Detroit Red Wings Ink Entry-Level Contract with Tomas Jurco

August 7th, 2012 by Garrett Kolodziej Leave a reply »

The Detroit Red Wings have been looking towards the future in the recent weeks. After completing their free-agency additions on July 1, the team has been securing many of their young draft picks to entry-level contracts. 

Calle Jarnkrok was the first to sign with the Red Wings on May 30. On August 1, Martin Frk agreed to terms with Detroit on this three-year contract. And now, on August 7, the Red Wings have reached agreement on a three-year entry-level deal (as reported by with their 2011 Draft Pick Tomas Jurco. 

Jurco is expected to begin next season playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. 

The 35th overall pick in the 2011 draft has seen success at many levels of his hockey career. He previously played three seasons for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL where he was an vital offensive target and slick playmaker. His career totals are an indication of that.

In 176 games with Saint John, Jurco scored 87 goals and added 88 assists. The point-per-game numbers continued into the postseason as he had 35 points in 36 playoff appearances. He has also  ...

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