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Season Outlook For Patrik Nemeth

09/09/2019 at 8:03am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

2019-20 outlook: Nemeth essentially replaces the retired Niklas Kronwall. He’s strictly a stay-at-home defensive defenseman who’ll block shots and be among the team leaders in penalty-killing minutes and won’t provide much offense.

A left-handed shooter, he is slotted to play on one of the top two pairings, with a more offensive-minded right-handed shooter, either Mike Green or Filip Hronek.

His role diminished a bit last season in Colorado, where he logged less ice time and was a healthy scratch for most of the second playoff round. But he figures to log around 20 minutes a game with the Red Wings.

Quotable: “He’s a big, strong, solid, defensive defenseman. He kills penalties well, he defends well, he’s a heavy body and we felt whether playing with Mike Green or Filip Hronek, he’s going to be a very good partner for that type of player, a puck-mover, offensive right-handed shot. It was important to bring in a defenseman that can play now on the left side and help us in the future as well.” – GM Steve Yzerman.

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