Detroit Assigns Zadina to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forward Filip Zadina to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
??In his NHL debut, Zadina, 19, totaled three points (1-2-3) in nine games with the Red Wings and averaged 15:23 of ice time. He scored his first goal at Colorado on March 5 and tallied his first assist on March 9 at Tampa Bay. Zadina became the 176th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with Detroit on Feb. 24 against San Jose at Little Caesars Arena.
??A 6-foot, 190-pounder winger, Zadina ties for fourth on the Griffins in scoring with 31 points (15-16-31) while adding 14 penalty minutes in 45 appearances during his rookie campaign. He has picked up points in each of his last seven AHL contests (4-5-9), a season high, and ties for 13th among first-year players in goals. Selected sixth overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by Detroit, Zadina is the highest Red Wings draft pick to ever play for Grand Rapids.
??A native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, he has represented his country on multiple occasions, including the last two World Junior Championships. He combined for nine points (7-2-9) in 12 games during the two tournaments and was named to the 2018 WJC All-Star Team.
??During the 2017-18 season, his first in North America, Zadina skated in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and collected a team-high 44 goals among 82 points, which was second on the club. He earned spots on both the QMJHL First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team after leading all league rookies in scoring and tying for seventh overall. Zadina was also selected as the Mike Bossy Trophy winner as the league's best professional prospect. He tied for the team lead in postseason scoring, showing 12 points (5-7-12) in nine appearances.
??The Griffins return to Van Andel Arena tonight to host the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m.. before embarking on a season-high six-game road trip.
??Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.?
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