DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Christoffer Ehn to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Ehn was recalled by the Red Wings yesterday and skated 6:53 time on ice with one shot and four hits during the team’s 3-2 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks. The 22-year-old has split his first season in North America between the NHL and AHL, skating in 10 games for the Red Wings and five games for the Griffins. With Detroit, Ehn made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 vs. Columbus and registered his first NHL assist on Oct. 11 vs. Toronto, adding a plus-two rating, four penalty minutes and eight shots on goal. In five games with the Griffins this season, he has picked up four points (1-3-4), a plus-five rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal. He helped the Griffins pick up five of a possible six points over the weekend (2-0-0-1) after back-to-back multi-point games, which included his first AHL goal and assist on Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee.
A native of Skara, Sweden, Ehn spent the previous three seasons (2015-18) playing professionally for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League, producing a career-high 17 points (7-10-17) and 24 penalty minutes in 50 games in 2017-18. In 147 total SHL games with Frolunda, Ehn registered 32 points (11-21-32) and 38 penalty minutes, adding one goal and two assists in 46 career postseason games. He helped the club win an SHL championship in 2015-16 as well as back-to-back championships in the Champions League tournament in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Ehn twice represented Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2016, totaling four points (1-3-4) in 14 games between the two tournaments. Previous to his draft year, Ehn played in Frolunda’s junior ranks, where he was named the league’s best forward in 2014-15 after totaling 36 points (12-24-36) in 40 games as Frolunda’s captain at the under-20 level.