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Red Wings’ Dennis Cholowski emerging as future star while playing key role now | The Detroit News

Man, it hasn’t been a very fun start to the season, but I don’t think anyone can complain or be disappointed by the play of Dennis Cholowski. He’s been one of the few bright spots of this young season.

At 25:40, his time on ice led the Wings’ defensemen by 4:29, an unusually large gap.

While four veteran defensemen produced eight giveaways, Cholowski had none.

He blocked two shots and fired two on goal in five attempts.

For his performance, Jeff Blashill is awarding prime minutes, so far. Cholowski is averaging 22:14 time on ice.

Thrown into the inferno of the start of the Red Wings’ season, in the early going, he is emerging as an essential quantity.

This is what we wanted. We wanted to see the Red Wings give the kids a chance and, so far, Cholowski has taken the ball and he’s running away with it. I don’t know if he’s for real of if this is what we can expect from the young defenseman all season, but I’m enjoying it and I will continue to enjoy it despite the mounting losses by the team.

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