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Camp Invite Mianscum an Interesting Red Wings Prospect

Mianscum atttended Montreal’s development camp last season



Israel Mianscum, Red Wings prospect
Red Wings free agent invite Israel Mianscum will be attending the club's fall training camp.

Of all the free agents getting invitations to play for the Detroit Red Wings in this month’s NHL Rookie Tournament, forward Israel Mianscum just may be the most curiously interesting prospect.

From the Cree community of Mistissini in northern Quebec, left-winger Mianscum was an attendee at Detroit’s summer development camp.

“It was very fun, I had a good experience,” Mianscum told Celina Wapachee of “I saw how others played and that pushed me to play harder. I saw where I needed to be to make it [in the NHL].

“There were people that encouraged and helped me, like the coaches and scouts telling me what I need to work on.”

The rookie tourney is taking place from Sept. 14-17 in Traverse City, Mich. He’s already been informed by the Red Wings that he’ll be attending their full training camp following the conclusion of the NHL rookie tournament. That’s also in Traverse City from Sept. 21-25.

Last summer, Mianscum was in attendance at the development camp of the Montreal Canadiens.

Mianscum Well Known To Griffins Assistant Coach

During the 2022-23 QMJHL season, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound Mianscum wound up fourth on the Sherbrooke Phoenix in scofring with 30 goals and 31 assists. That was a 10-goal and 20-point improvement on his 2021-22 totals.

His coach in Sherbrooke was Stephane Julien. Earlier in the summer, the hiring of Julien as an assistant coach on the staff of new had coach Dan Watson was announced by the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit’s top farm club.

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Julien, who was earning the honors as both top coach and top GM in the QMJHL last season, has coached Mianscum, 20, for the past four seasons. He speaks highly of the developmental improvement he’s seen in the player during that span of time.

“He is one of the players I’ve seen progress the most in my coaching career in Sherbrooke,” Julien told “He’s a very smart player. He’ss very strong on his skates. He can hit very hard. He has a pro shot. He’s got everything to be successful.”