Aug. 13, 2012
by Kyle Kujawa - griffinshockey.com
Triston Grant (left), Adam Almquist
Although they weren’t players in the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter sweepstakes, the Grand Rapids Griffins went a long way to filling out their 2012-13 roster with several key free agent acquisitions.
To be more accurate, it’s the Detroit Red Wings who made the splash on the Griffins’ behalf. With full control of player personnel now in the hands of the parent club, the Red Wings are able to sign players to AHL contracts. In addition to several fresh faces coming to Grand Rapids through NHL entry-level contracts, Detroit used AHL contracts to sign several key components for the Griffins, allowing them to add a much-needed veteran influence to a young lineup without burning one of their 50 available NHL contracts.
for a look at some of the new faces who could see time in Grand Rapids.