Red Wings sign Newpower to entry-level deal


Photograph: Ric Kruszynski

The Detroit Pink Wings have signed defenseman Wyatt Newpower to a two-year entry-level contract.

Newpower, 23, skated in 24 video games as a first-year professional with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters in 2020-21, producing three targets and 7 assists together with a team-best plus-10 score.

Previous to becoming a member of Cleveland, Newpower performed 4 seasons on the College of Connecticut, the place he led all group defensemen in scoring as a senior with 22 factors in 34 video games whereas serving as group captain. A local of Hugo, Minn., Newpower totaled 47 factors in 114 video games at UConn and received the Hockey East Finest Defensive Defenseman Award in 2019-20.


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