The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan continues to empty out his notebook from development camp. Today, he discusses Filip Larsson’s progress made as the University of Denver netminder “turns pro”:
“I know it’s a good opportunity,” Larsson said of playing with the Griffins. “I’m not looking at NHL this upcoming season. I want to make the AHL team and get as many games as possible and develop. In future years, maybe have that opportunity (in the NHL).”
If Larsson adapts to the pro game as quickly as he did from junior to college hockey, the Wings’ organization will be thrilled.
Two years ago, Larsson starred in junior, going 18-10-0 for Tri-City in the USHL, with a tidy 1.65 goals-against average and .941 save percentage.
Last season after missing the first two months of the college season because of a groin injury, Larsson debuted Nov. 24 and was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s goaltender of the month in December — his first full month of college play.
In 22 games for Denver, Larsson had a 13-6-3 record with a 1.95 GAA and .932 save percentage, and four shutouts.