2021 Third-Round Pick Recorded 75 Points in 81 Games at the University of Denver
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed left wing Carter Mazur to a three-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2023-24 season. Mazur will report to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
Mazur, 21, recently completed his sophomore season at the University of Denver and ranked among the team leaders with 22 goals (1st), 15 assists (9th), 37 points (2nd), eight power play goals (1st), six game-winning goals (1st), a plus-19 rating (5th), 32 penalty minutes (5th) and 131 shots (1st) in 40 games. The 6-foot, 173-pound forward was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Second All-Star Team after helping the Pioneers clinch their second-consecutive Penrose Cup as the conference’s regular-season champions. Mazur was the NCHC Rookie of the Year in 2021-22 and earned unanimous NCHC All-Rookie Team Honors after recording 38 points (14-24-38), a plus-23 rating and 44 penalty minutes in 41 games during his freshman campaign. Originally selected by the Red Wings in the third round (70th overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Mazur helped the Pioneers win the 2022 NCAA Division I championship as a freshman along with Detroit prospects Antti Tuomisto (35th overall/2019) and Shai Buium (36th overall/2021). In total, Mazur compiled 75 points (36-39-75), a plus-42 rating and 76 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Pioneers.
A native of Jackson, Mich., Mazur spent parts of three seasons with the Tri-City Storm in the United States Hockey League from 2018-21, serving as team captain during his final year with the organization. He accumulated 57 points (26-31-57) and 86 penalty minutes in 95 games with the Storm, in addition to two points (1-1-2) in three postseason contests. The Little Caesars Amateur Hockey product also skated with the U.S. National Team Development Program during the 2018-19 season. On the international stage, Mazur represented Team USA at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, collecting seven points (5-2-7) in five games.