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.