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Griffins Roster & Alumni Tracker

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – This is your one-stop, authoritative source for information on who could play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020-21, who is unsigned, and where former players and coaches will be this season.

Starting with Grand Rapids' season-ending 2019-20 roster then adding recent signees to the organization, here are the players who could play for the Griffins this season, unless they make the Red Wings’ roster, are assigned to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, or are loaned to another team. (Note: This list excludes all 2019-20 Detroit players who were not eligible for the Griffins’ playoff roster.)

Under Contract for 2020-21 (Contract)
F Riley Barber
(DET) - Agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Detroit on Oct. 9
G Kevin Boyle (DET) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit on Oct. 9
F Mathias Brome (DET) - Signed a one-year contract with Detroit on April 29
D Dennis Cholowski (DET)
F Kyle Criscuolo (DET) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit on Oct. 9
F Patrick Curry (GR) - Signed a two-year contract with Grand Rapids on March 26
D Charle-Édouard D’Astous (GR)
D Tory Dello (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on March 23
F Turner Elson (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Sept. 26
G Kaden Fulcher (DET)
D Joe Hicketts (DET)
F Taro Hirose (DET) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit on Oct. 8
F Max Humitz (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on March 23
G Filip Larsson (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to Almtuna (Allsvenskan/Sweden) on Sept. 1
D Brian Lashoff (DET)
D Gustav Lindstrom (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to Almtuna (Allsvenskan/Sweden) on Aug. 17
F Troy Loggins (GR)
F Jarid Lukosevicius (GR)
F Gregor MacLeod (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on May 2
D Dylan McIlrath (DET)
D Jared McIsaac (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to HPK Hameenlinna (Liiga/Finland) on Sept. 21
G Pat Nagle (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on April 29
F Chase Pearson (DET)
G Calvin Pickard (DET)
F Michael Rasmussen (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to Graz99ers (IceHL/Austria) on Sept. 23
D Moritz Seider (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to Mannheim (DEL/Germany) on July 31; Reassigned by Detroit to Rogle (SHL/Sweden) from Mannheim on Oct. 8
F Dominik Shine (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on April 18
F Givani Smith (DET)
F Tyler Spezia (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on Aug. 17
F Evgeny Svechnikov (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Aug. 9
F Dominic Turgeon (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Sept. 28
F Joe Veleno (DET) - Loaned by Detroit to Malmo (SHL/Sweden) on Oct. 8

Bold indicates AHL veteran status for 2020-21, meaning he has played 261 or more games in the NHL, AHL and European Elite Leagues and is at least 25 years old. AHL teams may dress no more than six veterans each game, not including goalies.


Four players from the 2019-20 Griffins became restricted free agents. The Red Wings could've retained their rights by extending qualifying offers, while those not receiving qualifying offers became unrestricted free agents.

Restricted Free Agents - Detroit
F Taro Hirose (DET) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit on Oct. 8
F Evgeny Svechnikov (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Aug. 9
F Dominic Turgeon (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Sept. 28
D Kyle Wood (DET) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Detroit on Oct. 7


The following players are now (or in some cases were) unrestricted free agents, free to sign with the Griffins, Red Wings or any organization.

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
F Turner Elson (DET) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit on Sept. 26
F Matthew Ford (GR)
F Josh Kestner (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with TPS (Liiga/Finland) on July 10
F Gregor MacLeod (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on May 2
D Alec McCrea (GR)
G Pat Nagle (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on April 29
F Matt Puempel (DET)
F Dominik Shine (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on April 18
F Tyler Spezia (GR) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids on Aug. 17
F Eric Tangradi (GR)
F Chris Terry (DET)
F Marcus Vela (GR) - Signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL) on Oct. 1


Finally, these are the transactions involving Griffins alumni that have taken place since March. Check back often to see where your favorites will be playing and coaching in 2020-21.

Oct. 12

Mattias Janmark (2013-14) - Signed a one-year contract with Chicago (NHL)

Oct. 10
Tomas Jurco (2012-14;15-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Vegas
Tomas Nosek (2014-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Vegas

Oct. 9

Kyle Criscuolo (2015-17) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit
Xavier Ouellet (2013-16) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Montreal
Alan Quine (2011-12) - Signed a one-year contract with Edmonton

Oct. 8

Taro Hirose (2019-20) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Detroit
Moritz Seider (2019-20) - Reassigned by Detroit to Rogle (SHL/Sweden) from Mannheim (DEL/Germany)
Joe Veleno (2019-20) - Loaned by Detroit to Malmo (SHL/Sweden)

Oct. 7

Andreas Athanasiou (2013-16) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Edmonton
Madison Bowey (2019-20) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Detroit
Christoffer Ehn (2018-19) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Detroit
Oliwer Kaski (2019-20) - Tendered a qualifying offer by Carolina
Ryan Kuffner (2019-20) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Edmonton
Xavier Ouellet (2013-16) - Tendered a qualifying offer by Montreal
David Pope (2018-19) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Vancouver
Kyle Wood (2019-20) - Not tendered a qualifying offer by Detroit

Oct. 6

Justin Abdelkader (2008-10) - Placed on unconditional waivers by Detroit for purpose of a buyout

Oct. 5

Jason Spezza (2001-02) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toronto (NHL)

Oct. 1

Jimmy Howard (2005-09;16-17;19-20) - Will not be offered a contract by Detroit

Sept. 30
Ben Street (2016-18) - Re-signed a one-year contract with New Jersey

Sept. 28
Dominic Turgeon (2016-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit

Sept. 26

Turner Elson (2017-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit

Sept. 23

Michael Rasmussen (2018-20) - Loaned by Detroit to Graz99ers (IceHL/Austria)

Sept. 22

Ryan Sproul (2012-16;17-18) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Kunlun (KHL)

Sept. 11

Jonas Gustavsson (2012-13;14-15) - Granted personal leave by Linkoping (SHL/Sweden)
Johan Ryno (2007-08) - Retired

Sept. 7
Gleason Fournier (2011-14) - Signed a one-year contract with Bolzano (IceHL/Italy)

Sept. 4

Colin Campbell (2013-19) - Signed a one-year contract with Vienna (IceHL/Austria)

Sept. 2
Marcus Crawford (2018-19) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Kansas City (ECHL)

Sept. 1
Matt Ellis (2003-07) - Named director of player development by Buffalo
Filip Larsson (2019-20) - Loaned by Detroit to Almtuna (Allsvenskan/Sweden)

Aug. 29

Joakim Andersson (2008-09;10-13;15-16) - Released by KooKoo (Liiga/Finland)

Aug. 27

Filip Hronek (2016-19) - Loaned by Detroit to HK Hradec Kralove (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

Aug. 25

Tylor Spink (2016-17) - Signed a one-year contract with Schwenninger (DEL/Germany)

Aug. 23

Sebastien Piche (2009-12) - Signed a one-year contract with Linz (IceHL/Austria)

Aug. 17

Gustav Lindstrom (2019-20) - Loaned by Detroit to Almtuna (Allsvenskan/Sweden)
Tom McCollum (2009-16;17-18) - Signed a one-year contract with Innsbruck (IceHL/Austria)
Tyler Spezia (2018-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

Aug. 12

Shane Berschbach (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)
Kyle Bonis (2014-15) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Toledo (ECHL)

Aug. 10

Kevin Tansey (2018-19) - Signed a one-year contract with Innsbruck (IceHL/Austria)

Aug. 9
Aaron Gagnon (2008-09) - Signed a one-year contract with MODO (Allsvenskan/Sweden)
Trevor Hamilton (2018-19) - Released by Graz99ers (IceHL/Austria)
Evgeny Svechnikov (2015-18;19-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Detroit

Aug. 7
Carter Camper (2018-19) - Signed a two-year contract with Leksands IF (SHL/Sweden)
Brent Raedeke (2008-09;10-13) - Signed a one-year contract with Iserlohn (DEL/Germany)
Filip Zadina (2018-20) - Loaned by Detroit to HC Ocelari Trinec (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

Aug. 5
Mike Hedden (2010-11) - Signed a one-year contract with Rapid City (ECHL)

July 31
Moritz Seider (2019-20) - Loaned by Detroit to Mannheim (DEL/Germany)

July 29

Joakim Andersson (2008-09;10-13;15-16) - Signed a one-year contract with KooKoo (Liiga/Finland)

July 27

Derek Hulak (2018-19) - Signed a one-year contract with Thurgau (NLB/Switzerland)

July 23

Marek Tvrdon (2013-16) - Signed a one-year contract with Nitra (Tipsport Liga/Slovakia)

July 21

Adam Almquist (2011-14) - Signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk (KHL)

July 20
Brandon Anselmini (2019-20) - Traded from Toledo (ECHL) to Orlando (ECHL) to complete future considerations

July 13

Andy Miele (2014-16) - Signed a one-year contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)

July 11

Andy Miele (2014-16) - Placed on unconditional waivers by Arizona

July 7

Kevin Poulin (2019-20) - Signed a two-year contract with IF Björklöven (Allsvenskan/Sweden)

July 6

Zach Nastasiuk (2013-18) - Signed a one-year contract with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)

July 3

Libor Sulak (2018-19) - Signed with Karpat (Liiga/Finland)

July 1
Dick Axelsson (2009-10) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Djurgardens IF (SHL/Sweden)
Blake Hillman (2019-20) - Received a qualifying offer from Toledo (ECHL)

June 26
Matt Caito (2016-17) - Signed a two-year contract with Leksands IF (SHL/Sweden)

June 18

Oliwer Kaski (2019-20) - Signed a one-year contract with Avangard Omsk (KHL)

June 16
Kevyn Adams (1996-97) - Named general manager by Buffalo
AJ Jenks (2015-16) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Fort Wayne (ECHL)

May 30

Mike Stothers (HC 2007-08) - Contract as head coach of Ontario (AHL) not renewed

May 15
Vili Saarijarvi (2017-20) - Signed a two-year contract with Lukko (Liiga/Finland)

May 6

Alexey Marchenko (2013-16) - Signed a two-year contract with Yaroslavl (KHL)

May 2

Gregor MacLeod (2019-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

May 1
Eddie Pasquale (2016-17) - Signed a two-year contract with Yaroslavl (KHL)

April 29

Luke Esposito (2017-18) - Re-signed a two-year contract with Bakersfield (AHL)
Pat Nagle (2014-15;18-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

April 18

Dominik Shine (2016-20) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

April 1

Andrej Nestrasil (2011-14) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Magnitogorsk (KHL)

March 27
Jeremy Williams (2009-10) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Straubing (DEL/Germany)

March 24
Jan Mursak (2006-07;08-13) - Signed a three-year contract with Frolunda (SHL/Sweden)
Mark Zengerle (2014-16) - Signed a two-year contract with Berlin (DEL/Germany)

March 23
Tory Dello (2019-20) - Signed a one-year contract with Grand Rapids

March 19
Conor Allen (2016-17) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Budejovice (Tipsport Extraliga/Czech Republic)

March 17

Zack Torquato (2007-09) - Re-signed a one-year contract with Winterthur (NLB/Switzerland)

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