Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski will be attending a hockey camp this week in Holland, MI, and Witkowski prefaced his visit by holding a chat with the Holland Sentinel’s Chris Zadorozny:
Looking back on his first season as a Detroit Red Wing, Luke Witkowski had a number of firsts.
The first night he put on a Red Wings jersey, his first game at Little Caesars Arena, his first fight at Little Caesars Arena and his first point and goal as a Red Wing.
It all happened in just 31 games for the Holland native in the 2017-18 season. He’ll be in Holland Monday-Wednesday at the Great Lakes Hockey Camp at Griff’s IceHouse West as a guest coach, alongside former teammate Jared Nightingale.
He has one year left on his contract with Detroit and is looking to make the most of it.
But before he looks ahead, he recounted his first season in the Winged Wheel.
“Obviously the season didn’t go the way anybody wanted it to. Like I said since I signed, it’s an honor to play for the Wings, getting that opportunity doesn’t come often so I’m glad I took it,” Witkowski said. “Last season was ups and downs, playing ‘D,’ playing forward, I never knew what position I was playing every night but I thought I handled it well and having teammates like that in the lineup so that helps a lot.”