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Wings re-sign prospects Callahan, Nestrasil

Jul 17, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with a pair of AHL Grand Rapids farmhands, inking Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil to one-year deals.

Callahan (pictured) was a sixth-round pick in 2009 that made his NHL debut for Detroit last season, spending most of his time with the Griffins. The 22-year-old had a good year in the American League, finishing second on the Griffins in goals (26) while registering five points in eight Calder Cup playoff games.

Nestrasil, 23, was a third-round pick in the same draft year as Callahan and while he’s yet to make his big-league debut, he too had a successful campaign in Grand Rapids last season. The Czech winger scored 16 goals and 36 points in 70 games, and chipped in with four goals in 10 postseason contests.

 

  1. polegojim - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Kids like this can only hope to experience Red Wings under Babcock. How can you NOT like this guy:

    “The way I look at it here, if you don’t want to be coached, don’t come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best that you can be, that’s what we do here. You know what? The proof is in the pudding.”

    “We just have the hard meetings. We get it out front. Does it piss people off once in a while? Absolutely. But it also leads to behavioral changes and getting things better. So you know what, I’m not apologizing for that stuff at all. I like to be treated honest.”

    “What I’ve found is if the people in the hockey department make the decisions, we’re employed. When we start looking for answers in the media, then we’ll be in the media soon.”

  2. elrock7 - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Unfortunately for wing fans, this was their top off-season move.

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