Cross Hanas hasn’t taken his foot off the accelerator. The Grand Rapids Griffins lost a 3-2 overtime game Saturday night, but Hanas scored his seventh goal of the season.
The Red Wings’ second round pick (No. 55, 2020) boasts 11 points in his first 13 American Hockey League games. He’s on a pace to score 43 goals in his first AHL season.
His most recent surge (five points in four games) couldn’t have come at a better time. Austin Czarnak and Jonatan Berggren, crucial to the Griffins’ offense, were called up to the Red Wings.
Nate Brown of Detroit Hockey Now recently wrote about why Cross Hanas is such a strong start to his professional career.
In other AHL news, Minnesota Wild prospect goaltender Jesper Wallstedt scored an empty-net goal for Iowa Wild last night. If the Swedish goalie sounds familiar, it’s probably because there was speculation two years ago that the Red Wings. Instead, they drafted Sebastian Cossa at No. 15. The Wild drafted Wallstedt at No. 20. Both teams are happy with their selections
GOALIE GOAL!! 🚨
This is why hockey needs a trophy for ‘Leading Goalie Goal Scorer’ pic.twitter.com/aj5QY0OwGX
— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) November 13, 2022
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Nate Brown writes about goalie Sebastian Cossa‘s strong 4-2-1 start with Toledo this season.
The Derek Lalonde-coached Red Wings are hoping to discover who they are on this west Coast Road trip.
The Red Wings’ Next Game
The Detroit Red Wings will play the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday in their second game of their four-game road trip. There’s hope that injured Tyler Bertuzzi might play in that game.
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