GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Monday assigned forward Mitch Callahan to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Appearing in four Red Wings games this season, Callahan averaged 6:48 of ice time and recorded two shots.
Detroit’s sixth choice, 180th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot, 195-pound winger has logged five career games in Detroit. He became the 144th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted on March 25, 2014 at Columbus.
Skating in 53 Griffins games this season, the 25-year-old Callahan places among the team’s leaders with 36 points (7th), 14 goals (T7th), six power play goals (5th) and 22 assists (T9th).
In his sixth season as a professional, Callahan ranks as one of the Griffins’ all-time leaders with 352 games played (4th), 179 points (T7th), 92 goals (3rd) and 397 PIM (9th). A 2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids, Callahan has played in 41 postseason contests with the Griffins – tied for seventh most in team history – and contributed 18 points (7-11—18) and 48 PIM.
A native of Whittier, Calif., Callahan played three seasons with Kelowna from 2008-11 and posted 128 points (57-71—128) in 204 games. The Rockets won the Western Hockey League championship during his first year with the club. Callahan also won a bronze medal while representing Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, appearing in six games and scoring one goal during the tournament.
The Central Division-leading Griffins host Rockford on Friday at 7 p.m.
Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.