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Griffins Have Yet to Resigned Matt Ford – Lashoff in Line for Promotion?

Following the early closure of the 2017-18 season for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Captain Matt Ford has yet to be resigned. The Griffins have had the luxury of leadership consistency headlined by Ford and Alternate Captains Eric Tangradi, Ben Street and Brian Lashoff. Unfortunately for the Griffins, however, three of their four core guys are…

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Griffins Forward Zach Nastasiuk Faces Unknown Future After Early Playoff Exit

Following a crushing defeat against the Manitoba Moose, the Grand Rapids Griffins faced the off-season roster challenges sooner than expected. As opposed to last season where the Griffins skated well into June to claim the Calder Cup, they now faced the inevitable exit meetings, agent conferences and re-situating challenges. A clearly distraught and upset Zach…

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Luke Esposito – Griffins Center Making Mark in Rookie Season

The Griffins roster has seen several changes throughout the season. Due to their partnership with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, players are constantly floating between the two teams as needed. Among those up-and-down transactions, the Griffins acquired forward, Luke Esposito. Taking a non-traditional route to the pros, nearly completely bypassing juniors, he has leapfrogged front and…

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Turner Elson – The Grand Rapids Griffins Special Team Secret Weapon

Many hockey players have a common tale of woe. Personal struggles overflow into their game, injuries plague their careers, they’re perpetually traded and so on. What separates the common player from the pro is perseverance. Current Grand Rapids forward, Turner Elson, knows the struggle all too well – but also knows what he must do…

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Seasoned Griffins Forward Colin Campbell Embracing Penalty Kill Role

The AHL is overflowing with new talent almost daily. Among the bright NHL hopefuls, are the lesser knowns. The men who, though not “super stars” in the eyes of the league, are indispensable to the growth of the organizations they represent. Colin Campbell of the Grand Rapids Griffins, is one of those players. With a…

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Vili Saarijarvi – Grand Rapids Griffins Defenseman Vying for Chance in the NHL

Vili Saarijarvi is quickly becoming a household name within the Detroit Red Wings organization. Hailing from Rovaniemi, Finland, Saarijarvi brings an international flair to his on-ice performance. Vili couldn’t help but draw some attention during his IIHF U16-U20 junior years. The good natured defenseman left Finland leaving behind four playoff runs with his U16, U18…