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Brian Lashoff assigned to Grand Rapids

Defenseman has played four games for Red Wings in 2018-19

by Kyle Kujawa /

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

Lashoff, 28, has skated in four games with the Red Wings this season, notching one assist, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal, three hits and four blocked shots in 13:40 average time on ice. He has also appeared in 44 games with the Griffins in his ninth professional season, recording 11 points (0-11-11), a plus-eight rating and 25 penalty minutes. Lashoff has played his entire professional career in Detroit's organization, totaling 14 points (2-12-14) and 59 penalty minutes in 127 NHL games with the Red Wings and 95 points (21-74-95) and 219 penalty minutes in 444 AHL games with the Griffins. Additionally, the 6-foot-3, 219-pound defenseman has appeared in eight NHL playoff games and has 19 points (5-14-19) and 34 penalty minutes in 73 career AHL postseason contests.

A native of Albany, N.Y., and a former undrafted free agent signing by Detroit in Sept. 2008, Lashoff signed a two-year extension with Detroit on March 13. He is one of three two-time Calder Cup champions in Griffins franchise history, winning AHL championships in 2013 and 2017. Prior to his professional career, Lashoff logged four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and recorded 91 points (20-71-91) and 186 penalty minutes in 215 games with the Barrie Colts and Kingston Frontenacs from 2006-10. Lashoff also won a gold medal for the United States at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan, picking up two assists in seven games.

Brian Lashoff, Defenseman

Born Jul 16 1990 -- Albany, NY

Height 6.03 -- Weight 219 -- Shoots L

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