- Forward Has Recorded 58 Points in 223 Games With Detroit Since 2019-20
The Detroit Red Wings today recalled left wing Adam Erne from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Erne, 27, has skated in 43 games with the Red Wings this season, recording 14 points (6-8-14), eight penalty minutes and 122 hits in 13:56 average time on ice. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound forward has also tallied five assists and four penalty minutes in nine appearances with the Griffins. Erne enjoyed a breakout season in his second campaign with Detroit in 2020-21, ranking among the team leaders with 11 goals (T1st), nine assists (T5th), 26 penalty minutes (T3rd), three power play goals (T1st), six power play points (T2nd), 71 shots (9th), a 15.5 shooting percentage (5th) and 82 hits (1st) in 45 games. Erne also authored Detroit’s longest point streak of the 2020-21 season, collecting eight points (5-3-8) in an eight-game span from April 1-15. Originally selected by Tampa Bay in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Erne has compiled 85 points (38-47-85) and 158 penalty minutes in 337 games between the Lightning and Red Wings since 2016-17. Erne made his Stanley Cup playoff debut with Tampa Bay in 2019, playing in three postseason contests. He has also logged 93 points (41-52-93) and 160 penalty minutes in 159 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch and Griffins. Erne helped the Crunch reach the 2017 Calder Cup Final, showing 10 points (3-7-10) in 22 postseason games.
Prior to turning professional, Erne spent four seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Quebec Remparts, racking up 275 points (118-157-275) and 266 penalty minutes in 240 games from 2011-15. In his final season with Quebec, he amassed a career-high 86 points (41-45-86) and 102 penalty minutes in 60 regular-season contests before notching 30 points (21-9-30) in 22 playoff games to win the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the postseason’s most valuable player. Additionally, Erne registered six points (3-3-6) in five games when the Remparts hosted the 2015 Memorial Cup. Before starting his major junior career, Erne showed 18 points (10-8-18) and 49 penalty minutes in 45 games with the United States Hockey League’s Indiana Ice in 2010-11. The New Haven, Conn., native represented Team USA at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording one assist in five appearances. He also played for his country at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting six points (5-1-6) in four games.