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Detroit Red Wings Sign Christoffer Ehn To ELC

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Christoffer Ehn to a three-year entry-level contract. The 6-foot-3, 181-pound center is currently with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins as the club is set to begin its Central Division Semifinals playoff series against the Milwaukee Admirals tomorrow (Friday, April 21) at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Ehn posted 13 points (4-9-13) in 52 games for Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this season and recorded two points (1-1-2) in 14 postseason appearances. The 21-year-old helped Frolunda to a league championship during the 2015-16 campaign, skating in 37 regular-season games and adding two assists, while tallying an assist in 16 postseason contests. In all, Ehn has appeared in 97 games for Frolunda’s professional club and has recorded 15 points (4-11-15).

A native of Linkoping, Sweden, Ehn represented his country at the 2016 and 2015 World Junior Championships and picked up a combined four points (1-3-4) in 14 games. Additionally, Ehn represented Sweden at the 2014 World Under-18 Championships, recording three points (0-3-3) in seven contests.

Christoffer Ehn, Center
Born Apr 5 1996 
Height 6.02 -- Weight 180 -- Shoots L

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 4 #106 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft

                                       --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----

Season   Team                   Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013-14  Frolunda HC            SweHL   2    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  Frolunda HC            SweHL   6    0    0    0    2  10   0   0   0   2
2014-15  Oskarshamn IK          Swe-1   4    0    0    0    0
2015-16  Bofors IK              Swe-1  13    2    3    5    8
2015-16  Frolunda HC            SweHL  37    0    2    2    2  16   0   1   1   0
2016-17  Frolunda HC            SweHL  52    4    9   13   10
2016-17p Frolunda HC            SweHL  14    1    1    2    4

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Joakim Andersson part II

Posted by bababooey on 04/20/17 at 05:47 PM ET

Primis's avatar

It’s really discouraging the number of bottom six NHL caliber forwards it looks like DET has in its system.

Posted by Primis on 04/20/17 at 06:24 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Joakim Andersson part II

i’ve seen his tape. He’s already faster than Anderson and has better play-making ability.

Posted by duhduhduh on 04/20/17 at 08:01 PM ET

Primis's avatar

i’ve seen his tape. He’s already faster than Anderson and has better play-making ability.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/20/17 at 08:01 PM ET

4 seasons of stats with Frolunda sure doesn’t look like he has any offensive upside to him.

Posted by Primis on 04/21/17 at 07:39 AM ET

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Joakim Andersson part II
Posted by bababooey on 04/20/17 at 05:47 PM ET

Closer to reality unfortunately. I think he has Wonky knees, also

Not a Round 4 surprise

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/21/17 at 01:33 PM ET

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Somebody feed that boy!

Posted by SnarkinLarkin on 04/21/17 at 02:12 PM ET

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