Congrats to this former captain of UM's hockey team; just penned a 3 year deal with the Wings. He had been on a one year two way (minors/NHL) contract.
If you are not a Red Wings fan he was called up due to the rash of injuries to the team and has installed himself in as a major pest who gets significant penalty kill minutes, to the point he was making it hard to send him back down as the Red Wings get healthier. No goals yet but has a history of scoring in the minors/college. Was a major part of the Grand Rapids run to the AHL championship at the end of last year. Exactly the type of guy you need for a playoff run.