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Mitch Callahan Called Up!

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Mitch Callahan doing the dirty work.
Mitch Callahan doing the dirty work.
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Surprise! Landon Ferraro was sent back to Grand Rapids last night, and that leaves the Wings with only 12 healthy forwards on the roster. Mitch Callahan, who will presumable play, will be the 13th healthy forward.

F Avaliable F Injured
Daniel Alfredsson Justin Abdelkader
Joakim Andersson Dan Cleary
Todd Bertuzzi Pavel Datsyuk
Mitch Callahan Tomas Jurco
Cory Emmerton Mikael Samuelsson
Johan Franzen Stephen Weiss
Luke Glenening Henrik Zetterberg
Darren Helm
David Legwand
Drew Miller
Gustav Nyquist
Riley Sheahan
Tomas Tatar

Mitch Callahan should become the 8th player to make his NHL debut with the Wings this season. He's had another fantastic year in Grand Rapids, already doubling his point total and more than doubling his goal total from last year while reducing his PIM by almost half.Callahan has played in 66 games so far with the Griffins and is 3rd on the team in points (40) 2nd in goals (25), is tied for 2nd in power play goals (6) and is 2nd only to Cory Emmerton in short handed goals (2), leads the team in +/- (+21), and leads the team in shots on goal (185).

Callahan plays with a lot of energy and never say die attitude. He's become very skilled at working in the crease, tipping in goals, and scoring dirty goals. He gets under people's skin without letting them get under his, and plays with an edge without crossing the line. He has 7 points  (4G, 3A) in his last 5 games with the Griffins.

Here's a little more about Callahan's game and that I wrote, in case you're not already familiar with it.

Should Mitch Callahan Be With The Wings Next Season?

Career Stats for Callahan

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM
2013-14 Griffins 66 25 15 40 21 185 51
2012-13 Griffins 71 11 9 20 -3 136 93
2011-12 Griffins 48 6 3 9 -3 58 103
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM
2013 Playoffs Griffins 24 6 5 11 1 33 33

Bring on the Callyhands!