Zadina Assigned to Griffins
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday assigned forward Filip Zadina to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Zadina, 20, has split his second professional season between the Red Wings and Griffins. In seven games for Detroit, he shows three assists in 14:10 of average ice time. Skating in 20 games for Grand Rapids, the 6-foot, 188-pound winger ranks among the team's leaders with 13 points (3rd), seven goals (3rd), six assists (T7th) and four power play goals (2nd).
Since becoming the 176th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with the Red Wings on Feb. 24, 2019 vs. San Jose, Zadina has posted six points (1-5-6) in 16 career games.
The sixth overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by Detroit, Zadina has logged 79 games with the Griffins since turning pro last season, accounting for 48 points (23-25-48) and 26 penalty minutes. In five Calder Cup Playoff games, Zadina shows three points (2-1-3).
During the 2017-18 season, his first in North America, Zadina skated in 57 games for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL and was selected the Mike Bossy Trophy winner as the league's best professional prospect in addition to garnering spots on both the QMJHL First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team after tying for seventh overall with 82 points (44-38-82).
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.
The Griffins (9-13-1-2) take on the San Diego Gulls today at 10 p.m. EST to begin 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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