DETROIT – The Wings have signed their second-round pick in the 2010 entry draft, center Calle Jarnkrok, to a three-year entry-level contract.
Jarnkrok, who was taken with 51st overall pick, will be at training camp in Traverse City.
“He has great hockey sense and is very tenacious,” Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill said. “He has a lot of Henrik Zetterberg-type qualities. He’s strong on the puck, never gives up on the puck.”
Detroit also anticipates signing Tomas Jurco, their top pick in the 2011 draft, by Friday’s deadline.
Here is the press release from the Wings.
RED WINGS SIGN JARNKROK TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
… Selected by Detroit in Second Round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Swedish Forward Skated
with Franzen, Zetterberg, Ericsson and Kronwall at 2012 IIHF World Championships …
Detroit, MI…The Detroit Red Wings today announced that 20-year-old forward Calle Jarnkrok has been signed to a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, no further details regarding this deal will be disclosed.
Selected by Detroit in the second round (51st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Jarnkrok has spent the past three seasons with Brynas IF of the Swedish Elite League, totaling 76 points (31G-45A) in 132 games played. Jarnkrok registered 16 points (4G-12A) in 16 appearances during the 2012 SEL playoffs as Brynas IF captured the Le Mat Trophy as league champions. The 5’11”, 165-lb. center has also represented Sweden at multiple international events, including this year’s IIHF World Championships at which he recorded one assist and 10 shots on goal in eight games played as he skated alongside current Red Wings players Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson and Johan Franzen.
Born Sep 25 1991
Height 5.11 — Weight 165 — Shoots R
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 2 #51 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft
— Regular Season — —- Playoffs —-
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Brynas IF Gavle SEL 33 4 6 10 2 5 1 1 2 0
2010-11 Brynas IF Gavle SEL 49 11 16 27 4 3 3 0 3 2
2011-12 Brynas IF Gavle SEL 50 16 23 39 22 16 4 12 16 12