Here’s something to get excited about: Detroit Red Wings Call up defenseman Simon Edvinson, winner of the award from the 2021 draft.
Edvinson and veteran forward Austin Czarnik were called up Friday morning under emergency circumstances. The Wings, who host the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, are dealing with multiplayer, Including veteran defender Ben Chiarotte.
Edvinsson, 20, spent the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, acclimating himself to North American hockey. General Manager Steve Yzerman indicated earlier this month that Edvinson has experienced some growing pains, which is unusual. But he’s 6-foot-6, 209 pounds and smart, and the numbers will be an essential part of the rebuilding process.
Edvinsson leads the Griffins defense with 27 points (five of them goals) in 51 games. He has four multi-point games on his resume, posted a personal best with three-of-four-point assists and a plus-5 rating on February 15 in a game against Rockford.
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The wings are behind (30-28-9) by nine points from the annex area. Yzerman’s decision to trade four players at the March 3 deadline, including defenseman Philip Hronik, was an indication that Yzerman did not see the Wings advance to the playoffs. But this does not mean that the games are meaningless – The players also made it a point to emphasize – It provides an opportunity to look at a player like Edvinson. This is an opportunity to see how he fits in at the NHL level, and it will further help him understand how huge his summer will be as he continues his training.
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This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings call up 2021 first-round pick, Simon Edvinson