Langley's Dennis Cholowski has signed his first professional contract

Langley's Dennis Cholowski has signed his first professional contract

Langley’s Cholowski turns pro

Langley's Dennis Cholowski signs three-year entry level deal with Detroit Red Wings

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.

The Wings selected the six-foot-one, 185-pound defenceman in the first round (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

See: Langley teen living the dream after Detroit drafts him in first round

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.

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