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Red Wings assign Bowey to Griffins

Defenseman has appeared in 123 NHL games since 2017-18

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Madison Bowey to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Bowey, 24, was acquired in a trade by the Red Wings from the Washington Capitals on Feb. 22 and has appeared in 39 games with the team over the last two seasons, totaling 12 points (2-10-12) and 24 penalty minutes. In 2019-20, the fifth-year pro has skated in 22 games, logging eight points (1-7-8), 16 penalty minutes, 27 shots on goal, 19 hits and 21 blocked shots in 17:47 average time on ice. Bowey has totaled 123 NHL games between Detroit and Washington since making his NHL debut during the 2017-18 campaign, recording 30 points (3-27-30) and 86 penalty minutes. He won a 2018 Stanley Cup championship with Washington as a rookie in 2017-18, appearing in 51 regular-season games with the Capitals and chipping in a career-high 12 points (0-12-12).

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bowey has skated in 113 career AHL regular-season games with the Hershey Bears, posting 51 points (9-42-51), a plus-27 rating and 92 penalty minutes and adding 10 points (2-8-10) and 41 penalty minutes in 31 Calder Cup Playoff games from 2015-17. Originally a second-round draft pick (53rd overall) of the Capitals in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Bowey played major junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League prior to his professional career, tallying 172 points (58-114-172), a plus-128 rating and 277 penalty minutes in 259 games between 2010-15. He twice made a WHL postseason All-Star Team (Second Team in 2014 and First Team in 2015) and captained the Rockets to a WHL championship in 2014-15. Bowey has also won gold with Canada on the international stage on three occasions: the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Madison Bowey, Defenseman

Born Apr 22 1995 -- Winnipeg, MAN

Height 6.02 -- Weight 202 -- Shoots R

Selected by Washington Capitals round 2 #53 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft

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