The Red Wings opened up their first development camp since 2022 today and announced the rosters for it via Twitter.
#DRWDC starts today!
Here’s who’s here. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/IrVX5oWvTm
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 10, 2022
Unlike previous years, the team did not announce sweater numbers, and since I’m a numbers geek I couldn’t allow that to stand. I went through Dave Guralnick’s excellent photo gallery to match names and numbers and started filling in gaps from anywhere else I could find… And then the ever-thorough George Malik posted his Day One impressions and included player jersey numbers to fill in the gaps.
There are a handful of returning players who have kept their jersey numbers. Goalie Sebastian Cossa keeps the #33 he wore last fall in camp. Defensemen Oscar Plandowski and Donovan Sebrango keep #77 and #44, respectively. Up front, Pasquale Zito keeps #56 and Cross Hanas holds on to #74.
Returning goalie Carter Gylander has graduated from the #60 he wore in 2019 to #35, which he’ll probably immediately lose to new Red Wings goalie Ville Husso. Robert Mastrosimone, making his return to development camp, takes the #54 that was last assigned to Bobby Ryan with the #14 he wore in 2019 now taken by Robby Fabbri.
Some of the other assignments show players who aren’t expected to return to Detroit. Chase Bradley takes over Carter Rowney’s #37, Kienan Draper gets Dan Renouf’s #21, Owen Flores takes over Kaden Fulcher’s #36, and Andrew Oke is wearing Calvin Pickard’s #31 (though, with regards to the latter two, try-out goalie numbers are even more meaningless in development camp).
One interesting assignment is Simon Edvinsson getting the #3 that had been assigned to Jared MacIssac. MacIssac still has one year left on his deal with Detroit so presumably one of those two will be wearing a different number come the main camp in the fall.
The eighth-overall pick from last week’s NHL Entry Draft, Marco Kasper, is wearing the #92 that previously belonged to Vladislav Namestnikov.
Also worth noting is Carter Mazur having been assigned the #43 that previously belonged to his idol, Darren Helm.
The full roster is as follows:
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