Witkowski heading to Blues

The St. Louis Blues have acquired defensemen Nick Leddy and Luke Witkowski from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenseman Jake Walman, forward Oskar Sundqvist and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

PTO’s about making the most of opportunities

Players on professional tryout contracts — PTO’s — serve a crucial, if sometimes overlooked, role for AHL teams. Some come in for a game, maybe a weekend, to fill a roster spot, but it is always an opportunity to leave a good impression.

A trusted development

Under normal circumstances, Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Donovan Sebrango likely would be playing his final junior season right now, fine-tuning his play in preparation for the pros. Obviously, these are not “normal” times.

Horcoff excited for new role with Griffins

Shawn Horcoff played 1,008 regular-season games in the National Hockey League between the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, and Anaheim Ducks. Now he will manage talent just one step from the NHL.

Horcoff named GM of Griffins

The Detroit Red Wings have named Shawn Horcoff assistant general manager of the Red Wings and general manager of the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Griffins’ Verbeek named GM of Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have named Pat Verbeek their new general manager. Verbeek joins the Ducks from the Detroit Red Wings, where he had been serving as GM of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.