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Notebook: Ott hopes to contribute on and off the ice

Veteran foward wants to lead by example and make it difficult on opponents

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - On the ice, Steve Ott is considered highly annoying by opponents but off the ice, he's just the guy you want as your teammate.

The Red Wings signed Ott on July 1. For a guy who grew up across the river in Windsor, it's been a dream come true.

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Red Wings send seven back to juniors

Camp Roster Reduced to 56; Preseason Begins Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Jordan Sambrook to the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters and released six players from tryout agreements, who will all return to their respective major junior teams: forwards Justin Brazeau, Luke Coleman and Jeff de Wit; defenseman Dylan Coghlan; and goaltenders Stephen Dhillon and Connor Hicks.

The Red Wings' roster stands at 56 players - with another six World Cup of Hockey participants slated to rejoin the team early this week - as training camp wraps up with tomorrow's Red & White Game at 12 p.m. at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. Detroit's preseason schedule begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 when the Red Wings welcome the defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins to Joe Louis Arena.

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The Road to Recovery

Wings forward Drew Miller is excited to return to the lineup after missing most of the 2015-16 season

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter / Detroit Red Wings

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - After nine years in the NHL, Drew Miller had a completely different summer than any he's ever experienced as a hockey player.

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Larkin gets right to work for Wings

Second-year forward will be used at center in preseason and hopefully beyond

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Red Wings have plans for Dylan Larkin so he didn't want to wait to get them started.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he wants to try Larkin at center this season after playing him primarily at wing in his rookie year.

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Notebook: Important time for Sproul; Larkin arrives

Wings get visit from special fan; Larkin arrives at camp

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - It was an important day for Ryan Sproul Friday.

The young defenseman signed a two-year contract, the first year a two-way deal at $600,000 and the second year a one-way deal at $650,000.

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Cleary continues to mentor future Red Wings

Veteran forward signed a one-year deal with AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Daniel Cleary knows his playing career is nearly over but he's committed to helping the next generation of players achieve what he did.

Cleary, who turns 38 in December, signed a one-year contract Friday with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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Red Wings re-sign Ryan Sproul

Defenseman has tallied 91 Points for Griffins since 2012-13

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed defenseman Ryan Sproul to a two-year contract.

Sproul, 23, played in 75 games for the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins in the 2015-16 season and led all defenseman on the team in goals with 12. His 35 points (12-23-35) ranked second among Grand Rapids defenseman during the regular season and his nine playoff points placed second on the team. The 6-foot-4, 206-pound Sproul has totaled 28 goals and 63 assists in 215 career games with the Griffins, while adding 14 points in 24 career playoff games. Sproul was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2013-14 and made his NHL debut on April 4, 2014 against the St. Louis Blues, recording three shots.

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Injuries, World Cup affect Wings going into camp

Coach Jeff Blashill has made changes to account for missing players

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Red Wings that are in training camp are not the same group that will start the season.

Part of that is due to injuries to captain Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen and the other part is due to several players participating in the World Cup.

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Red Wings Say Thanks

Red Wings players give back to members of the community during the annual MI Wings Community Tour before training camp in Traverse City

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter / Detroit Red Wings

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Believe it or not, the Red Wings take the ice at Joe Louis Arena in just five days for their preseason opener against the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

But before the puck drops for the Farewell Season at The Joe, Red Wings players hit the road Wednesday for the eighth annual MI Wings Community Tour, presented by ITC Holdings Corp., to say thank you to members of the community on their way to training camp in Traverse City.

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Red Wings Release 2016 Training Camp Roster And Teams

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

The Detroit Red Wings today released their training camp roster, comprised of 62 players who will hit the ice on Friday, Sept. 23 at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., for four days of camp before returning to Detroit to begin preseason play on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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