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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Two prospects signed

The Red Wings announced the signings of Dick Axelsson and Logan Pyett today -- the final two prospects they were looking to ink before losing their rights, June 1. Pyett said last week that he had agreed to terms. The Axelsson news is fresh.

From the Red Wings' PR department...

Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has signed forward Dick Axelsson and defenseman Logan Pyett to three-year entry level contracts. In keeping with team policy, additional terms of each contract were not disclosed.

Axelsson (6’2” 176 lbs.) was drafted by the Red Wings in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Djurgardens Stockholm of the Swedish Elite League in 2007-08. Axelsson finished the season with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points in 47 games played.

Pyett (5’11” 198 lbs.) was a seventh round selection (212th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He captained the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League in 2007-08 and finished the season with 20 goals and 34 assists for 54 points in 62 games.


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