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GRIFFINS ROSTER & ALUMNI TRACKER

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Wondering who will be back with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2017-18, who is unsigned and where former players and coaches will be this season? You've come to the right place.

Coming off their second Calder Cup championship in five years, the Griffins have the pieces in place for their title defense.

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 either the Griffins, the ECHL's Toledo Walleye, or the Red Wings during their inaugural season at Little Ceasars Arena. (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 2017-18 (Contract)
F Tyler Bertuzzi (DET)
F Mike Borkowski (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract on Aug. 7 (was UFA)
F Colin Campbell (GR) - Re-signed a two-year contract on Aug. 24 (was UFA)
G Jared Coreau (DET)
F Corey Elkins (GR)
F Turner Elson (DET) - Signed a one-year contract on July 1
F Luke Esposito (GR)
F Matthew Ford (GR)
F Martin Frk (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract on July 18 (was RFA)
D Joe Hicketts (DET)
F Axel Holmstrom (DET)
D Filip Hronek (DET)
D Brian Lashoff (DET) - Re-signed a two-year contract on June 29 (was RFA)
F Matt Lorito (DET)
G Matej Machovsky (DET)
D Patrick McCarron (GR)
G Tom McCollum (DET) - Acquired from Calgary on July 1
D Dylan McIlrath (DET) - Re-signed a two-year contract on June 29 (was UFA)
G Pat Nagle (GR)
F Zach Nastasiuk (DET)
D Dan Renouf (DET)
D Robbie Russo (DET) - Re-signed a two-year contract on Sept. 6 (was RFA)
D Vili Saarijarvi (DET)
F Dylan Sadowy (DET)
F Dominik Shine (GR)
F Ben Street (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract on June 27 (was UFA)
F Evgeny Svechnikov (DET)
F Eric Tangradi (DET)
D Kevin Tansey (GR)
F Dominic Turgeon (DET)

The following players are now unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and may be signed by any organization.

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
D Conor Allen (GR) - Signed by Rochester on Aug. 30
D Matt Caito (GR) - Signed by Iowa on July 1
F Mitch Callahan (DET) - Signed by Edmonton on July 1
F Daniel Cleary (DET)
F Kyle Criscuolo (GR) - Signed by Buffalo on July 1
F Alex Globke (GR) - Signed by Quad City (ECHL) on Sept.18
G Cal Heeter (GR) - Signed by Toronto (AHL) on Aug. 17
D Nathan Paetsch (GR) - Signed by Rochester on Sept. 12
G Eddie Pasquale (DET) - Signed by Edmonton on July 1
G Jake Paterson (DET) - Signed by Milwaukee on July 26
F Carter Sandlak (GR) - Signed by Greenville (ECHL) on July 29
F Mathew Santos (GR) - Recruited by Ryerson University on June 27

Finally, these are the transactions involving Griffins alumni that have taken place since the end of the 2016-17 regular season. Check back often to see where your favorites will be playing and coaching in 2017-18.

Sept. 14
Kyle Bonis (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)

Sept. 12
Anders Myrvold (2003-04) - Retired
Nathan Paetsch (2012-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Rochester (AHL)

Sept. 11
Drew Miller (2016-17) - Signed a PTO with Chicago (NHL)

Sept. 10
Chris Kelly (2001-02) - Signed a PTO with Edmonton

Sept. 6
Robbie Russo (2015-17) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Detroit

Sept. 5
Evan McGrath (2006-10) - Signed a one-year contract with Kassel (Germany)

Sept. 3
Jamie Tardif (2006-11) - Signed a one-year contract with Quad City (ECHL)

Sept. 1
Anders Myrvold (2003-04) - Signed a one-year contract with Valerenga (Norway)
Evan Rankin (2010-11) - Retired
Marek Tvrdon (2013-16) - Signed a one-year contract with Edinburgh (Scotland)

Aug. 31
Jared Nightingale (2014-15) - Retired

Aug.30
Conor Allen (2016-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Rochester (AHL)

Aug. 29
Petr Schastlivy (1999-02) - Signed a contract with Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russia)

Aug. 24
Colin Campbell (2013-17) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Grand Rapids

Aug. 21
Igor Grigorenko (2007-08) - Signed a tryout with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)

Aug. 19
Tylor Spink (2016-17) - Signed a two-year contract with Orebro (Sweden)

Aug. 17
Cal Heeter (2016-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Toronto (AHL)

Aug. 16
Alexey Marchenko (2013-15) - Signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Aug. 15
Dennis Cholowski (2016-17) - Signed with Prince George (WHL)

Aug. 11
Tyler Barnes (2014-15) - Signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)

Aug. 8
Nathan Robinson (2002-05) - Signed a tryout with Vsetin (Czech Republic)

Aug. 7
Shane Berschbach (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)
Mike Borkowski (2016-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids
A.J. Jenks (2015-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)
Logan Pyett (2008-12) - Signed a one-year contract with Tohoku (Japan)

Aug. 2
Andrej Nestrasil (2011-14) - Signed with Neftekhimik (KHL)

July 29

Alden Hirschfeld (2013-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)

July 27
Alexandre Giroux (2001-02) - Signed a one-year contract with Grenoble (France)
Pat Nagle (2014-15) - Signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

July 26
Jake Paterson (2015-16) - Signed a one-year contract with Milwaukee (AHL)
Tyler Redenbach (2007-08) - Signed a one-year contract with Tappara (Finland)

July 21
Tomas Tatar (2009-13) - Re-signed a four-year contract with Detroit

July 18
Martin Frk (2013-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit
Evan McGrath (2006-10) - Signed a tryout with Adler Mannheim (Germany)

July 6
Scott Barney (2006-07) - Signed with Anyang Halla (South Korea)
Chris Conner (2011-12) - Signed a two-year contract with Lehigh Valley (AHL)
Teemu Pulkkinen (2012-15) - Signed a one-year contract with Vegas

July 3
Xavier Ouellet (2013-16) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Detroit

July 1

Mattias Backman (2013-15) - Signed a one-year contract with EHC Kloten (Switzerland)
Matt Caito (2016-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Iowa (AHL)
Mitch Callahan (2011-17) - Signed a two-year contract with Edmonton
Kyle Criscuolo (2016-17) - Signed a two-year contract with Buffalo
Landon Ferraro (2009-10;11-15) - Signed a two-year contract with Minnesota
Tom McCollum (2009-16) - Acquired by Detroit from Calgary in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Chris Mueller (2007-08) - Signed a two-year contract with Toronto
Kevin Porter (2014-15) - Signed a two-year contract with Buffalo
Kyle Quincey (2005-08) - Signed a one-year contract with Minnesota

June 29
Brian Lashoff (2008-13;14-17) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Detroit
Dylan McIlrath (2016-17) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Detroit
Kris Newbury (2009-10) - Signed with Fischtown (Germany)
Brendan Smith (2010-13) - Re-signed a four-year contract with NY Rangers
Tylor Spink (2016-17) - Signed a tryout with Orebro (Sweden)

June 27
Ben Street (2016-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit

June 26
Tomas Jurco (2012-14;15-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Chicago
Jason Williams (2002-03) - Retired; Named an assistant coach by Kokoma (GOJHL)

June 23
Patrick Eaves (2013-14) - Re-signed a three-year contract with Anaheim

June 21
Cory Emmerton (2006-11;13-14) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Ambri-Piotta (Switzerland)
Jeff Hoggan (2012-16) - Retired; Named a coach by Omaha AAA
Tomas Nosek (2014-17) - Selected by Vegas in the NHL Expansion Draft
Teemu Pulkkinen (2012-15) - Selected by Vegas in the NHL Expansion Draft

June 14
Sheldon Brookbank (2001-03) - Named an assistant coach by Rockford (AHL)

June 7
Brendan Brooks (2006-07) - Signed as a player/assistant coach with Braehead (Scotland)

May 22
Brandon Wong (2009-10) - Signed with Kunlun Red Star (KHL)

May 18
Mark Zengerle (2014-16) - Signed a one-year contract with Linkoping HC (Sweden)

May 8
Adam Almquist (2011-14) - Signed a two-year contract with Frolunda HC (Sweden)
Igor Grigorenko (2007-08) - Signed a two-year contract with Automobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL)

May 4
Jonas Gustavsson (2012-13;14-15) - Signed a three-year contract with Linkoping HC (Sweden)

May 3
Ilari Filppula (2010-11) - Signed a three-year contract with TPS Turku (Finland)
Andy Miele (2014-16) - Signed a two-year contract with Malmo (Sweden)

May 1
Jan Mursak (2006-07;08-13) - Signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)

April 25
Fabian Brunnstrom (2011-12) - Retired
Aaron Gagnon (2008-09) - Signed a one-year contract with SC Langnau (Switzerland)
Chris Minard (2010-12) - Retired

April 19
Chad Billins (2012-13) - Signed a two-year contract with Linkoping HC (Sweden)