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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

Disappointed by AHL's cancelation, but still plenty of work ahead

by Givani Smith / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith is in his second professional season and has split time between playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's AHL affiliate, and the Red Wings. Here is his 10th entry of 'Powering Forward'.

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Taking Flight - You Don't Know Jack

Patience has allowed me to maintain my focus and sanity!

by Jack Adams @J_Danglefest2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Jack Adams was drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round, 162nd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound Boston native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Last season (2018-19), Adams was a sophomore at Union College, which is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Here is his eleventh blog entry of, 'You Don't Know Jack.'

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Taking Flight - From the 'Q' to the 'D'

Like everyone else, I'm trying to make the best of this uncertain situation

by Joe Veleno @jveleno91 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

The Red Wings drafted Joe Veleno in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound center is one of four Red Wings prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. During the 2018-19 season, Veleno played for the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He is currently in his first season as a pro, playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate. Here is his ninth blog entry of 'From the Q to the D.'

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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

Making my NHL debut pales in comparison to what's happening with COVID-19

by Givani Smith / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith is in his second professional season and has split time between playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's AHL affiliate, and the Red Wings. Here is his ninth entry of 'Powering Forward.'

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Taking Flight - You Don't Know Jack

7. Months. Post. Op.

by Jack Adams @J_Danglefest2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Jack Adams was drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round, 162nd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound Boston native, is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Last season, Adams was a sophomore at Union College, which is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Here is his tenth blog entry of, 'You Don't Know Jack.'

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Taking Flight - From the 'Q' to the 'D'

Winning the gold medal was great, but now it's time to focus on becoming a Red Wing

by Joe Veleno @jveleno91 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

The Red Wings drafted Joe Veleno in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound center is one of four Red Wings prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. During the 2018-19 season, Veleno played for the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He is currently in his first season as a pro, playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate. Here is his eighth blog entry of 'From the Q to the D.'

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Taking Flight - It's Lindstrom with an 'N'

After a rough patch, my play has picked up for our playoff run

by Gustav Lindstrom @Glindstroom / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

The Red Wings drafted Gustav Lindstrom in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman is one of four Red Wings prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. During the 2018-19 season, Lindstrom played for Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SweHL). He is currently in his first season as a pro, playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate. Here is his second blog entry of 'It's Lindstrom with an 'N'.'

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Taking Flight - Powering Forward

Being called up to the Red Wings is only the beginning of the dream

by Givani Smith / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Givani Smith was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Toronto native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Smith is in his second professional season and has split time between playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's AHL affiliate, and the Red Wings. Here is his eighth entry of 'Powering Forward.'

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Taking Flight - You Don't Know Jack

Life is never as bad as you sometimes think it is

by Jack Adams @J_Danglefest2 / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Right wing Jack Adams was drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound Boston native is one of four Red Wings prospects writing for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the players' ups and downs as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Last season, Adams was a sophomore at Union College, which is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Here is his ninth blog entry of 'You Don't Know Jack.'

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Taking Flight - It's Lindstrom with an 'N'

Adapting to the smaller ice surface has been a fairly smooth transition

by Gustav Lindstrom @Glindstroom / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

The Red Wings drafted Gustav Lindstrom in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman is one of four Red Wings prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. During the 2018-19 season, Lindstrom played for Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SweHL). He is currently in his first season as a pro, playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate. Here is his first blog entry of 'It's Lindstrom with an 'N'.'

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