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Red Wings sign Wyatt Newpower to entry-level contract - NHL
Newpower, 23, skated in 24 games as a first-year pro with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters in 2020-21, producing 10 points (3-7-10) to tie for 10th on the team in scoring, along with 14 penalty minutes and a team-leading plus-10 rating. The 6-foot-3, 194-pound blueliner made his professional debut on Feb. 12 vs. Rochester, picked up his first two AHL points with a pair of assists on Feb. 22 at Rockford and tallied his first professional goal on March 20 vs. Grand Rapids. Prior to signing a one-year AHL contract with Cleveland on April 6, 2020, Newpower concluded a four-year career at the University of Connecticut in 2019-20, pacing the team with a plus-23 rating and leading the school’s defensemen with a collegiate career-best 22 points (3-19-22) in 34 games as captain of the Huskies. He tied for fifth on Connecticut in scoring and for sixth among all Hockey East defensemen.
Depth piece for the Griffins next year.
Around the League
Vegas’ Ryan Reaves has been suspended for two games for Roughing/ Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Colorado’s Ryan Graves. https://t.co/26pAMLIJW5— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 31, 2021
The Toronto Maple #Leafs head into this off-season with only 3 picks in the 2021 draft:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 1, 2021
-1st round on Apr 11, 2021 in Foligno trade
-3rd round Feb 5, 2020 in Campbell trade
-7th round in Oct 2020 (7th rd swap with BOS)https://t.co/JUPVO3rJUW pic.twitter.com/jrKr9g89mN