Wings recall AHL's leading scorer
Nyquist joins team for Western Canada trip; Tatar sent down
SOG: 3 | +/-: -1
Nyquist, 23, was selected by Detroit in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He currently leads the AHL in scoring with 60 points (23-37-60) in 57 games played. He paces the Griffins in numerous statistical categories this season including goals (23), assists (37), points (60), power-play goals (9) and shots on goal (166). In 20 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Nyquist has registered seven points (1-6-7).
Nyquist set the Griffins rookie scoring record last season after registering 58 points (22-36-58) in 56 games. Prior to joining the Griffins at the end of the 2010-11 season, Nyquist played three seasons at the University of Maine (NCAA, Hockey East), amassing 144 points (50-94-144) in 113 collegiate appearances.
Tatar has appeared in 18 games for the Red Wings this season, registering seven points (4-3-7) and a +2 rating. In 44 games with Grand Rapids prior to his recall, Tatar collected 39 points (19-20-39), 44 penalty minutes and a +13 rating.