The Detroit Red Wings continue to sign key pieces to their future.
On Friday, the team announced that they have signed 2013 second-round pick Zack Nastasiuk to an entry-level contract. Nastasiuk, a winger, was drafted 48th overall by the Wings in the 2013 NHL Draft.
The Barrie, Ontario native is currently the team captain of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. He has recorded 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 16 games.
In other news, the team recalled defenseman Adam Almquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins after placing Brendan Smith (shoulder) on short-term injured reserve.
Almquist will make his NHL debut Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets. The Swede had impressed Mike Babcock in preseason action, as he recorded two goals and two assists.
"It’s an opportunity for us to see what one of your young players can do,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. “He was an important part of Grand Rapids’ run to the Calder Cup last year, played in their top four. He quarterbacks the power play in the AHL. There’s a chance he could be on our second power-play unit. We think he gives us the best chance to win tomorrow night.”
Almquist will be the third Red Wings prospect to make his NHL debut this season. Luke Glendening and Xavier Ouellet both made their debuts in October.
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