Michigan Native Gets Professional Tryout At Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
The Detroit Red Wings continued training camp at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City Saturday.
Players of all levels, from familiar names to new faces, have the opportunity to develop their skills on and off the ice.
Michigan native David Booth got the chance to attend camp this year.
Booth grew up in Detroit, and played four years for the Michigan State Spartans.
After his second year with the team, Booth was selected 53rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.
Following his time at Michigan State, he was assigned to the Panthers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
Two months later, the Panthers called Booth up, and he made his NHL debut on November 20, 2016.
Most recently, Booth played for the Admiral Vladivostok, a professional team in Russia that is part of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Booth says he was a Detroit Red Wings fan growing up, and now that he is back in the United States, he is thrilled to be playing alongside some of the greats.
“It’s really exciting to be here. It’s very close to me in the sense that I grew up being a Red Wings fan. I had front row season tickets, being there when they won the cup. So to come here and throw a Red Wings jersey on for the first time is really special, not only to me, but my family as well,” says Booth.
The Detroit Red Wings Training Camp continues through Monday at Centre Ice Arena.