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Five Reasons Why Sheldon Dries is Good Fit For Red Wings (+)

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When the Detroit Red Wings signed center Sheldon Dries to a two-year, two-way contract Monday, it didn’t create a seismic reaction with the fan base.

But within the hockey world, this is considered a useful signing. With Austin Czarnik and Zach Aston-Reese becoming UFAs, the Red Wings needed a center who could benefit the Grand Rapids Griffins and be a contributor if the Red Wings need to recall him. He’s a versatile, skilled performer.

Here are reasons why the Red Wings settled on Dries:

Lalonde Coached Him in the USHL

When Lalonde was coaching the Green Bay Gamblers from 2011-2014, Dries played two seasons for him. He knows what the Macomb Township native is all about. He’s quietly effective.

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