Rookie surprise Ehn going to Grand Rapids to develop offense
Christoffer Ehn was Detroit’s third choice (106th overall) in the 2014 NHL draft.
The Red Wings sent center Christoffer Ehn, the biggest rookie surprise to make the team out of the preseason, to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Ehn, 22, had one assist, was plus-2, and had four penalty minutes in nine games.
“We know he’s a good player, we know he can play in the league,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill told www.mlive.com. “We know he’s a good defensive player. Can he build his offensive game down there? It’s a hard league to develop in, so can he develop a little more of that offense down there?”
The move was made to clear a roster spot for Jacob de la Rose, who practiced with the Red Wings on Thursday ahead of Friday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets at Little Caesars Arena. De la Rose was claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens last week.
Ehn was Detroit’s third choice (106th overall) in the 2014 NHL draft.