It's a new day in Hockeytown!
The rebuilding Detroit Red Wings took a major step forward today, as it's been revealed that forward Lucas Raymond has officially made the team roster and will be in the lineup when his team hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena Thursday night:
Additionally, 2019 1st round draft selection Moritz Seider will also take the ice Thursday night. Both players have enjoyed strong exhibition play, and team management as well as coaching saw fit to reward them with roster spots.
In a corresponding move, the team assigned fellow 2019 1st round pick Joe Veleno to the Grand Rapids Griffins, along with the recently waived Taro Hirose and Riley Barber:
The full team roster:
Forwards - Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Lucas Raymond, Filip Zadina, Robby Fabbri, Mitchell Stephens, Pius Suter, Michael Rasmussen, Carter Rowney, Givani Smith, Adam Erne, Sam Gagner, Vladislav Namestnikov
Defensemen - Moritz Seider, Filip Hronek, Nick Leddy, Danny DeKeyser, Marc Staal, Troy Stecher, Gustav Lindstrom, Jordan Oesterle
Goaltenders - Thomas Greiss and Alex Nedeljkovic