HSJ: Wings will sign David Pope soon

According to the Free Press’s Helene St. James, the Red Wings are going to sign David Pope soon. Pope has been finishing up his degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha after a superb senior NCAA season:

The Detroit Red Wings are closing in on a deal with prospect David Pope.

Pope, 23, was drafted by the Wings at 109th overall in 2013. He just finished his senior year at University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he had career highs with 20 goals, 21 assists and 41 points in 39 games.

Pope, 23, is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. He has good offensive instincts and soft hands, and knows how to get open away from play.

He could sign a two-year entry level contract within the next few days. Negotiations were on hold while Pope finished his classes.

St. James continues

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George Malik

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One thought on “HSJ: Wings will sign David Pope soon”

  1. Good news. I think he might make it. Could be an effective 3rd line winger that can pot a few goals.

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