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Griffins Roster & Alumni Tracker

Jun 18, 2024
Written By: Randy Cleves

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – This is your one-stop, authoritative source for information on who could play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2024-25, who is unsigned, and where former players and coaches will be next season.

Starting with players from Grand Rapids' 2023-24 roster who finished the season within the Red Wings organization, then adding new signees and other players from the organization, here are the players who could play for the Griffins next season unless they make Detroit's roster, are assigned to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, or are loaned to another team.

Under Contract for 2024-25 (Contract)
G Jan Bednar (GR)
D Shai Buium (DET)
G Sebastian Cossa (DET)
F Nate Danielson (DET)
D Josiah Didier (GR)
F Alex Doucet (DET)
D Simon Edvinsson (DET)
F Tim Gettinger (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
G Carter Gylander (DET)
F Cross Hanas (DET)
F Hunter Johannes (GR)
F Marco Kasper (DET)
F Amadeus Lombardi (DET)
F Carter Mazur (DET)
D Brogan Rafferty (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
F Jakub Rychlovský (DET)
F Gabriel Seger (GR)
F Dominik Shine (GR)
F Elmer Soderblom (DET)
D Antti Tuomisto (DET)
D Eemil Viro (DET)
D William Wallinder (DET)

Bold indicates AHL veteran status for 2024-25, 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 2023-24 Griffins enter restricted free agency. NHL teams can retain rights to their RFAs by extending qualifying offers, while those not receiving qualifying offers will become unrestricted free agents.

Restricted Free Agents
F Jonatan Berggren
F Curtis Hall (BOS)
D Albert Johansson
D Jared McIsaac


The following players will become unrestricted free agents, free to sign with the Griffins, Red Wings or any organization. NHL free agency begins on Monday, July 1 at noon.

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
F Zach Aston-Reese (DET)
G Jan Bednar (GR) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Grand Rapids on June 3
F Trenton Bliss (GR)
F Austin Czarnik (DET)
F Taro Hirose (DET)
G Michael Hutchinson (DET)
F Joel L’Esperance (GR)
G John Lethemon (DET) - Signed to a one-year contract by Lukko (Liiga/Finland) on June 4
F Matt Luff (DET)
D Wyatt Newpower (DET)
F Riley Sawchuk (GR) - Signed to a one-year contract by KooKoo (Liiga/Finland) on June 7
D Radim Simek (DET) - Signed to a three-year contract by Liberec (Extraliga/Czechia)
F Tyler Spezia (GR)


Finally, these are the transactions involving Griffins alumni that have taken place since just before the NHL's March 8 trade deadline. Check back often to see where your favorites will be playing and coaching in 2024-25.

June 18
Jarid Lukosevicius (2018-21) - Signed by Zilina (Tipos Extraliga/Slovakia)

June 14
Blake Hillman (2019-20;21-22) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Hartford (AHL)
Radim Simek (2023-24) - Signed to a three-year contract by Liberec (Extraliga/Czechia)

June 13
Jared Coreau (2013-18) - Will not return to Brynas (SHL/Sweden)

June 12
Dominic Turgeon (2016-21) - Signed by Kassel (DEL2/Germany)
Marek Tvrdon (2013-16) - Signed by Nove Zamky (Tipos Extraliga/Slovakia)

June 10
Erik Bradford (2021-22) - Placed on protected list by Kalamazoo (ECHL)
Mathias Brome (2020-21) - Signed to a four-year contract by Lulea (SHL/Sweden)
Charlie Curti (2022-23) - Placed on protected list by Norfolk (ECHL)
Gordie Green (2022-23) - Placed on protected list by Toledo (ECHL)
Patrick Holway (2020-21) - Placed on protected list by Florida (ECHL)
Jarid Lukosevicius (2018-21) - Placed on protected list by South Carolina (ECHL)
Tom McCollum (2009-16;17-18) - Signed to a one-year contract by Belfast (EIHL/Northern Ireland)
Kirill Tyutyayev (2021-23) - Placed on protected list by Toledo (ECHL)

June 7
Riley Sawchuk (2022-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by KooKoo (Liiga/Finland)

June 6
Jussi Olkinuora (2022-23) - Signed to a two-year contract by Frankfurt (DEL/Germany)
Trevor Parkes (2011-14) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Munich (DEL/Germany)

June 5
Patrick Holway (2020-21) - Signed to a one-year contract by Villacher (ICEHL/Austria)

June 4
John Lethemon (2022-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by Lukko (Liiga/Finland)

June 3
Jan Drozg (2021-22) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Khabarovsk (KHL/Russia)
Xavier Ouellet (2013-16) - Signed to a one-year contract by Minsk (KHL/Belarus)

May 31
Oliwer Kaski (2019-20) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by HV71 (SHL/Sweden)

May 29
Matt Puempel (2017-20) - Signed by Schwenningen (DEL/Germany)

May 24
Chad Billins (2012-13) - Will not return to Brynas (SHL/Sweden)
Joe Hicketts (2016-21) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Los Angeles

May 23
Samuel Dove-McFalls (2021-22) - Signed to a one-year contract by Nuremberg (DEL/Germany)

May 18
Tomas Jurco (2012-14; 15-17) - Will not return to Omsk (KHL/Russia)

May 17
Erik Bradford (2021-22) - Signed to a one-year contract by Oskarshamn (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)
Jared Nightingale (2014-15) - Named head coach of South Carolina (ECHL)
Dylan St. Cyr (2022-23) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Anglet (Ligue Magnus/France)

May 14
Nolan Stevens (2023-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by Sodertalje (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)

May 10
Charle-Edouard D'Astous (2019-21) - Signed to a two-year contract by Brynas (SHL/Sweden)
Gleason Fournier (2011-14) - Signed to a two-year contract by Cardiff (EIHL/United Kingdom)

May 9
Matej Machovsky (2017-18) - Released by Vitkovice (Czechia)

May 8
Josh Dickinson (2021-22) - Signed to a two-year contract by Rogle (SHL/Sweden)

May 6
Mark Zengerle (2014-16) - Signed by Augsburg (DEL/Germany)

May 1
Madison Bowey (2019-20) - Will not return to Nizhny Novgorod (KHL/Russia)
Teemu Pulkkinen (2012-15) - Will not return to Kunlun (KHL/China)
Gemel Smith (2021-22) - Released by Kunlun (KHL/China)

April 30
Alexei Marchenko (2013-16) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Kazan (KHL/Russia)

April 29
Filip Larsson (2019-20) - Signed to a two year contract by Pittsburgh

April 27
Kevin Tansey (2018-19) - Re-signed to a two-year contract by Sheffield (EIHL/Great Britain)

April 26
Adam Almquist (2011-14) - Will not return to Munich (DEL/Germany)
Ben Street (2016-18) - Will not return to Munich (DEL/Germany)

April 19
Marek Tvrdon (2013-16) - Will not return to Poruba 2011 (Czechia 2)

April 16
Matt Caito (2016-17) - Re-signed to a four-year contract by Leksands (SHL/Sweden)

April 14
Victor Brattstrom (2021-23) - Signed to a two-year contract by AIK (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)

April 11
Seth Barton (2020-23) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Kookoo (Liiga/Finland)
Luke Esposito (2017-18) - Signed to a one-year contract by Mannheim (DEL/Germany)

April 10
Matt Berry (2021-22) - Signed to a one-year contract by Nybro (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)

April 9
Andy Miele (2014-16) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Wolfsburg (DEL/Germany)

March 26
Dominic Turgeon (2016-21) - Will not return to Sodertalje (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)

March 19
Alan Quine (2011-12) - Will not return to Malmo (SHL/Sweden)

March 16
David McIntyre (2013-14) - Retired

March 15
Jared McIsaac (2020-24) - Reassigned by Detroit to Providence (AHL) from Ambri-Piotta (NL/Switzerland)

March 11
Tim Gettinger (2023-24) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit

March 8
Turner Elson (2017-22) - Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers in exchange for Nic Petan
Magnus Hellberg (2022-23) - Traded to Florida by Pittsburgh in exchange for Ludovic Waeber and a conditional 7th-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft

March 5
Anthony Mantha (2014-17) - Traded to Vegas by Washington in exchange for a 2nd-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft and a 4th-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft