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Jonatan Berggren Likes The Small Ice

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Red Wings forward Jonatan Berggren, the 2018 second-round pick, seems to like the North American game.

"It's difficult, you have much less space and time," Berggren said Friday. "But I like it, too. You need to be 100 percent ready all the time when you have the puck. I like to make hard plays and give my teammates good spots to score.

"I like it when it's pretty tight and it's harder out there on the ice. I like when it's smaller ice."

More: Russian Kirill Tyutyayev scores twice in Red Wings' 5-4 win against Stars in Prospects tourney

Berggren, in his first taste of pro-caliber North American hockey, certainly looked offensively capable, assisting on two goals in the Wings' 5-4 victory over Dallas on Thursday night in Traverse City in the Prospects Tournament.

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We have 13 forwards without that line. Start them in Grand Rapids together is a smarter choice to start than starting them all together in the NHL. With injuries and such they’re likely all to be up by Christmas anyways.

Posted by beantownredwings on 09/17/21 at 09:16 PM ET

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