Newly re-named Red Wings ECHL affiliate, the Toledo Walleye, will apparently be holding tryouts. Unfortunately, spots for this season’s free agent tryout are all filled, but the website has a form to fill out to be contacted for future tryouts.
Red Wings fans may remember the Walleye better as the Storm, as they’ve undergone a re-branding of sorts.
The Red Wings are expected to send one of their goaltending prospects to Toledo for the season, as starts will be limited if all three are kept on the Griffins. Daniel Larsson is a lock to play in Grand Rapids this season, so the battle will come down to Thomas McCollum and Jordan Pearce. One would argue that McCollum is more polished than Pearce, but he’s also three years younger, and would (perhaps) benefit from getting the majority of starts in the ECHL as opposed to playing backup in the AHL.
Thoughts? I know Kyle‘s going to get in on this conversation, and I can’t wait to see who he thinks it’ll be.
My early line? Pearce 3:2.