Detroit Red Wings management probably hopes someday to see Swedes Lucas Raymond and Jonatan Berggren playing on the same line at Little Caesars Arena.
It could happen sooner than we think if Berggren continues to score goals like the dynamic OT tally he netted Friday night to give the Grand Rapids Griffins a 3-2 win against the Manitoba Moose.
With Raymond in the NHL, Berggren is Detroit’s No. 1 forward prospect. He has 22 points in 28 games for the Griffins. Berggren has been hot lately with two goals and eight assists for 10 points in his past 11 games.
At the prospect tournament in Traverse City, the Red Wings briefly played Jonatan Berggren on a line with Raymond and Joe Veleno. The Red Wings hopes Veleno will start to show more of a scoring touch.
Jonatan. Berggren. Is. Good. At. Hockey.
OT Winner! Add this to your highlight reel🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/3JOg4GcFTP
— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) January 15, 2022
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