With the Red Wings having claimed the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup as champions of the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, the team is ready for their main training camp to begin, and with that comes the release of their training camp roster.
The roster includes 67 players. Only two players who were on the Prospects Tournament roster will not be appearing in the main camp – Elmer Soderblom and Gustav Berglund. No NHL free agents will be appearing with the Red Wings as pro try-outs.
There are no surprise jersey number changes revealed by the roster announcement.
Evgeni Svechnikov, who missed the entire 2018-19 season, will keep the #37 he was scheduled to wear last year. He wore that number for his debut in 2016-17 before switching to #77 for the 2017-18 campaign.
Finnish free agent signing Oliwer Kaski claims that #77, after having worn #7 with Pelicans last season. Kaski taking #77 would explain why Taro Hirose, who specifically was looking for a number with seven in it, took #67 instead of #77.
I had speculated that #26 might have gone to Thomas Vanek on a PTO but that ended up going to Grand Rapids Griffins’ captain Matt Ford, who was assigned #77 last fall. Similarly, I thought that #50 might go to someone on a try-out but, instead, it’s been assigned to Dominik Shine, with Ryan Kuffner having taken the #56 that Shine wore in camp last year.
Goalie Calvin Pickard, the Red Wings’ only remaining free agent signing to not have a number announced, has taken #31. He’s worn #30 in the past but Detroit has that semi-retired for Chris Osgood, it would seem.
The #3 worn last season by Nick Jensen has been assigned to defenseman Jared McIsaac. Libor Sulak’s #47 has gone to Marcus Crawford of the Griffins.
Any other changes are related to camp invitees and/or were already confirmed.
The full training camp roster is as follows:
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