The Detroit Red Wings announced on Wednesday that they have signed goaltending prospect Daniel Larsson to a two-year entry-level deal.
Larsson was the top goaltender in the Swedish Elite League for the 2007-2008 season, earning a 2.29 GAA and a .921 save percentage playing for Djurgardens.
“I think he’s interested in coming to North America. The expectation is he’ll be in Grand Rapids (next season),” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “He was voted the best goalie in the Swedish Elite League. I saw him play a game in late January. I like him, he’s got real good feet, good glove. He’s a good prospect.”
Larsson was selected by the Red Wings in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL entry draft.