Red Wings agree to terms with Elson, acquire McCollum

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The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday agreed to terms with forward Turner Elson on a one-year contract.

They also acquired goaltender Tom McCollum from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Elson, 24, totaled three points (1g, 2a) and 12 penalty minutes with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage last season while being limited to 13 games due to injury.

The 6-foot, 195-pound winger served as an alternate captain with the Stockton Heat in 2015-16 and ranked among the team’s leaders with 30 points (6th), 14 goals (5th) and 16 assists (7th). Elson made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames on April 9, 2016 against Minnesota and logged his first NHL point on an assist.

Since debuting with the Abbotsford Heat at the end of the 2011-12 season, Elson has appeared in 175 career AHL contests between Abbotsford (2011-14), Adirondack (2014-15), Stockton and San Antonio and compiled 66 points (34g, 32a) and 144 PIM. He logged consecutive 30-point campaigns in 2014-15 and 2015-16, his last two full seasons.

McCollum, 27, returns to the Red Wings organization, where he spent his first seven professional seasons (2009-16) after being drafted by Detroit in the first round in 2008.

Last season, McCollum played 18 AHL games between Stockton and Charlotte, going 12-2-4 with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.

In 244 career AHL appearances, McCollum is 115-93-20 with a 2.73 GAA, a .907 save percentage and eight shutouts. A member of Grand Rapids’ Calder Cup championship team in 2013, McCollum is also 14-11 (2.58, .915) in 28 postseason appearances.