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Grand Rapids Griffins Sign Filip Larsson To An Amateur Tryout

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday signed goaltender Filip Larsson to an amateur tryout. The Detroit Red Wings on Monday agreed to terms with Larsson on a three-year entry-level contract that will begin with the 2019-20 season.

Larsson, 20, recently finished his freshman campaign at the University of Denver where he was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team and a finalist for the NCHC Goalie of the Year after posting a 13-6-3 record, a 1.95 goals against average, a 0.932 save percentage and four shutouts in 22 appearances. He logged back-to-back clean sheets in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to backstop the Pioneers to the Frozen Four. Larsson ranked third among NCAA goaltenders in save percentage and tied for ninth in GAA.

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