The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Mitch Callahan to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal pays him $600,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL, according to Helene St. James.
The soon-to-be 25-year-old right wing grabbed 62 games with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins last season and scored 19 goals, which ranked fourth on the team, and 13 assists.
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Since making his pro debut in the 2011-12 season, the California-native has logged 299 games with the Griffins, posting 78 goals and 143 points. He’s played one NHL game in his career, which came during the 2013-14 season.
The 2009 6th round selection (180th overall) came out of the Kelowna Rockets system in the WHL and has a history of winning behind him. He was a part of the Griffins’ 2013 Calder Cup team, won a WHL championship with the Rockets and grabbed a bronze medal as a part of Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he registered one goal in six games.
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