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Faith In Filip Larsson

06/27/2019 at 3:47pm EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings had a shot at two highly rated goaltending prospects at the 2019 NHL draft. That they passed on both speaks to the regard they have for a 2016 sixth-round pick.

This fall marks the start of Filip Larsson’s pro career, having left the University of Denver this past spring after one standout season that gratified all the more after a half-year recovery from a horrific groin injury. Larsson, 20, has impressed at every level over the past few years, earning him a slot as part of the tandem that will protect the net for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

“I’ve played good at every level the last three years,” Larsson said Thursday. “To get to that next step is going to be fun, and I’m ready to take that.”

Larsson debuted last November for the Pioneers and went on to post a .932 save percentage and 1.94 goals-against average in 22 games, capping his freshman season with an appearance in the Frozen Four after two straight shutouts in the West Regional.

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