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Red Wings Ink 2023 Draft Pick To Three-Year Contract



Emmitt Finnie, Red Wings prospect

Emmitt Finnie learned he had been drafted by the Detroit Red Wings by telephone after a workout last summer.

The next step in his Red Wings career was more direct.

Finnie, drafted in the seventh round last summer, signed a three-year contract with the Red Wings on Thursday. It begins with the 2024-25 season. He will join the  Grand Rapids Griffins on an amateur tryout deal for the rest of this season.

The 6-1, 178-pound forward signed at the conclusion of his third season with the Kamloops Blazers of tbe Western Hockey League. He led the team in points (59), assists (40) and was second on the team in goals with 19. He was named the WHL’s Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 11. He had seven goals and  two assists in three games.

His 59 points this season was a significant jump from the year before, when he had nine goals and 35 points. He led the team in shorthanded goals (f0ur) and was second on the team in power-play points with 20.