubt a dream come true to sign with Detroit’s top farm affiliate. Shine is wearing a Red Wings jersey as a player for the first time ever in Traverse City during the Detroit Red Wings annual development camp. His primary focus right now is on earning a regular spot in the Griffins lineup.
In four years at NMU, Shine collected 97 points in 131 career games. The Griffins signed him for his speed and puck handling abilities.
The 24-year-old experienced some game action this season with the Griffins. Shine suited up for Grand Rapids in eight games and collected three assists.
Shine is looking to take a similar path to that of Grand Rapids, MI native Luke Glendening. Glendening played collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan before signing with the Griffins. He eventually worked his way up into a regular with the Detroit Red Wings. Shine is looking to do just that.
Shine is expected to also participate on the Red Wings annual prospects tournament coming in September. He will likely be replacing forward Kyle Criscuolo who signed with the Buffalo Sabers as a free agent.