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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)
F Carter Camper (GR)
D Jake Chelios (DET)
D Dennis Cholowski (DET)
D Marcus Crawford (GR)
F Christoffer Ehn (DET)
F Turner Elson (GR)
F Matthew Ford (GR)
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 Wade Megan (DET)
F Bryan Moore (GR)
G Pat Nagle (GR)
F David Pope (DET)
G Patrik Rybar (DET)
D Vili Saarijarvi (DET)
F Dylan Sadowy (DET)
G Harri Sateri (DET)
F Dominik Shine (GR)
F Givani Smith (DET)
D Libor Sulak (DET)
F Evgeny Svechnikov (DET)
F Chris Terry (DET)
F Jordan Topping (GR)
F Dominic Turgeon (DET)
F Trevor Yates (GR)

Four players from the 2017-18 Griffins became restricted free agents. Their NHL contracts with Detroit expired, but the Red Wings could retain their rights by extending qualifying offers. Those who didn't receive qualfying offers have become unrestricted free agents.

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 - No qualifying offer - Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) on July 30
F Matt Puempel - Received qualifying offer
D Dan Renouf - No qualifying offer - Signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 2

The following players are now unrestricted free agents but may be courted to re-sign either NHL or AHL contracts with the organization.

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
F Mike Borkowski (GR)
G Jared Coreau (DET) - Signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on July 1
F Corey Elkins (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Grizzlys Wolfsburg (DEL/Germany) on May 14
F Turner Elson (DET) - Signed a one-year contract with the Griffins on June 18
F Luke Esposito (GR)
F Matthew Ford (GR) - Re-signed a two-year contract with the Griffins on June 26
F Matt Lorito (DET) - Signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders on July 2
D Patrick McCarron (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) on July 24
G Tom McCollum (DET) - Signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) on July 17
G Pat Nagle (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Griffins on July 12
F Dominik Shine (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Griffins on June 18
F Ben Street (DET) - Signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on July 2
F Eric Tangradi (DET)
- Signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils on July 25
D Kevin Tansey (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL) on July 27

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.

Aug. 17
Logan Pyett (2008-12) - Signed a one-year contract with the Hershey Bears (AHL)

Aug. 16
Kris Newbury (2009-10) - Signed a one-year contract with Brampton (ECHL)

Aug. 14
Alexandre Giroux (2001-02) - Signed with Thetford (LNAH/Canada)

Aug. 10

Travis Ehrhardt (2009-12) - Signed a one-year contract with Glasgow (EIHL/Scotland)
Dylan Larkin (2014-15) - Re-signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings
Nathan Robinson (2002-05) - Re-signed a one-year contract with MEC 04 Halle (Oberliga/Germany)

Aug. 7
Spiros Anastas (AC 2012-14) - Named head coach of South Carolina (ECHL)

Aug. 4
Sebastien Piche (2009-12) - Signed a tryout with Mountfield HK (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

July 30
Shane Berschbach (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)
A.J. Jenks (2015-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)
Zach Nastasiuk (2013-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL)

July 26
Jamie Tardif (2006-11) - Named assistant coach of Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

July 25
Mattias Janmark (2013-14) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars
Eric Tangradi (2015-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils

July 24
Patrick McCarron (2016-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Richard Nedomlel (2013-14;15-16) - Signed a tryout with Mountfield HK (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

July 18
Tomas Nosek (2014-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights
David Oliver (2000-01) - Named assistant coach of the NY Rangers
Teemu Pulkkinen (2012-15) - Signed with Dinamo Minsk (KHL/Belarus)

July 17
Tom McCollum (2009-16;17-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Petr Schastlivy (1999-02) - Re-signed with HSC Csikszereda (Erste Liga/Romania)

July 13
Jeff Pyle (AC 1997-98) - Named head coach and general manager of Atlanta (ECHL)

July 12
Pat Nagle (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Griffins

July 11
Anthony Mantha (2014-17) - Agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings
Jordan Owens (2009-11) - Signed with Sheffield (EIHL/England)

July 9
Joel Chouinard (2014-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Allen (ECHL)

July 8
Mike Hedden (2010-11) - Signed with Cardiff (EIHL/Wales)

July 5
Andreas Athanasiou (2013-16) - Re-signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings

July 2
Matt Lorito (2016-18) - Signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders
Dan Renouf (2016-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes
Ben Street (2016-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks

July 1
Jared Coreau (2013-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks
Valtteri Filppula (2005-07) - Signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders
Petr Mrazek (2012-15) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes
Xavier Ouellet (2013-16) - Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens
Alan Quine (2011-12) - Signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames

June 29
Conor Allen (2016-17) - Signed with HC Plzen (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

June 27
Riley Sheahan (2011-14) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins

June 26
Matthew Ford (2016-18) - Re-signed a two-year contract with the Griffins
Evan McGrath (2006-10) - Signed with Sheffield (EIHL/England)

June 25
Tyler Bertuzzi (2014-18) - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings
Martin Frk (2013-17) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings

June 24
Robbie Russo (2015-18) - Traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Marek Tvrdon (2013-16) - Signed with Saryarka Karaganda (VHL/Kazakhstan)

June 22
Gleason Fournier (2011-14) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Cardiff (EIHL/Wales)
Zack Torquato (2007-09) - Signed with Herning IK (Metal Ligaen/Denmark)

June 20
Jakub Kindl (2005-11;14-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with HC Plzen (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)
Nathan Paetsch (2012-17) - Resigned a one-year contract with the Rochester Americans (AHL)

June 18
Turner Elson (2017-18) - Signed a one-year contract with the Griffins
Eddie Pasquale (2016-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning
Dominik Shine (2016-18) - Re-signed a one-year contract with the Griffins

June 17
Jeff Ulmer (2001-02) - Retired

June 9
Igor Grigorenko (2007-08) - Retired

June 8
Dick Axelsson (2009-10) - Signed a one-year contract with Djurgarden Stockholm (SHL/Sweden)

June 5
Ben Simon (2006-07; AC 15-18) - Named head coach of the Griffins

June 4
Cail MacLean (2000-01) - Named head coach of the Stockton Heat (AHL)

June 1
Matt Caito (2016-17) - Signed with Graz (Erste Bank Eishockey Liga/Austria)

May 31
Kyle Bonis (2014-15) - Signed with IF Frisk Asker (GET-ligean/Norway)
Matt Carey (2017-18) - Signed a one-year contract with Karlskrona HK (Hockey Allsvenskan/Sweden)
Todd Nelson (1996-98;99-00;01-02; AC 02-03; HC 15-18) - Named assistant coach of the Dallas Stars

May 29
Tyler Redenbach (2007-08) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Bili Tygri Liberec (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

May 25
Cory Emmerton (2006-11;13-14) - Signed a one-year contract with Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL/Russia)

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