Albin Grewe joining AHL roster means bright future
The Detroit Red Wings have announced that Albin Grewe has been signed to an amateur tryout in which he will join the Grand Rapids Griffins. He was a Red Wings selection from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on day two, where he entered the third round.
The 20-year-old striker is from Sweden and has recovered a bit over the years. He is a 6-foot, 176-pound winger who is trying to stay on par with the American Hockey League (AHL) and continue to work towards an NHL appearance with the Detroit Red Wings.
While it may take some time for this to happen, it just goes to show that some of General Manager Steve Yzerman are finally seeing some of his prospects take off. While the best prospects, Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider, are still in the SHL (although Raymond is on the shelf with an injury), Yzerman sees some of the other guys making progress.
While Grewe is only one perspective when you see these guys evolving, even in a COVID-19 world where the seasons have all been a bit mixed up, I have a feeling the future will be pretty bright. Essentially, these prospects still evolve in difficult circumstances, and when things return to normal they (ideally) have a leg up in their development.
The prospect of Detroit Red Wings Albin Grewe joining the Griffins for an amateur test signals a bright future.
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When it comes to Grewe himself, he’s one of those players who can jump out in front of the players and potentially take a seat with the Griffins.
At best, he could stick with it and play in the NHL with some of the potential clients currently working at Grand Rapids.
In 2020-21, Grewe would give the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) a chance after being drafted by the Saginaw Spirit.
However, COVID-19 threw in a wrench and ended up back home in Sweden, where he played for Djurgårdens IF from SHL, where he has spent the last couple of seasons.
So far this year Grewe has played 39 games in which he has only three goals and three assists.
However, the hope is that he can be more effective with the Griffins. Grewe’s uptrend as a prospect would say he is dynamic and can make things happen in the offensive zone.
In 2019-20, Grewe played 23 games in the U20 league, where he scored six goals and 13 assists for 19 total points. The thing to remember about Grewe is that he’s young, very young, just turned twenty.
The production and scoring may not be there right away, but the Red Wings organization is obviously seeing something they like, or they wouldn’t have brought Grewe with them for this amateur test.
As Grewe seems to impress at Grand Rapids, this could be the signal for a bright future when the team starts seeing Yzerman products.
Trust the Yzer plan.