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Red Wings sign Zach Nastasiuk to an entry-level deal

Last month, the Red Wings signed 2013 draft pick and QMJHL superstar Anthony Mantha to an entry-level contract, and today, they've signed another 2013 pick in Owen Sound Attack captain and gritty two-way forward Zach Nastasiuk:

… Eighteen-Year Old Winger Was Drafted 48th Overall by Detroit in 2013 NHL Entry Draft …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with right wing Zach Nastasiuk on a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

A native of Barrie, Ontario, Nastasiuk was recently named captain of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack, where he stands second in team scoring with 18 points (8-10-18) in 16 games. Drafted by Detroit in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Nastasiuk has played 146 career games for the Attack, recording 77 points (39-38-77) and 55 penalty minutes. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 196-lb. forward recorded 40 points (20-20-40) in 62 regular-season games and a team-leading 11 points (4-7-11) in 12 postseason games.

And again, neither Nastasiuk nor Mantha can play for the Griffins or Walleye for the 13-14 or 14-15 seasons: they must remain with their Major Junior rights-holders unless they crack the Detroit Red Wings' NHL roster.

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Good stuff, Zach. Maybe we’ll see you in about 7 years. Keep fighting the good fight, bud.

Posted by ZandPasha11 on 11/01/13 at 02:13 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Who knows. Maybe Mantha is in Detroit next year

Posted by MoreShoot on 11/01/13 at 03:51 PM ET

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