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Wings Recall Chase Pearson

03/24/2022 at 9:32am EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday recalled center Chase Pearson from the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Pearson will join the Red Wings’ active roster for the first time in his three-year career. During the 2020-21 season, Pearson held a roster spot on Detroit’s taxi squad for two days but did not see any game time. The Alpharetta, Ga., native was selected with the 140th overall pick by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Pearson will look to make his NHL debut and become the 191st Griffin to play for the Red Wings. The 24-year-old has spent the last three campaigns with the Griffins, accumulating 63 points (25-38—63) and 39 penalty minutes in 144 outings. This season, Pearson has 17 points (7-10—17) and 16 penalty minutes in 47 games with Grand Rapids. Before turning pro after the conclusion of his collegiate career in 2018-19, Pearson was a two-time captain of the University of Maine. During his three years at Maine, the center logged 78 points (37-41—78) in 107 games. In 2018-19, Pearson was named the Best Defensive Forward in the Hockey East Conference, as well as earning recognition on the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. On the international stage, Pearson won a bronze medal for the USA U19 team at the 2015-16 World Junior A Challenge when he bagged six points (2-4—6) in five contests.

added 11:11am, Detroit release is below.

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Chase Pearson from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Pearson, 24, has skated in 47 games for the Griffins this season, totaling 17 points (7-10-17) and 16 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound center also recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 28 games with Grand Rapids during the 2020-21 campaign and ranked among the team leaders with eight goals (4th), 14 assists (T3rd), 22 points (3rd) and two power-play goals (T3rd), while logging only two penalty minutes. The third-year pro has appeared in 144 AHL games since making his pro debut with the Griffins at the end of the 2018-19 season, notching 63 points (25-38-63) and 39 penalty minutes.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Pearson spent three seasons at the University of Maine from 2016-19 prior to turning professional, serving as the team's captain as a sophomore and junior. In 107 games at the NCAA level, Pearson registered 78 points (37-41-78), a plus-18 rating and 132 penalty minutes. He was named Hockey East's Best Defensive Forward and was a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star in 2018-19. Pearson played parts of three seasons with the Youngstown Phantoms in the United States Hockey League from 2013-16, totaling 76 points (24-52-76), a plus-42 rating and 157 penalty minutes in 114 games. The Alpharetta, Georgia, native also won bronze for the United States at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge, chipping in six points (2-4-6) in five games.

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