Our Detroit Red Wings roster ranking is nearing the finish line!
The Detroit Red Wings‘ exhibition schedule is in full swing, and we're now less than two weeks away from the regular season opener later this month. Training Camp in Traverse City concluded at the end of last month, featuring over 60 players vying for a coveted roster spot. While the team has significantly narrowed down their roster, our final Detroit Red Wings roster ranking is approaching its conclusion.
No. 19: F Jonatan Berggren
The Swedish rookie forward demonstrated his NHL caliber when he was called up from the AHL in November, tallying an impressive 12 points in 21 games. By the end of the year, he had notched a total of 15 goals, and the team is counting on him to deliver even more offensive firepower in the upcoming season.
No. 18: F Joe Veleno
One of the two Red Wings' first-round draft selections from 2018, Veleno played a career-high 81 games this season but recorded only 20 points. Now equipped with a new contract, he's determined to increase his production for the upcoming year.
No. 17: F Daniel Sprong
A newcomer to Detroit, he played 66 games last year with the Seattle Kraken, he notched 46 points, consisting of 21 goals and 25 assists. This performance marks a significant improvement from his previous career high of 13 goals in 42 games with the Washington Capitals during the 2020-21 season, which equates to a pace of nearly 26 goals over a full 82-game schedule.
No. 16: D Ben Chiarot
Chiarot's initial defensive partnership with Moritz Seider didn't unfold as the team had hoped, as he was frequently caught flat-footed and found himself out of position. Nevertheless, he did bring a physical presence to the team. Expect him to prioritize a bounce-back season in the upcoming year.
No. 15: D Jeff Petry
Hailing from Ann Arbor, this player has an extensive NHL career, spanning 864 games with stints on the Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, and Pittsburgh Penguins. Over the course of his career, he has notched 92 goals and 261 assists. The son of Detroit Tigers World Series hero Dan Petry, he's getting a chance to fulfill his dream of playing in his hometown.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- The Detroit Red Wings have completed Training Camp in Traverse City and are now in the midst of the preseason
- Our newest roster countdown includes a pair of names brand new to the Red Wings this season, including the son of former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry
- Our Detroit Red Wings roster countdown is nearing the finish line!
Bottom Line: We're in the home stretch of our Detroit Red Wings roster countdown
The Red Wings delivered an impressive performance last night during preseason action against the Chicago Blackhawks, securing a commanding 6-1 victory and advancing to a 3-1 record in the exhibition schedule.
Tomorrow night in Chicago, they are set for a rematch against the Blackhawks. This game presents another opportunity for the young talents aiming to secure a spot on the roster to showcase their abilities to the management and coaching staff.