DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines significant figures in restricted free agent forward Adam Erne’s 2019-2020 season via a “By the Numbers” article this morning. Wakiji notes that Erne is a restricted free agent this fall, and he posted solid numbers in a grinder’s role this past season…
142 – With 142 hits in just 56 games, Erne ranked second on the team behind Glendening, who led the way with 147.
60.6 – Although Erne did not take very many face-offs, 33 total, he was successful when he did as he had a 60.6 face-off win percentage.
11:49 – Erne averaged 11:49 of ice time, which was a new career high. His previous high was 11:48, which came in the 2016-17 season with the Lightning.
Continued; as I’ve said previously, if I were the GM (and I’m not), I’m not sure that I would submit a qualifying offer to keep Erne’s rights given the Wings’ glut of young forwards.