Vanek and the Red Wings Agree on a Deal

Welcome back to Detroit Thomas Vanek! The club and Vanek verbally agree on a one year deal around 3 million. This acquisition will unfortunately bounce Martin Frk out of the lineup. Sounds like Red Wings and Vanek got a deal done. One year, $3 million. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 1, 2018 Vanek who’s is…

Griffins Summer Spotlight: Matt Ford

The third segment of Griffins summer spotlight will feature captain Matt Ford. Matt Ford captained the Griffins during the 2017-2018 season. He was named captain just one season after Nathan Paetsch, who wore the “C” during the run to the Championship, signed with the Rochester Americans to be a little bit closer to his home.…

Griffins re-sign captain Matt Ford for two more years

The Griffins continued making moves this off-season by re-signing captain Matt Ford for two more seasons. Ford was named Captain before the start of the 2017-2018 season. He was an assistant captain during their 2017 Calder Cup Championship run. Ford had 38 points last season (22-16-38) while playing in 72 games. He was fourth on…

Griffins acquire Carter Camper from the Tucson Roadrunners

On Monday, the Griffins acquired Carter Camper from the Tuscon Roadrunners. Last season, he collected a career-high 61 points (16-45-61) in 68 games playing for the Cleveland Monsters and Tuscon. Camper began the season with Cleveland before joining the Roadrunners via trade on Feb.26. Camper led Tuscon with eight points in the playoffs (1-7-8). Camper…

Robbie Russo traded to Coyotes for draft pick

Late last night, the Detroit Red Wings addressed the log jam they have defensively by trading Defenseman Robbie Russo to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2019 seventh-round draft pick. Russo played in 19 games for Detroit during the 2016-2017 season. Last season, he had nine goals and 23 assists while appearing in 75 games for…

Red Wings select Filip Zadina at #6

With the #6 overall pick the Red Wings select Filip Zadina. Zadina is a 6’0 Right Wing who is 18 years old. The prospect from Czech Rep. tallied 44 goals and a total of 82 points in 57 games. Zadina is explosive from each end of the ice and has a very accurate shot. In…

Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

Bylsma spent two seasons as the Buffalo Sabres Head coach from 2015-2017. In addition he managed the Penguins starting in 2008-09 season where he led the Penguins to a championship over the Red Wings. As an NHL head coach his record is 320-190-55. Jeff Blashill and Dan Bylsma made a connection while coaching team USA…