Detroit Red Wings Links: Tatar Update and Summer Leagues

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Tomas Tatar
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Tomas Tatar /

Tomas Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings front office are closing in on a deal and Nick Jensen scores in Da Beauty League.

It appears we are very close to Tatar and the Red Wings closing in on a final decision regarding the forward’s contract.

With Tatar eligible for free agency next summer, it won’t be surprising to see the Wings possibly try to trade him during the season.

Nick Jensen Scores in Minnesota Summer League

Jensen scored a goal in the Da Beauty League on Wednesday. The Minnesota Summer League is an interesting concept and Toledo Walleye defenseman Parker Reno is also participating this summer. Learn more here.

Petruzzelli Named to Team USA Blue Team

Red Wings 2017 third-round draft pick, Keith Petruzzelli, was named to one of the two teams that will represent the United States at the World Junior Summer Showcase. The tournament runs from July 29 to Aug. 5 in Plymouth, Michigan.

Other Links

The Detroit Free Press takes a look at Red Wings prospect Givani Smith.

Michigan State defenseman Mitch Elliot talks about his time at the development camp as he eyes a run at the pros. ( 

The Hockey Writers ranked the top farm systems in the National Hockey League in 2017. The Red Wings came in at no.10. Get the full rankings here.

Trevor Daley spent the day with the Stanley Cup on Wednesday. He reflects on this past season and his future ahead with the Red Wings. ( 

Hockeytown 5k

The Hockeytown 5k is back. Get all the info you need on the event in the link below.

Around the League

NHL commissioner Gary Betteman talks about how he believes youth registration levels are helping the growth of hockey in the U.S. (

Olympic Hockey? The NHL has an “alternate” schedule available depending on what happens this February. Get more on this story here.