The Detroit Red Wings, parent club of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, announced today that the club has agreed to terms with center Kris Newbury and right wing Jeremy Williams on one-year, two-way contracts, and defenseman Travis Ehrhardt received a three-year entry level deal.
Newbury, 27, spent the past six seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization. Originally a fifth round selection (139th overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, he has appeared in 44 NHL games during his career (all with Toronto) registering six points (3-3—6) and 60 PIM.
The Brampton, Ontario native played in 33 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies in 2008-09, finishing with 29 points (6-23—29) and 72 PIM. Newbury shows 201 points (65-136-201) in 325 career AHL games with St. John’s and Toronto.
Williams, 25, was originally a seventh round pick (220th overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 31 NHL games for Toronto over five seasons, posting 11 points (9-2—11) and six PIM. The Regina, Saskatchewan native played in 11 games for the Maple Leafs in 2008-09 registering five goals and two assists.
He also appeared in 46 games for the Toronto Marlies last season finishing with 40 points (27-13—40), and has registered 182 points (90-92-182) in 252 career AHL games for St. John’s and Toronto.
Ehrhardt, 20, played in 68 games for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League in 2008-09. He finished the season with 37 points (9-28—37) and 109 PIM. Ehrhardt also appeared in three games for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.