More unofficial confirmation that Victor Brattstrom’s ‘coming over’ this year‘s astute Clark Rasmussen duly noted that the Red Wings have assembled something of a pre-training camp roster on their “team” page, and there have been rumblings that 24-year-old Victor Brattstrom, who spent this past season with KooKoo of the Finnish Liiga, would be coming over to North America to try his hand at playing AHL hockey with the Grand Rapids Griffins (splitting time with Pat Nagle).

David Gunnarsson of DaveArt confirmed that he’s making a Red Wings-themed mask for Brattstrom today on Instagram:

There have been hints all summer long that Brattstrom was “coming over,” and, with Filip Larsson staying in Sweden this year to earn major playing time with HV71 of Hockey Allsvenskan (the 2nd-highest league in Sweden), and Kevin Gibson signing overseas, the Wings needed a second goalie at the AHL level. Brattstrom should fill that hole nicely.


He posted on his Instagram story within the past couple days that he was flying over so he’s already here.— John 🇺🇸 (@RWHockeyJohn) September 3, 2021

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