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Red Wings recall Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids

Defenseman has recorded three points in 17 games for Griffins this season

by Alex DiFilippo /

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

Lashoff, 28, has appeared in 17 games for the Griffins this season, logging three points (0-3-3), 19 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating. The 6-foot-3, 219-pound defenseman has played parts of 10 seasons for the Griffins since making his professional debut during the 2008-09 season. Lashoff has tallied 87 points (21-66-87), a plus-18 rating and 213 penalty minutes in 417 games with the Griffins. The Albany, N.Y., native has also recorded 19 points (5-4-19) in 73 AHL postseason games for Grand Rapids. The blueliner is one of three two-time Calder Cup champions in Griffins' franchise history, winning AHL championships in 2013 and 2017 with Grand Rapids.

Originally signed by the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent on Sept. 30, 2008, Lashoff appeared in one game for the Red Wings during the 2017-18 season and has skated in a total of 123 NHL games since the 2012-13 campaign, recording 13 points (2-11-13) and 57 penalty minutes, in addition to donning the Winged Wheel for eight NHL playoff games. Prior to turning pro, Lashoff spent four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, logging 91 points (20-71-91) and 186 penalty minutes in 215 games between the Barrie Colts and Kingston Frontenacs. 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.


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