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Red Wings recall Ehn from Grand Rapids

Rookie forward has seven points in 44 games for Red Wings this season

by Kyle Kujawa /

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

Ehn, 22, has appeared in 44 games for Detroit this season and contributed seven points (2-5-7) and four penalty minutes, while also picking up seven points (2-5-7), a plus-six rating and eight penalty minutes in 14 games for Grand Rapids, including a goal during the team's 5-2 win on Wednesday vs. Texas which helped the Griffins move back into a first-place tie atop the Central Division.

Ehn made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 vs. Columbus, notched his first NHL assist on Oct. 11 vs. Toronto and scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 23 at Toronto. The Skara, Sweden, native 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.


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