Here’s something to get excited about: detroit red wings Called up their prize-winning defenseman Simon Edwinson from the 2021 draft.
Edwinson, and veteran forward Austin Czernik were called up Friday morning for emergency situations. The Wings, who host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, are brimming with a number of stellar players, including veteran defenseman Ben Chiarot.
Edwinson, 20, spent the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins to get used to North American hockey. General manager Steve Yzerman noted earlier this month that Edwinson had gone through some growing pains, which is not unusual. But he’s 6 foot 6, 209 pounds, and smart, and stats are an important part of rebuilding.
Edwinson leads Griffins defensemen with 27 points (five of which are goals) in 51 games. He has four multi-point games on his resume, setting a personal best with three assists and a plus-5 rating on February 15 in a game against Rockford.
he was searched In his draft year, A.A. As a big, rangy defender with a smooth stride and an aggressive upside
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The Wings (30-28-9) are nine points out of a playoff spot. Yzerman’s decision to trade four players at the March 3 deadline, including top-four defenseman Filip Harneck, was an indication that Yzerman did not see the Wings advancing to the playoffs. But that doesn’t mean sports are meaningless — As the players made it a point of tension – And it provides an opportunity to watch a player like Edwinson. It’s a chance to see how he matches up at the NHL level, and will further help him understand just how big the Heat are as he continues his training.
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This article was originally published on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings call up 2021 first-round pick, Simon Edwinson