Like Nicklas Lidstrom and Moritz Seider before him, Simon Edvinsson is the latest promising Detroit Red Wings prospect to come away from his NHL debut without earning a victory.
Edvinsson and the Red Wings fell 5-1 on Saturday to the Colorado Avalanche as he was making his NHL bow.
“It’s a good start to start against this team,” Edvinsson said of seeing the defending Stanley Cup champions in his first NHL game.
It was the same last season for Seider. On Oct. 14, 2021, he played his first NHL game for the Red Wings against the reigning Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite two assists from Seider, Detroit lost the game 7-6 in overtime.
Hall of Famer and seven-time Norris Trophy winner Lidstrom made his debut at Chicago Stadium against the Blackhawks on Oct. 3, 1991. He was +2 as the Red Wings tied Chicago 3-3.
Griffins Sunk Again By Admirals
For the second straight night, the Grand Rapids Griffins were second-best to the Milwaukee Admirals. Playing at home in front of a Van Andel Arena capacity crowd of 10,304, the Griffins were beaten 3-1.
Danny O’Regan set up Matt Luff for the only Grand Rapids goal. Luff (5-7-12) and O’Regan (6-10-16) are carrying the Griffins offensively over the past 15 games. Making his second career AHL start, John Lethemon stopped 22 of 24 shots he faced. He’s showing a 2.95 GAA and .908 save percentage as an AHLer.
Red Wings Prospects Populating NCAA Tournament
There will be plenty of the future of the Red Wings on display during the NCAA Tournament. Forward Carter Mazur and defenseman Shai Buium will be looking to repeat as NCAA champions with the Denver Pioners. In the Michigan-Colgate first-round matchup, Wolverines forward Kienan Draper, son of Detroit amateur scouting director Kris Draper, is up against Red Raiders goalie Carter Gylander. Gylander was named most outstanding player of the ECAC Tournament.
Your Most Outstanding Player is Carter Gylander!
2023 All-Tournament Team
G – Carter Gylander, @ColgateMIH
D – Henry Thrun, @HarvardMHockey
D – Zach Metsa, @QU_MIH
F – Ross Mitton, @ColgateMIH
F – Alex Young, @ColgateMIH
F – Alex Laferriere, @HarvardMHockey #ECACHockey pic.twitter.com/rFpSMGUTUb
— ECAC Hockey (@ecachockey) March 19, 2023
Forward Ethan Phillips will be playing for the Boston Terriers, with defenseman Kyle Aucoin in action for the Harvard Crimson. He’s the offspring of former NHL defenseman Adrian Aucoin.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- The Red Wings are enduring what virtually amounts to a team-wide scoring slump
- Detroit dropped a 10th successive game to the Colorado Avalanche by a 5-1 count on Saturday
- Prized defensive prospect Simon Edvinsson was making his NHL debut for the Red Wings in Saturday’s game
- Detroit signed draft pick defenseman Antti Tuomisto, a coveted right-shot defenseman
Red Wings Next Game
Fresh off losing their 10th in a row to Colorado, the Red Wings are welcoming another team they can’t beat to Little Caesars Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET). Detroit is 0-6-2 in the last eight meetings with the Florida Panthers.
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