Inclusion of a pair of Detroit Red Wings draft picks is highlighting the roster of 31 players who will be gathering for training camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., starting December 12. They’ll be seeking to earn one of the 25 spots on the roster of the team that will seek to defend its title at the upcoming World Junior Championship.
Forwards Carter Mazur (Denver Pioneers) and Red Savage (Miami Redhawks) are the two players who gained invitations. The Red Wings selected both players in the 2021 NHL entry draft.
Mazur (70th overall), from Jackson, Michigan, shares the NCHC freshman goal-scoring lead. Stats show him neting seven goals in 12 games. Savage (114th overall), from Scottsdale, Arizona, is showing five goals in 13 games for the RedHawks. He’s the son of former NHL forward Brian Savage.
“It’s obviously pretty special to grow up with my dad,” Savage said. “Being around the locker room is something that you want strive to do for your whole life and kind of follow in his footsteps.
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“The biggest things that he’s taught me throughout the years of my life through hockey is that the biggest things about becoming a good hockey players are the things that you do away from the rink. It’s the preparations and putting yourself in the best spot to thrive. He’s really taught me a lot of great lessons about getting there.
“He played for a while so it’s something that I’m hoping to do and follow in his footsteps.”
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