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Red Wings send Lashoff to Griffins

28-Year-old is in ninth professional season

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 appeared in 123 NHL games with the Red Wings since 2012-13, tallying 13 points (2-11-13) and 57 penalty minutes, while also appearing in eight NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Albany, N.Y., native has skated in 26 games for the Griffins this season, logging seven points (0-7-7), 21 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. Lashoff has played parts of 10 seasons for the Griffins since making his professional debut during the 2008-09 season. The 6-foot-3, 219-pound defenseman has tallied 91 points (21-70-91), a plus-18 rating and 215 penalty minutes in 426 games with the Griffins, while recording 19 points (5-4-19) in 73 AHL postseason games for Grand Rapids.

Originally signed by the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent on Sept. 30, 2008, Lashoff is one of three two-time Calder Cup champions in Griffins franchise history, winning AHL championships in 2013 and 2017 with Grand Rapids. 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.

Brian Lashoff, Defense
Born Jul 16 1990 -- Albany, NY
Height 6.03 -- Weight 219 -- Shoots L

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