The Detroit Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, added a pair of new faces on Monday by signing forward Triston Grant and defenseman Nathan Paetsch to a pair of one-year deals.
The 28-year-old Grant, who hit the ice for 11 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators, tied for 17th in the AHL last year with a whopping 163 penalty minutes. The Griffins will mark Grant's fifth AHL squad over his 435-game career in the league.
The more highly-touted of the two signings, Paetsch broke in as a rookie defenseman with the Buffalo Sabres back in 2006 and went on to produce 42 points over 167 games with both Buffalo and Columbus. The former AHL All-Star played overseas in Germany this past year, and will return to the United States with a prime opportunity to further his career in Detroit's outstanding organization.
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