The Detroit Red Wings season continues droning on. The Red Wings are amid a home-and-home with the St. Louis Blues. However, one of the Red Wings’ prospects is on the move as he continues to forge his way to Hockeytown.
During the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Red Savage with their fourth-round selection. He was touted as a speedy forward who will provide some offense as a play-making forward with finishing ability.
Red Savage played at Miami with his brother Ryan Savage, one of the RedHawks’ best offensive producers in recent years. Both are sons of Brian Savage, who also played for the RedHawks during his collegiate career.
Savage has spent the last two seasons with the Miami RedHawks hockey program as a member of the NCHC. The RedHawks program has been a bottom-feeder in the conference as they continue trying to right the ship. Savage is not going to stick around, though, as he entered the transfer portal and found a new home.
Detroit Red Wings forward Red Savage transfers to Michigan State.
Savage entered the transfer portal on March 20th and quickly found himself a new home. The Red Wings draftee is heading to Michigan State to join the Spartans program, where he’s hoping to find his offense a bit more as he works toward a chance with the Red Wings organization.
With the RedHawks, Savage was able to show the offense at times but never really broke it open. In his freshman campaign, Savage played in 35 games, scoring six goals and adding ten assists for 16 total points.
In his sophomore season, Savage followed it up with seven goals and seven assists for 14 total points over 32 games. It was certainly not the perfect result for the Red Wings prospect during his time in Oxford.
The hope for Savage is that he can tap into the offense more in East Lansing. Hopefully, the change of scenery ends up working out well for him. The Red Wings may not be expecting Savage to make the leap into the organization on an entry-level deal, as he still has time, but the transfer might spark some production.
After all, he was a fourth-round selection. So Savage may not be a top-tier prospect, but the Red Wings still have to be hoping that Savage can bring some value to the team in the next few years.
Savage has the potential to be a complete player who excels on both ends of the ice with some offensive prowess that should excite if all goes well.