By the Numbers will highlight the on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season for the Detroit Red Wings' prospects. Twice a week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player in the system, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Dan Renouf.
The Detroit Red Wings have an affinity for players at the University of Maine.
Current Wings who played for Maine are Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard.
Dan Renouf is one of three prospects in the system who attended Maine.
Forward Chase Pearson and defenseman Patrick Holway are current Black Bears.
The Wings signed Renouf as a free agent on March 10, 2016.
Due to a slew of injuries, Renouf made his NHL debut in 2017 when he played March 27 at Carolina. He had 18 shifts for 13:35 and registered one shot on goal, finishing as an even player for the game.
The Wings remained relatively healthy this past season so Renouf stayed in Grand Rapids.
12 -- Renouf had 12 points during the regular season, tied with Joe Hicketts for fifth among Griffins defensemen. Filip Hronek was first on the team with 39 points.
2 -- Renouf had two goals in the regular season, coming in back-to-back games on April 7 at Tucson and April 11 at Texas. The young defenseman also played his second professional season.
10 -- Along with defensemen Brian Lashoff and Dylan McIlrath, Renouf had 10 assists during the regular season. Hronek led Griffins defensemen with 28 assists, Robbie Russo was second with 23 and Vili Saarijarvi was third with 11.
83 -- Renouf tallied 83 penalty minutes with the Griffins this season, second on the team only to McIlrath's 119 penalty minutes. Renouf led the team in penalty minutes in 2016-17 with 95.
19 -- In five postseason games, Renouf led the Griffins with 19 penalty minutes. Hronek was second with 14.
5 -- Renouf is one of five defensemen in the Wings' system who signed as a free agent. The others are Hicketts, Lashoff, Russo and Libor Sulak.
Quotable: "It was his second year with us. Dan Renouf is a steady Eddie type defenseman. When you don't notice him, he's playing his best. He's good on the penalty kill, sticks up for his teammates, which can fill that role. He needs to work on his skating speed and also his shot. He's not slow by any means but if he gains that extra step and can be consistent with it, that could really help him." -- Todd Nelson, former Grand Rapids Griffins coach