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Sadowy will begin his professional career with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL come next fall.
Sadowy spent the ladder part of three season in the OHL with both the Saginaw Spirit, but was sent to the Barrie Colts midway through the season last year. He tallied 45 goals and 70 total points in 64 combined games with both clubs last season.
The Red Wings’ assistant GM Ryan Martin likes the skill set he sees in the young prospect.
“We like his combination of grit and competitiveness and scoring touch,” Martin said. “He’s got to continue to work on his foot speed and his body strength but we really like his upside.”
Martin projects Sadowy as a top-nine forward in the NHL.
Who knows, maybe we see Dylan Sadowy in a Red Wing uniform sooner rather than later. The kid is a hard worker, with plenty of upside and with Detroit’s minor league program being one of the best, if not the best in the NHL, Sadowy should blossom into the caliber of player that can crack an NHL lineup and keep himself there for the foreseeable future.
What do you think of the acquisition, Nation?