Jurco re-assigned to CHL
Top draft pick played in one Wings' preseason game
A native of Košice, Slovakia, Jurco was the Red Wings’ first selection (2nd Round, 35th Overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound winger recorded 56 points (31G-25) in 60 games played for the Sea Dogs last season, adding 18 points (6G-12A) in 19 President’s Cup playoff games and five points (4G-1A) in four MasterCard Memorial Cup contests in helping Saint John capture both a league and national championship. Jurco also skated with Team Slovakia at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships, scoring one goal in six appearances for the tournament’s eighth-place-finishers.
The Red Wings’ exhibition schedule continues on Sunday, September 25 when the Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to the Motor City for a 5:00 p.m. matchup with their Central Division rivals. Tickets to this pre-season tilt are available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets, and online at DetroitRedWings.com.