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Miele, McCollum re-sign with Red Wings

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed center Andy Miele and goaltender Tom McCollum to one-year contracts. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Miele, 27, was a 2015 AHL First-Team All-Star and 2014 AHL Second-Team All-Star. The Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., native paced the Griffins with 70 points (26-44-70) in 71 games in 2014-15, finishing second overall in league scoring. He also ranked among team leaders with 26 goals (3rd), 44 assists (1st), 24 power-play points (1st), five game-winning goals (T2nd), three shootout goals (1st) and a 17.9 shooting percentage (3rd). Miele also finished second on Grand Rapids during the postseason with 14 points (3-11-14), helping the Griffins reach the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three seasons. In 280 career AHL games with the Griffins and Portland Pirates, the 5-foot-8, 175-lb., forward has registered 249 points (88-161-249) and 223 penalty minutes. He also skated in 15 career NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes from 2011-14, picking up two assists and 11 penalty minutes.

A former product of Little Caesars AAA Hockey, Miele recorded 125 points (60-65-125) in 139 USHL games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Chicago Steel from 2005-08 prior to his collegiate career at Miami University. During his four seasons with the RedHawks, Miele racked up 160 points (60-100-160) in 141 games, winning the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player as a senior in 2010-11 after amassing 71 points (24-47-71) in just 39 games. Miele was also a CCHA champion in 2011 and earned a spot on the NCAA First All-American Team.

McCollum, 25, appeared in 37 games for the Griffins in 2014-15, posting a 19-11-7 record, a 2.40 goals-against average and a 0.916 save percentage. He also earned his first career NHL win with Detroit, steering aside seven shots in a relief effort on Jan. 18 versus Buffalo, and also made 17 saves during a second relief appearance on Jan. 29 at Tampa Bay. In two appearances with the Red Wings this season, he owned a 0.91 goals-against average and a 0.960 save percentage. The Cambria, N.Y., native has played 196 games with Grand Rapids over his six professional seasons, sporting a career record of 88-78-17, with a 61-34-13 mark since the start of the 2012-13 campaign. The 2013 Calder Cup champion was also 9-6 in his first postseason run as a starter this season, posting a 2.55 goals-against average and a 0.916 save percentage.

Originally drafted by Detroit in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McCollum ranks among the Griffins all-time leaders with 196 goalie games played (2nd), 11,051 minutes played (2nd), 88 wins (3rd), six shutouts (T6th) and 4,835 saves (3rd). Prior to turning pro, McCollum played 160 games with the OHL’s Guelph Storm and Brampton Battalion from 2006-09, sporting an 85-51-20 record, 2.33 goals against average, 0.920 save percentage and 16 shutouts. He was a member of the OHL Third All-Star Team in 2007 and 2008 and the OHL Second All-Star Team in 2009. McCollum also represented the United States on two occasions, winning a silver medal at the IIHF Under-18 World Championship in 2007 and appearing in five games during the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2009.

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