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Red Wings Call Up Wade Megan

Center has appeared in six games with Red Wings this season

by Kyle Kujawa / detroitredwings.com

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

Megan, 28, has split his sixth professional season between the Red Wings and Griffins, making his season debut for Detroit on Nov. 1 vs. New Jersey and registering two penalty minutes, nine shots on goal, three hits and a 64.7 faceoff percentage in 8:00 average time on ice. He has totaled 10 NHL games for the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings since 2016-17, scoring a goal with St. Louis in his NHL debut on Dec. 22, 2016 at Tampa Bay. In 14 games for Grand Rapids, he has produced seven points (3-4-7), a plus-two rating, 14 penalty minutes and 45 shots on goal, helping the Griffins to five-straight wins. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward has appeared in 340 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage, Portland Pirates, Chicago Wolves and Griffins, notching 160 points (81-79-160), a plus-30 rating and 238 penalty minutes. He was an AHL First-Team All-Star in 2017 with Chicago after winning the Willie Marshall Award for leading the AHL in goals (33).

Originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and signed by the Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018, Megan also logged 21 professional games in the ECHL, racking up 27 points (17-10-27) with the Cincinnati Cyclones from 2013-15, in addition to 13 points (10-3-13) in 22 postseason games. Prior to turning professional, the Canton, N.Y., native attended Boston University from 2009-13, picking up 83 points (49-34-83) and 161 penalty minutes in 151 games and serving as captain of the Terriers as a senior in 2012-13. 

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