Dennis Cholowski is going pro.
The 19-year-old from Langley inked a three-year entry level deal with the Detroit Red Wings on April 5.
— Jimmy Schuldt (@Jimschuldt22) April 6, 2017
The Wings selected the six-foot-one, 185-pound defenceman in the first round (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Cholowski played this past season with Minnesota’s St. Cloud State, totalling a dozen points in 36 games.
Prior to that, he spent two seasons with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs.
In addition to signing his entry-level contract with Detroit, Cholowski agreed to an amateur tryout with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapid Griffins — the minor league affiliate for the Red Wings.
The Griffins have three games remaining in the regular season and the team has already clinched a spot in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.