Adam Almquist

Travis

2014-07-24

Almquist

Adam Almquist, D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 174

Born: 19921-02-27

Hometown: Jonkoping, Sweden

Drafted: 2009 by Detroit, 210th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2014- As expected, Adam Almquist is spurning the Red Wings for the KHL. Unlikely to land one-way contract with Detroit and not interested in spending another season in the AHL, Almquist opted for greener pastures oversea's with Severestal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League. Detroit did extend him a qualifying offer and will retain his rights if he were ever to decide to come back and give the NHL another go. The Wings have impressive depth on the backend in their system with studs like Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul rated ahead of the young Swede so this move shouldn't have much effect on the future of the franchise. The knock on Adam was his small stature and Red Wing's brass were unsure whether he would be able to hold up over a gruelling 82 game schedule and therefore pushed him away to give himself a better opportunity. Travis Watson

 

June 2014 – After a very productive AHL season in which he emerged as a very good power-play quarterback (53 points), Almqvist's pro contract has expired and he is hinting at returning to Sweden to play if he doesn't get a one-way deal from Detroit. He is certainly close to being NHL ready so there is a good chance he gets that contract and sticks with the big club. Dobber

 

November 2013- Almquist was recalled earlier this month due to the rash of injuries the Wings currently have on their blueline. It didn’t take long for Almquist to get comfortable with Wings as he scored his first career NHL goal in just his second game when he pinched in and one-timed home a slick feed from fellow country man Henrik Zetterberg. Almquist has recently