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Paterson Joins Griffins

March 31, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Monday reassigned goaltender Jake Paterson from the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Paterson, 19, appeared between the pipes in 45 regular season games with the Spirit this season, producing a 24-18-2 record, a 3.41 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage. In five playoff contests with Saginaw, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound netminder yielded a 1-2-2 record, a 4.67 GAA and a 0.889 save percentage. The Mississauga, Ontario, native owns a 70-54-12 record with a 3.44 GAA and a 0.904 save percentage in 142 career OHL games.

Detroit's second choice (80th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Paterson also represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, but he did not see action on the ice.

The Griffins will begin a three-game stretch at Van Andel Arena with a tilt against the Iowa Wild on Wednesday, followed by back-to-back games against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday. All three games will begin at 7 p.m.

Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Single-game tickets for all home games are now available for purchase at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through, or by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737.

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