GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Sunday reassigned center Chase Pearson to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Pearson made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on March 24 at the New York Islanders, becoming the 191st Griffin to play in the NHL. The third-year pro logged a plus-one rating and 7:40 of ice time in a 5-2 defeat. During the 2020-21 season, Pearson held a roster spot on Detroit’s taxi squad for two days but did not see any game time. The Alpharetta, Ga., native was selected with the 140th overall pick by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
The 24-year-old has spent the last three campaigns with the Griffins, accumulating 63 points (25-38—63) and 39 penalty minutes in 144 outings. This season, Pearson has 17 points (7-10—17) and 16 penalty minutes in 47 games with Grand Rapids. Before turning pro after the conclusion of his collegiate career in 2018-19, Pearson was a two-time captain at the University of Maine. During his three years at Maine, the center logged 78 points (37-41—78) in 107 games. In 2018-19, Pearson was named the Best Defensive Forward in the Hockey East Conference, as well as earning a spot on the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. On the international stage, Pearson won a bronze medal for the USA U19 team at the 2015-16 World Junior A Challenge when he bagged six points (2-4—6) in five contests.
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