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The Daily: Should Jonatan Berggren Get Next Call-Up From Grand Rapids?



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Jonatan Berggren (three goals, three assists) is starting to score for the Grand Rapids Griffins

Jonatan Berggren reminds the Detroit Red Wings regularly that Joe Veleno isn’t the only top offensive prospect at their minor-league affiliate.

First, he scored the overtime winner in a 6-5 win Friday against the Iowa Wild.

Secondly, Berggren set-up the game winner in Grand Rapids’ 2-1 win Sunday against the Rockford IceHogs.  He now has three goals and three assists in nine games for the Griffins.

Last season, Jonatan Berggren was seventh  in Swedish scoring. He had 45 points in 49 games for Skelleftea AIK. The 2018 second-round pick never received a true chance to make the Red Wings in training camp. He was injured in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City.

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Been keeping an eye on him and thought he might make 22-23 NHL Roster. No problem with giving him a look see. Certainly would rather develope him than Smith, Gagner or even Rasmussen. Looking at Edvinsson, Berggran and Johansson to continue the Yzerplan next year add more depth thru the draft and add a FA or two and we are playoff material next year.

Mark W

Yes! Bring him up now. He can see the ice and will execute passes better than any forward in GR. Or at least, he deserves a shot if Veleno got one. Put your money on not seeing him again in GR. However. If Johansson were to come up to GR I might change my mind. Ideally both will be up next season.

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