In Red Wings Land
Dennis Cholowski, the Detroit Red Wings first-round draft pick from 2016, isn’t sure which league he will be playing in next season as he continues his journey to the NHL. It is worth noting that the Prince George Cougars of the WHL currently hold his contract rights.
"Right now, I don't know where I'll be next year," he said. "I'm just going to do my best to make whatever team I can. Whether it's Detroit, Grand Rapids or the WHL, I'll play where they want me to play."
Around The League
NHL Network released their list of the 40 breakout players from the 2016-17 NHL season and unfortunately there were no Red Wings’ players on their list. Connor McDavid topped the list as he continues to become the face of the modern NHL era.
In his second NHL season, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft led the League in scoring with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) in 82 games. He won the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy (League MVP) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players). McDavid, 20, was a plus-27, had 30 power-play points and six game-winning goals to help the Oilers qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season.