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Fantasy Summary

Potential bottom-six forward with a strong work ethic and the ability to chip in with a bit of offence.


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June 2019 – Sadowy did not get a qualifying offer from the Red Wings which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

May 2019 – Sadowy once again split his season between the ECHL and AHL, playing 43 games for the Toledo Walleye and just 14 for Grand Rapids Griffins. The good news is Sadowy continues to get bigger, stronger and faster. He was excellent at the ECHL level managing better than point a game, with 23 goals and 23 assists during the regular season and 11 points in 13 playoff games to date. The bad news is he struggled again at the next level with only one goal in 14 games for the Griffins. The progression overall is a good sign but Sadowy will have to continue working on his speed and find a way to solidify a spot in the AHL if he is going to have any chance of making an impression on the Red Wings. Mark Hillier

February 2018 – After a disappointing first year as a pro, Sadowy was looking forward to a second chance at growth this year in the AHL. Things didn’t go as planned however, as Sadowy was sent back to Toledo of the ECHL after going pointless in nine games with the Griffins. While Sadowy has had decent production playing in the lower league, he will have to show more than that if he wants to get back to the AHL. Mark Hillier

August 2017 – Sadowy’s rookie season in the AHL didn’t exactly go as planned. He failed to earn a full time spot with the Griffins and managed just four goals and six points in 38 games played. The Griffins won the Calder Cup in June but unfortunately Sadowy was a healthy scratch during their playoff journey. In six games with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL Sadowy had more success and registered four points. The Griffins’ head coach, Todd Nelson, knows that they have to be patient with Sadowy. Shawn Horcoff, Detroit’s Director of player development, had this to say about the young forward, “It is going to be a big summer for him. He didn’t have the year he wanted to have last year, but you can see his ability to shoot the puck. For me, it is going to be to get him in better shape and get his foot speed up. He’s got an excellent shot, good release, and he can score.” Jameson Ewasiuk

May 2016 – Dylan Sadowy was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2017 third round draft pick. Sadowy would have reentered the NHL draft in 2016 as the Sharks were unable to sign the two-time 40 goal scorer. Shortly after acquiring the 2014 second round pick, the Red Wings were able to sign Sadowy to his Entry Level Contract. Sadowy has steadily progessed and will make the jump to the AHL in Grand Rapids next year to begin his career as a pro.

February 2016 – Sadowy has performed quite well since his trade from Saginaw to the Barrie Colts. The two-way winger has scored 13 goals in 10 games since the move and currently has 49 points in 46 total games. Sadowy has built a strong reputation as a reliable player, however his speed and offensive creativity are becoming more apparent in this, his third OHL campaign. Cam Robinson

November, 2015 – Sadowy has picked up right where he left off last season, dominating the OHL on a nightly basis. The 19-year-old winger has racked up 17 points in just 12 games for the Saiginaw Spirit. He currently sits just outside of the top-ten scorers at number 12. Sadowy was recently suspended four games for punching an opponent from the bench after the player scored a shootout goal. – Cam Robinson

September 2015 – Sadowy was returned to the Saiginaw Spirit of the OHL. After taking a major leap forward last season, the Spirit’s assistant captain will try and continue to build his two-way game, in hopes of making a strong impression on the Team Canada brass heading into the December selection camp.  – Cam Robinson

July 2015 – Dylan Sadowy took a big leap forward in his development playing on a mediocre Saginaw Spirit team. He finished as the team’s leading scorer with 42 goals and 32 assists for 74 points, in addition to being named the team’s Most Valuable Player. This all-situations player is challenging the notion that he will be a bottom six forward at the NHL level. Sadowy is one of 40 players invited to Team Canada’s WJC-20 Summer Camp but may find it difficult to crack the deep roster. Cam Robinson

June 2014 – The San Jose Sharks selected Dylan Sadowy 81st overall at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

June 2014 – Saginaw Spirit forward Dylan Sadowy isn’t getting the publicity that others are heading towards the 2014 NHL Entry Draft but he’s the type of player that every coach wants on his roster. Sadowy is an industrious forward willing to do whatever it takes to win. He’s competitive, intelligent and understands the soft spots of the ice. Capable of playing in all situations, Sadowy doesn’t necessarily excel in any one area but rather is good at a lot of aspects of the game. Look for Sadowy to start receiving consideration starting in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft and he could fall anywhere through the middle rounds. Brendan Ross

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 2, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 3; Overall: 81


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Vaughan Kings U16 AAAOHL Cup5 1 34 8|        
  Vaughan Kings U16 AAAGTHL U1640 14 2236 -|        
 2012-2013 Saginaw SpiritOHL61 2 68 45|Playoffs3 0 11
 2013-2014 Saginaw SpiritOHL68 27 936 69|Playoffs5 4 04
 2014-2015 Saginaw SpiritOHL65 42 3274 66|Playoffs4 0 00
 2015-2016 Saginaw SpiritOHL36 20 1434 31|        
  Barrie ColtsOHL28 25 1136 34|Playoffs8 2 35 11 
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL38 4 26 18|        
  Toledo WalleyeECHL6 1 34 14|        
 2017-2018 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL13 0 00 9|Playoffs1 0 00
  Toledo WalleyeECHL39 12 1729 20|Playoffs9 3 14
 2018-2019 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL14 1 01 9|        
  Toledo WalleyeECHL43 23 2346 48|Playoffs24 7 1017 35 
 2019-2020 Kalamazoo WingsECHL29 17 1734 62|        
 2020-2021 Orlando Solar BearsECHL11 2 35 2|        
 2021-2022 Tulsa OilersECHL51 25 2550 52|        
 2022-2023 Tulsa OilersECHL30 6 814 14|        
  Savannah Ghost PiratesECHL16 2 46 11|