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Ehn returns to Red Wings

Rookie has skated in nine NHL games and five AHL games in 2018

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Christoffer Ehn from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Ehn began the season with Detroit and skated in the team's first nine games, making his NHL debut on Oct. 4 vs. Columbus and registering his first NHL assist on Oct. 11 vs. Toronto, prior to being assigned to the Griffins on Oct. 25. During his time in Detroit, Ehn logged one point, a plus-two rating, four penalty minutes and seven shots on goal in 9:36 average time on ice. In five games with Grand Rapids this season, the 22-year-old has picked up four points (1-3-4), a plus-five rating, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal. He helped the Griffins pick up five of a possible six points over the weekend (2-0-0-1) after back-to-back multi-point games, which included his first AHL goal and assist on Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee.

A native of Skara, Sweden, Ehn spent the previous three seasons (2015-18) playing professionally for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League, producing a career-high 17 points (7-10-17) and 24 penalty minutes in 50 games in 2017-18. In 147 total SHL games with Frolunda, Ehn registered 32 points (11-21-32) and 38 penalty minutes, adding one goal and two assists in 46 career postseason games. He helped the club win an SHL championship in 2015-16 as well as back-to-back championships in the Champions League tournament in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Ehn twice represented Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2016, totaling four points (1-3-4) in 14 games between the two tournaments. Previous to his draft year, Ehn played in Frolunda's junior ranks, where he was named the league's best forward in 2014-15 after totaling 36 points (12-24-36) in 40 games as Frolunda's captain at the under-20 level.

Christoffer Ehn, Center

Born Apr 5 1996

Height 6.03 -- Weight 181 -- Shoots L


Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 4 #106 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft



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