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Shawn Horcoff On David Pope

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Time will tell if David Pope turns out to be another late-round pick that pays off for the Detroit Red Wings, but the club is high on his potential.

He's a good-sized left wing (6-3, 200) with offensive skills, coming off two strong seasons at Nebraska-Omaha.

The Red Wings signed him to a two-year entry level contract on Monday and expect him to compete for a roster spot in training camp.

Shawn Horcoff, the Red Wings director of player development, said the best way to describe Pope is that he's a shooter.

"He's a kid that has improved his skating over the years and I think that's helped him get to the areas where he can score," Horcoff said. "He's great on the power play, he's got a real good one-timer off the flank and a great wrist shot in stride. He's a kid that's really come on the last couple of years and had a great senior year."...

"He's had to earn everything in his life," Horcoff said. "He's a little bit of a late bloomer. He's a winger that gets up and down the ice well and he's a guy that can shoot it. Put him with good players, put him in position to score goals, he's going to put it away. We're hoping he can come to camp and show us that."

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So he’s here to take Frk’s job?

Posted by EthrDemon on 05/09/18 at 12:19 PM ET

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