GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.
– The Red Wings on Sunday assigned 12 players to the Grand Rapids Griffins: goaltender Thomas McCollum
; defensemen Brian Lashoff
, Logan Pyett
and Brendan Smith
; and forwards Joakim Andersson
, Willie Coetzee
, Cory Emmerton
, Chris Minard, Jordan Owens, Francis Pare
, Jamie Tardif
and Tomas Tatar
As many as 21 players will take to the ice on Monday when the Griffins hold their first local practice at 10:30 a.m. EDT at Griff’s IceHouse.
The Griffins will aim for their 15th consecutive opening night sellout this Friday, Oct. 8 when they host the Abbotsford Heat at 7 p.m., marking the first time since 2005 that they’ll open the AHL’s regular season at home. Tickets are still available by visiting GriffinsHockey.com
or calling the Griffins at 616-774-4585.