Riley Piercey was briefly a Detroit Red Wings star in the spotlight last fall. A free-agent hopeful playing for Detroit in the club’s NHL Rookie Tournament in Traverse City. Michigan, Piercey would pot four goals during a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets rookies.
Transaction: The Bridgeport Islanders have signed forward Riley Piercey to an AHL contract.
— Bridgeport Islanders (@AHLIslanders) May 12, 2023
It didn’t earn him a contract. He was released from his tryout a few days later. Returning to play for the OHL’s Flint Firebirds, where he was a teammate of top Red Wings prospect Amadeus Lombardi, Piercey finally got himself a contract. He recently signed an AHL deal with the Bridgeport Islanders, top farm club of the New York Islanders.
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Red Wings Offseason
With Detroit center Joe Veleno collecting a goal and two assists, Canada was whipping Kazakhstan 5-1 at the IIHF World Championship. Kazakhstan’s coach is Kevin Constantine, who guided the San Jose Sharks to their 1994 first-round playoff upset of the Red Wings.
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