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Red Wings send five to juniors

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today returned forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Zach Nastasiuk, Dominic Turgeon, and defensemen Marc McNulty and Mitchell Wheaton to their respective junior teams. Additionally, the team released forwards Blake Clarke, Hayden Hodgson, Darby Llewellyn, Brandon Robinson and Jerome Verrier; defenseman Ty Stanton; and goaltender Lucas Peressini.

The Red Wings’ roster now sits at 55 players, as the team heads into its first of eight preseason games tonight (Monday) in Pittsburgh at 7:00 p.m.

PLAYERS ASSIGNED ON 9/22/14
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
59 Tyler Bertuzzi LW L 6-1 187 Sudbury, ON 2/27/1991 Guelph (OHL)
62 Zach Nastasiuk C R 6-2 196 Barrie, ON 3/30/1995 Owen Sound (OHL)
78 Dominic Turgeon C L 6-2 196 Cherry Hills Village, CO 2/25/1996 Portland (WHL)
74 Marc McNulty D R 6-5 193 Medicine Hat, Alberta 4/25/1995 Prince Albert (WHL)
71 Mitchell Wheaton D R 6-5 215 Sherwood Park, Alberta 2/6/1995 Kelowna (WHL)
 
PLAYERS RELEASED ON 9/22/14
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
54 Hayden Hodgson RW R 6-2 204 Leamington, ON 3/2/1996 Erie (OHL)
63 Jerome Verrier RW R 6-0 192 Drummondville, Quebec 5/10/1994 Drummondville(QMJHL)
67 Brandon Robinson LW L 6-3 216 Pickering, ON 10/13/1995 North Bay (OHL)
76 Darby Llewellyn LW L 6-1 179 Ann Arbor, MI 7/19/1996 Kitchener (OHL)
86 Blake Clarke LW L 6-1 190 Chesterfield, Missouri 1/24/1996 North Bay (OHL)
46 Ty Stanton D L 6-4 176 St. Albert, Alberta 5/23/1995 Medicine Hat (WHL)
68 Lucas Peressini G L 6-2 185 Nobleton, ON 3/9/1995 Kingston (OHL)
 
 
CURRENT DETROIT RED WINGS ROSTER-55 PLAYERS
FORWARDS (32)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-1 219 Muskegon, MI 2/25/1987 Detroit (NHL)
13 Pavel Datsyuk C L 5-11 198 Sverdlovsk, Russia 7/20/1978 Detroit (NHL)
14 Gustav Nyquist RW L 5-11 185 Halmstad, Sweden 9/1/1989 Detroit (NHL)
15 Riley Sheahan C L 6-2 212 St. Catharines, ON 12/7/1991 Detroit (NHL)
17 Daniel Cleary RW L 6-0 208 Carbonear, Newfoundland 12/18/1978 Detroit (NHL)
18 Joakim Andersson C L 6-2 206 Munkedal, Sweden 2/5/1989 Detroit (NHL)
20 Drew Miller LW L 6-2 178 Dover, NJ 2/17/1984 Detroit (NHL)
21 Tomas Tatar LW L 5-10 186 Ilava, Slovakia 12/1/1990 Detroit (NHL)
22 Andy Miele C L 5-8 175 Grosse Pointe Twp., MI 4/15/1988 Phoenix (NHL)
26 Tomas Jurco RW L 6-2 193 Kosice, Slovakia 12/28/1992 Detroit (NHL)
28 Kevin Porter LW L 5-9 191 Northville, MI 3/12/1986 Buffalo (NHL)
29 Landon Ferraro C L 6-0 182 Trail, British Columbia 8/8/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
32 Louis-Marc Aubry C L 6-4 213 Arthabaska, Quebec 11/11/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
39 Anthony Mantha RW L 6-5 205 Longueuil, Quebec 9/16/1994 Val d'Or (QMJHL)
40 Henrik Zetterberg C L 5-11 197 Njurunda, Sweden 10/9/1980 Detroit (NHL)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 195 Grand Rapids, MI 4/28/1989 Detroit (NHL)
42 Martin Frk RW R 6-0 205 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic 10/5/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
43 Darren Helm C L 5-11 192 Winnipeg, MB 1/21/1992 Detroit (NHL)
45 Colin Campbell RW R 6-1 203 Pickering, ON 4/17/1991 Lake Superior State (WCHA)
49 Andrej Nestrasil RW L 6-3 210 Prague, Czech Republic 2/22/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
56 Teemu Pulkkinen RW R 5-11 185 Vantaa, Finland 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
57 Mitch Callahan RW R 6-0 195 Whittier California 8/17/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
60 Marek Tvrdon LW L 6-2 217 Nitra, Slovakia 1/31/1993 Toledo (ECHL)
70 Mark Zengerie C R 5-11 185 Rochester, NY 5/12/1989 Wisconsin (B10)
72 Andreas Athanasiou C L 6-2 200 Woodbridge, ON 8/6/1994 Barrie (OHL)
73 Tyler Barnes RW R 6-0 190 Eagan, MN 2/13/1990 Wisconsin (B10)
75 Alden Hirschfeld C R 6-1 205 Dallas, TX 1/26/1988 Toledo (ECHL)
81 Jeff Hoggan LW L 6-1 190 Hope, BC 2/1/1978 Grand Rapids (AHL)
82 Tomas Nosek C L 6-2 201 Pardubice, Czech Republic 9/1/1992 HC Pardubice (Czech)
85 Shane Berschbach LW L 5-10 165 Clawson, MI 5/19/1991 Western Michigan (NCHC)
90 Stephen Weiss C L 5-11 190 Toronto, ON 4/3/1983 Detroit (NHL)
93 Johan Franzen RW L 6-3 223 Vetlanda, Sweden 12/23/1979 Detroit (NHL)

DEFENSEMEN (17)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
2 Brendan Smith D L 6-2 198 Toronto, ON 2/8/1989 Detroit (NHL)
3 Nick Jensen D R 6-1 200 Rogers, MN 9/21/1990 Grand Rapids (AHL)
4 Jakub Kindl D L 6-3 216 Sumperk, Czech Republic 2/10/1987 Detroit (NHL)
23 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 212 Albany, NY 7/16/1990 Detroit (NHL)
24 Natha Paetsch D L 6-0 195 LeRoy, Saskatchewan 3/30/1983 Grand Rapids (AHL)
25 Mattias Backman D L 6-2 170 Linkoping, Sweden 10/3/1992 Linkoping (SHL)
27 Kyle Quincey D L 6-2 207 Kitchener, ON 8/12/1985 Detroit (NHL)
47 Alexey Marchenko D R 6-2 212 Moscow, Russia 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
48 Ryal Sproul D R 6-4 205 Mississauga, ON 1/13/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
51 Brandon Evans D L 6-4 230 North Battleford, Saskatchewan 1/6/1982 Grand Rapids (AHL)
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-4 221 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/1984 Detroit (NHL)
53 Joe Hicketts D L 5-8 186 Kamloops, BC 5/4/1996 Victoria (WHL)
55 Niklas Kronwall D L 6-0 190 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/1981 Detroit (NHL)
58 Aaron Rome D L 6-2 225 Nesbitt, Manitoba 9/27/1983 Dallas (NHL)
61 Xavier Ouellet D L 6-1 190 Bayonne, France 7/29/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 190 Detroit, MI 3/7/1990 Detroit (NHL)
77 Richard Nedomiel D L 6-5 228 Prague, Czech Republic 7/1/1993 Toledo (ECHL)

GOALTENDERS (6)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
31 Jared Coreau G L 6-5 235 Perth, ON 11/5/1991 Toledo (ECHL)
34 Petr Mrazek G L 6-1 187 Ostrava, Czech Republic 2/14/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-0 218 Syracuse, NY 3/26/1984 Detroit (NHL)
36 Jake Paterson G L 6-1 176 Mississauga, ON 5/3/1994 Saginaw (OHL)
38 Tom McCollum G L 6-2 210 Sanborn, NY 5/3/1995 Grand Rapids (AHL)
50 Jonas Gustavsson G L 6-3 192 Danderyd, Sweden 10/24/1984 Detroit (NHL)
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