Brad Richards to return on Friday; Athanasiou goes back to Grand Rapids

One of the key signings in the off-season, Brad Richards, is ready to make his return to the ice for the Detroit Red Wings. Richards has been out of the lineup since October 21 with lower back pain. In a corresponding roster move, Andreas Athanasiou was reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. In his six games with Detroit, he … Read more

Getting Familiar with Andreas Athanasiou

After last night’s thrilling 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals, in which rookie Andreas Athanasiou scored his first career goal, a lot of people are asking “who is this kid”? Here is everything you need to know about Mr. Athanasiou. A fourth round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2012, Athanasiou has always been known for … Read more

FLASHBACK: Andreas Athanasiou’s first career NHL goal is a game-winner

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Just looking at his stats and performance at the AHL level, everyone could see that Andreas Athanasiou has the potential to be a special player at the pro-level of hockey. After a cup of coffee with the Red Wings in 2015-16, ‘Double-A’ garnered more playing time and was one of the few bright spots last … Read more

Justin Abdelkader practicing with third line

Since recording a hat trick in the season opener, Justin Abdelkader has been quiet. He has registered a goal and two assists in the 13 games since. In an attempt to change things up and find more scoring, Abdelkader has been practicing with the third line with Teemu Pulkkinen and newcomer Andreas Athanasiou. Pavel Datsyuk practiced on a line … Read more

Red Wings recall Andreas Athanasiou from Grand Rapids; Quincey placed on IR

The Detroit Red Wings are once again facing the injury bug, which means that Andreas Athanasiou could make his NHL debut this afternoon against the Dallas Stars. Kyle Quincey, who is dealing with an ankle injury, has been placed on the injured reserve in order to allow Athanasiou to be recalled. Landon Ferraro was injured … Read more

Anthony Mantha and Tomas Nosek lead the way in Red vs. White game

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up training camp on Monday with their annual Red vs. White scrimmage and many of the youngsters made quite an impression. Anthony Mantha, Detroit’s 1st overall pick in 2013, potted two goals playing on a line with Tyler Bertuzzi and Andreas Athanasiou. He is champing at the bit for the puck … Read more

Red Wings lose in prospect tournament final against Columbus

After a nice comeback against the Dallas Stars on Monday night, the Detroit Red Wings’ prospects fell short to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 in the prospect tournament final. This marks the 4th time that the Jackets have won the title! The Red Wings finished 3-1 for the tournament, and have finished in 1st, 3rd and … Read more

Red Wings’ prospects erase 2 goal deficit to earn a spot in championship game

Andreas Athanasiou scored with 2:21 left in the 3rd period tonight, after he tied the game just minutes earlier, to complete a comeback for the Red Wings’ prospects against the Dallas Stars’ prospects.  With the 5-4 victory, the Red Wings secured a spot in the championship game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The other goal scorers … Read more

Meet the Red Wings draft picks competing at the Prospects Tournament

[tps_header]We’re getting closer, hockey fans. The annual Detroit Red Wings prospects tournament starts on Friday, which is a great indicator that the season is right around the corner. The Red Wings will have their first practice at 11:30am Friday, and their first game will be Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. As is tradition, the teams … Read more

Top 5 Red Wings forward prospects (w/ video)

[tps_header] The Grand Rapids Griffins are currently battling in the Western Conference Finals of the AHL playoffs against the Utica Comets and we are seeing just how good some of the prospects in the Detroit Red Wings farm system really are.  Here is a list of 5 forward prospects that Red Wings fans can’t help but be excited … Read more

Down on the Farm: Andreas Athanasiou continues to impress for Griffins (w/ video)

The Detroit Red Wings may have found another gem in the draft with 20-year old Andreas Athanasiou.  He was drafted 110th overall in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. After scoring 49 goals in the OHL in his final year of junior, he has now completed his first full season of pro-level hockey where he contributed 32 points in 55 games for the Griffins despite missing seven weeks with broken jaw that had to be wired shut.

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