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Griffins Roster & Alumni Tracker

Jul 17, 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 Gage Alexander (DET)
G Jan Bednar (GR)
D Shai Buium (DET)
G Jack Campbell (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
G Sebastian Cossa (DET)
F Nate Danielson (DET)
D Tory Dello (DET)
D Josiah Didier (GR)
F Alex Doucet (DET)
F Sheldon Dries (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
D Simon Edvinsson (DET)
F Tim Gettinger (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
G Carter Gylander (DET)
F Cross Hanas (DET)
F Hunter Johannes (GR) 
D Albert Johansson (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
F Marco Kasper (DET)
D William Lagesson (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
F Amadeus Lombardi (DET)
F Carter Mazur (DET)
D Brogan Rafferty (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
D Chaz Reddekopp (GR)
F Jakub Rychlovský (DET)
F Gabriel Seger (GR)
F Dominik Shine (GR)
F Joe Snively (DET) (not waivers-exempt)
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 entered restricted free agency. NHL teams could retain rights to their RFAs by extending qualifying offers, while those not receiving qualifying offers became unrestricted free agents.

Restricted Free Agents
F Jonatan Berggren - Received a qualifying offer from Detroit
F Curtis Hall (BOS) - Did not receive a qualifying offer from Boston; Signed to a one-year contract by Cleveland (AHL) on July 15
D Albert Johansson - Re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract by Detroit on June 19
D Jared McIsaac - Did not receive a qualifying offer from Detroit


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

Unrestricted Free Agents (Contract)
F Zach Aston-Reese (DET) - Signed to a one-year contract by Vegas on July 1
G Jan Bednar (GR) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Grand Rapids on June 3
F Trenton Bliss (GR) - Signed to a one-year contract by Toledo (ECHL) on July 11
F Austin Czarnik (DET)
F Curtis Hall (BOS) - Signed to a one-year contract by Cleveland (AHL) on July 15
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 Jared McIsaac (DET)
D Wyatt Newpower (DET) - Signed by Bridgeport (AHL) on July 3
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) on June 14
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.

July 15
Curtis Hall (2023-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by Cleveland (AHL)

July 11
Trenton Bliss (2021-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by Toledo (ECHL)
Edward Pasquale (2016-17) - Released from contract by Astana (KHL/Kazakhstan)

July 10
Robbie Russo (2015-18) - Signed to a one-year contract by Tucson (AHL)

July 9
Kyle Criscuolo (2015-17;20-23) - Signed to a one-year contract by Charlotte (AHL)

July 8
Dan Renouf (2015-18;21-22) - Signed to a one-year contract by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)

July 7
Chase Pearson (2018-23) - Signed to a one-year contract by Villach (ICEHL/Austria)

July 4
Tory Dello (2019-21) - Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit

July 3
Wyatt Newpower (2021-24) - Signed by Bridgeport (AHL)

July 2
Tomas Tatar (2009-13) - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with New Jersey

July 1
Zach Aston-Reese (2023-24) - Signed to a one-year contract by Vegas
Tyler Bertuzzi (2014-18) - Signed to a four-year contract by Chicago (NHL)
Martin Frk (2013-17;18-19) - Signed to a one-year contract by Calgary
Mattias Janmark (2013-14) - Re-signed to a three-year contract by Edmonton
Nick Jensen (2013-17) - Traded to Ottawa by Washington with a 3rd-round pick in the 2026 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Jakob Chychrun
Anthony Mantha (2014-17) - Signed to a one-year contract by Calgary
Tomas Nosek (2014-17) - Signed to a one-year contract by Florida
Brendan Smith (2010-13) - Signed to a one-year contract by Dallas

June 30
Jonatan Berggren (2021-24) - Received a qualifying offer from Detroit
Dennis Cholowski (2016-21) - Received a qualifying offer from NY Islanders
Curtis Hall (2023-24) - Did not receive a qualifying offer from Boston
Jared McIsaac (2020-24) - Did not receive a qualifying offer from Detroit
Moritz Seider (2019-20) - Received a qualifying offer from Detroit
Joe Veleno (2019-22) - Received a qualifying offer from Detroit

June 28
Calvin Pickard (2019-22) - Re-signed to a two-year contract by Edmonton

June 27
Dick Axelsson (2009-10) - Signed to a one-year contract by Djurgardens (HockeyAllsvenskan/Sweden)
D.J. King (2021-22) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Rockford (AHL)

June 26
Colin Campbell (2013-19) - Re-signed to a one-year contract by Kunlun (KHL/China)

June 20
Alex Nedeljkovic (2022-23) - Re-signed to a two-year contract by Pittsburgh

June 19
Albert Johansson (2022-24) - Re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract by Detroit
Cedric Lacroix (2022-23) - Signed by Pustertal (ICEHL/Italy)

June 18
Filip Hronek (2016-19) - Re-signed to an eight-year contract by Vancouver
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