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GRIFFINS ROSTER & ALUMNI TRACKER

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Consider this your one-stop, authoritative source for information on who could play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2018-19, who is unsigned, and where former players and coaches will be this fall.

Starting with Grand Rapids' season-ending roster then adding recent Detroit Red Wings draft picks and new signees to the organization, here are the players who could play for the Griffins next season, unless they make the Detroit Red Wings or are sent down to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye. (Bold indicates AHL veteran status, i.e. has played 261 or more games in the NHL, AHL and European Elite Leagues. AHL teams may dress no more than six veterans each game, not including goalies.)

Under Contract for 2018-19 (Contract)
F Colin Campbell (GR)
D Dennis Cholowski (DET)
D Marcus Crawford (GR)
F Christoffer Ehn (DET)
G Kaden Fulcher (DET)
D Trevor Hamilton (GR)
D Joe Hicketts (DET)
F Axel Holmstrom (DET)
D Filip Hronek (DET)
D Brian Lashoff (DET)
D Dylan McIlrath (DET)

F David Pope (DET)
D Robbie Russo (DET)
G Patrik Rybar (DET)
D Vili Saarijarvi (DET)
F Dylan Sadowy (DET)
F Givani Smith (DET)
D Libor Sulak (DET)
F Evgeny Svechnikov (DET)
F Dominic Turgeon (DET)
F Trevor Yates (GR)

Four players from the 2017-18 Griffins are restricted free agents. Their NHL contracts with Detroit are expiring, but the Red Wings can exercise their option to retain them by submitting qualifying offers.

Restricted Free Agents - Detroit
G Matej Machovsky – Signed a three-year contract with HC Sparta Praha (Tipsport extraliga/Czech Republic) on May 1
F Zach Nastasiuk
F Matt Puempel
D Dan Renouf

The following players are now unrestricted free agents and may be courted to re-sign either NHL or AHL contracts with the organization. Detroit’s players are under contract through June 30 and can sign with any team as of July 1, while Griffins-contracted players can immediately sign with any team (except for those currently playing for Toledo in the ECHL playoffs):

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
F Mike Borkowski (GR)
G Jared Coreau (DET)
F Corey Elkins (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Grizzlys Wolfsburg (DEL/Germany) on May 14
F Turner Elson (DET)
F Luke Esposito (GR)
F Matthew Ford (GR)
F Matt Lorito (DET)
D Patrick McCarron (GR)
G Tom McCollum (DET)
G Pat Nagle (GR)
F Dominik Shine (GR)
F Ben Street (DET)
F Eric Tangradi (DET)

D Kevin Tansey (GR)

Finally, these are the transactions involving Griffins alumni that have taken place since April. Check back often to see where your favorites will be playing and coaching in 2018-19.

May 21
Andy Miele (2014-16) – Signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL/Russia)

May 14
Corey Elkins (2017-18) – Signed a one-year contract with Grizzlys Wolfsburg (DEL/Germany)

May 8
Hugo Boisvert (2001-04) – Named head coach of the Bietigheim Steelers (DEL2/Germany)

May 3
Louis-Marc Aubry (2011-17) – Re-signed with Eisbaren Berlin (DEL/Germany)

May 2
Francis Pare (2008-13) – Re-signed a one-year contract with Automobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL/Russia)
Trevor Parkes (2011-14) – Signed a one-year contract with EHC Munchen (DEL/Germany)

May 1
Matej Machovsky (2017-18) – Signed a three-year contract with HC Sparta Praha (Tipsport extraliga/Czech Republic)

April 27
Mattias Backman (2013-15) – Signed a three-year contract with Linkoping HC (SHL/Sweden)

April 26
Mattias Ritola (2007-10) – Re-signed a three-year contract with Leksands IF (Allsvenskan/Sweden)

April 17
Joakim Andersson (2008-09;10-13;15-16) – Signed a two-year contract with HV71 Jonkoping (SHL/Sweden)

April 16
Cody Lampl (2012-13) – Signed a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim (DEL/Germany)

April 11
Adam Almquist (2011-14) – Signed a one-year contract with SC Bern (NLA/Switzerland)

April 8
Jamie Tardif (2006-11) - Retired