Rookie defenseman Simon Edvinsson is drawing rave reviews two games into his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings.
However, as big a deal as he is right now in Hockeytown, Detroit’s sixth overall selection in the 2021 NHL entry draft isn’t the first family member for whom the spotlight of fame has shone brightly.
Edvinsson’s aunt Anki Edvinsson Hedstrom is among Sweden’s most prominent crime novelists. Originally a TV journalist and anchor, after returning to university to study criminology, she published her first crime novel Lust To Kill in 2018. Edvinsson’s father and brother worked in law enforcement. She draws upon their experiences to add realism to her stories. She’s published two more novels since then. Edvinsson’s second novel Snow Angel sold over 100,000 copies.
One of the two police detectives who are recurring characters in her novels even has a hockey-mad son named Simon.
Griffins Roar Back To Tame Wolves
Six third-period goals powered the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 6-3 AHL victory over the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday. Pontus Andreasson and Chase Pearson each accounted for a goal and an assist.
Dominik Shine and Jasper Weatherby were contributing three assists apiece.
Kasper Draws Rogle Even
With center Marco Kasper, Detroit’s 2022 first-round pick, dishing out three assists, Rogle downed Skelleftea 5-2 to draw even in their even in their SHL quarterfinal series on Wednesday.
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Fellow Detroit draftee William Wallinder also drew an assist in the win. Game 5 is slated for Friday.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- On emergency recall, defenseman Simon Edvinsson will find out sometime Thursday if he’ll be playing next for the Red Wings or the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
- DHN’s Nate Brown presents his latest edition of two truths and a lie
- Detroit goalie Magnus Hellberg was stellar in a 3-2 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues
Red Wings Next Game
Detroit is finishing a home-and-home set with the St. Louis Blues Thursday at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m. ET). Thanks to Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout victory at St. Louis, the Red Wings are poised to sweep the season series from the Blues for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.
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Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins earned a much-needed 5-2 win over the Avalanche at Colorado.
Islanders: Following their win over Toronto, the New York Islanders are showing an 84% chance of making the playoffs.
Boston: To no one’s surprise, Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand finished as the player opponents hate playing against the most in the NHLPA poll.
Florida: A 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers is the latest chapter of the confounding season of the Florida Panthers.
Washington: Following a stunning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals are searching for answers.
Montreal: In the Montreal Canadiens tank watch, they remain among the bottom five NHL teams.
Philadelphia: With an abundance of right-wingers, could this area of depth be a source for a future Philadelphia Flyers trade?
San Jose: Shakir Mukhamadullin, acquired in the Timo Meier deal, made his pro debut with the San Jose Barracudas,, NHL farm club of the San Jose Sharks.
Los Angeles: Rasmus Kupari is another Los Angeles Kings prospect who is making a name for himself.
Vegas: Vegas Golden Knights fans managed to locate the previous owner of Jack Eichel’s reclaimed hat.
Calgary: Is there friction between Nazem Kadri and Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter?
Colorado: Former Red Wings center Darren Helm (core injury) returned for the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. He was playing his first game since Jan. 12.