The Detroit Red Wings have made an additional roster move today, inking prospect forward Mitch Callahan to a one-year deal.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 21, 2016
The contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the minors. However, Callahan will likely be exposed to waivers for the third time due to Detroit’s log-jam at the forward position. He’s cleared waivers two straight years.
Callahan, 24, was originally drafted by the Red Wings 180th overall in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He’s spent the last three seasons playing in the AHL for the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Last season, he scored 19 goals for the Griffins while racking up 94 penalty minutes. His best offensive output for the Griffins came during the 2013-14 season when he potted 26 goals and adding 18 assists.