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RED WINGS ACQUIRE OWENS FOR NEWBURY


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday acquired left wing Jordan Owens from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Kris Newbury.

Owens, 23, has played the majority of his three professional seasons with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, totaling 70 points (25-45—70) and 163 penalty minutes in 160 games. He has compiled 19 points (6-13—19), 53 PIM and a team-high plus-eight rating in 50 games for Hartford this season.

The Toronto native signed a free agent contract with the Rangers on May 5, 2009, after ranking among the Wolf Pack’s leaders with 25 assists (5th) and a plus-17 rating (4th) in 2008-09.

Owens, who was a teammate of current Griffin Patrick Rissmiller last season, is a former participant in both the OHL and ECHL all-star games, having finished second in the ECHL’s fastest-skater event at that league’s 2007-08 all-star skills competition.

Assigned to Grand Rapids following the trade, Owens is expected to make his Griffins debut on Thursday when they visit the Peoria Rivermen at 8 p.m. EST.

The 28-year-old Newbury, a fourth-round pick of San Jose in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, spent his first six pro seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization before signing with the Red Wings last summer. In 52 games with the Griffins this season, he posted 33 points (11-22—33), a team-high 144 PIM and a minus-13 rating. Newbury also saw action in four games for Detroit, contributing one goal and four PIM.


7 JORDAN OWENS  *  Left Wing

Height
: 6'0"     Weight: 189     Shoots: Left    Born: 5/1/86 in Toronto, Ontario

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2004-05 Mississauga OHL 66 11 14 25 45 5 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Mississauga OHL 66 26 28 54 47 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Mississauga OHL 60 32 42 74 51 5 1 2 3 6
  Hartford AHL 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9
2007-08 Hartford AHL 41 7 7 14 44 5 0 0 0 0
  Charlotte ECHL 20 3 10 13 28 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Hartford AHL 67 12 25 37 66 6 1 2 3 0
2009-10 Hartford AHL 50 6 13 19 53 -- -- -- -- --
  AHL TOTALS 160 25 45 70 163 17 1 2 3 9
  PRO TOTALS 180 28 55 83 191 19 1 2 3 9