Cholowski Looks to Make Impact with Red Wings

TRAVERSE CITY – As the Detroit Red Wings continue to build a roster of younger and faster talent, one prospect that has emerged is defenseman Dennis Cholowski.

Selected by Detroit with the 20th pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL draft, Cholowski recently completed his second development camp in Traverse City and first as a professional after signing a contract with Detroit following the conclusion of his freshman campaign with St. Cloud State University. Cholowski scored one goal and tallied 11 assists in 36 games with St. Cloud State after spending the previous three seasons with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League.

"It was a lot of fun, being in Grand Rapids,” Cholowski said. “Obviously, they had a great team, and just being able to be around the guys, and see what pro hockey is like a little bit. It’s definitely different, you know the guys are older, and bigger. So it takes a little bit of time to transition. I think after a while, I got the hang of it. Right now I don’t know where I’ll be next year, but we’ll see where next season takes me. Whether it’s Detroit, Grand Rapids, or the WHL, you know, I’ll play where they want me to play."

After signing earlier this season, Cholowski appeared in one game with Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins.