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Brian Lashoff (born July 16, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff first NHL game.jpg
Born (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 29)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Lashoff played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the New York Rangers minor ice hockey team.[1]

Undrafted, Lashoff played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Barrie Colts and Kingston Frontenacs. On October 1, 2008 he was signed to an entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings organization following their 2008 training camp.[2]

 
Lashoff during his tenure with the Griffins in 2017.

At the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Lashoff was recalled by the Red Wings after an injury to Jonathan Ericsson on January 21, 2013.[3] He made his NHL debut the same day against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and scored his first goal in the second period against Sergei Bobrovsky.[4]

On May 11, 2013, after being sent down from Detroit, Lashoff returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins to help them during their 2013 Calder Cup run. During the 2012–13 season, Lashoff recorded two goals and four assists in 37 regular season games, and one assist in 18 postseason games.[citation needed]

On January 30, 2015, Lashoff was placed on waivers by the Red Wings.[5] After clearing waivers, Lashoff was assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Prior to being placed on waivers, Lashoff appeared in 11 games for the Red Wings during the 2014–15 season, where he recorded two assists.[6]

On June 16, 2016, the Red Wings signed Lashoff to a one-year contract extension.[7] During the 2016–17 season, Lashoff recorded three goals and eights assists in 62 games during the regular season. During the 2017 Calder Cup playoffs, he recorded one goal and three assists in 17 playoffs games, and helped lead the Griffins to the Calder Cup.[citation needed]

On June 29, 2017, the Red Wings signed Lashoff to a two-year contract extension.[8] On December 6, 2018, Lashoff was recalled by the Red Wings. Prior to being recalled, he recorded three assists in 17 games for the Griffins.[9] On March 13, 2019, the Red Wings signed Lashoff to a two-year contract extension.[10]

On September 28, 2019, the Red Wings cut Lashoff placing him on waivers.

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2010 Saskatchewan

Lashoff represented the United States at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he recorded two assists in seven games, and won a gold medal.

PersonalEdit

Brian's older brother, Matt, has also played professionally in the NHL and currently plays for the SCL Tigers of the National League A. Their first game played against each other in an organized league was December 22, 2010 when the Grand Rapids Griffins met the Toronto Marlies in an AHL game.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Barrie Colts OHL 47 2 10 12 5 5 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Barrie Colts OHL 50 5 15 20 44 8 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Barrie Colts OHL 25 1 12 13 19
2008–09 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 35 6 13 19 32
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 6 1 4 5 0 8 1 4 5 2
2009–10 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 58 6 21 27 71 7 0 0 0 12
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 6 0 2 2 5
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 37 0 3 3 25
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 3 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 8 11 19 41
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 37 2 4 6 23 18 0 1 1 10
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 31 1 4 5 15 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 1 5 6 36 5 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 32 1 6 7 12 16 0 3 3 8
2014–15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 2 2 6
2015–16 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 71 1 15 16 30 9 2 1 3 0
2016–17 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 62 3 8 11 32 17 1 3 4 12
2016–17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 5 10 15 29 5 1 2 3 2
2017–18 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 53 1 13 14 33 2 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 127 2 12 14 59 8 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC   7 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 7 0 2 2 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
OHL
All-Star Game 2010
AHL
Calder Cup (Grand Rapids Griffins) 2013, 2017 [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2012. Dan Diamond and Associates, Inc. p. 309. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5.
  3. ^ "Ericsson will be a game-time decision in Columbus". Detroit Red Wings. January 21, 2013. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Red Wings right ship with shootout win in Columbus". cbssports.com. January 21, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2018. Brian Lashoff arrived just before the game and scored in his NHL debut
  5. ^ "Red Wings put Lashoff on waivers, call up Marchenko, send down Ouellet". National Hockey League. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (January 31, 2015). "Lashoff assigned; Gustavsson on loan". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (June 16, 2016). "Detroit extends Sheahan and Lashoff". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (June 29, 2017). "Lashoff and Mcilrath signed to two-year contract extensions". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  9. ^ DiFilippo, Alex (December 6, 2018). "Red Wings recall Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (March 13, 2019). "Red Wings sign Lashoff to two-year extension". NHL.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  11. ^ Wakiji, Dana (June 13, 2017). "Grand Rapids Griffins win Calder Cup at home". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved June 13, 2017.

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