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Griffins Sign Forward Emmitt Finnie to ATO

Mar 26, 2024
Written By: Andrew Streitel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday signed forward Emmitt Finnie to an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. Finnie also signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings that will begin during the 2024-25 campaign.

Finnie, 18, was selected with the 201st overall pick by the Red Wings in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. The Lethbridge, Alberta, native recently finished his Western Hockey League campaign with the Kamloops Blazers and logged a career-high 59 points (19-40—59), 28 penalty minutes and a plus-25 rating in 62 games. Finnie competed in the WHL from 2021-24 with Kamloops and registered 100 points (28-72—100) in 174 regular-season outings. He also totaled seven points (4-3—7) in 15 playoff appearances with the Blazers, reaching the WHL Western Conference Finals in 2023. Finnie competed in four games with Kamloops during the 2023 Memorial Cup and totaled two penalty minutes and a minus-two rating. Prior to joining the WHL, the 6-foot-1 forward suited up for three seasons with the Yale Hockey Academy’s U15 and U18 teams from 2018-21, amassing 107 points (51-56—107) in 65 regular-season contests.

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