Detroit Red Wings offered 23-years-old defenseman Evgeny Ryasensky a contract. As reported by Sovietskiy Sport, he will move to Detroit in September to skate at the Wings' training camp.
Ryasensky is a physical player who likes to hit and has decent offensive abilities.
Personally, I think it was Pavel Datsyuk's acceptance speech on Wednesday that convinced him. Who wouldn't want to play with that guy?
"I've talked with my North American agent and through him Detroit offered me to play for them. And so in September I'll go to the USA and report to the training camp. I think at the same time I'll sign a contract with the team. I think that in the NHL I can grew up to my hundred percent, because of the small ice and the constant physical play - this fits my game. I'm not afraid of spending a part of the season in the AHL."--Evgeny Ryasensky
Looks like we might have own "Geno" in the mix. I love the fact that he doesn't mind playing in Grand Rapids. Bring the kid on over, let's see what he can do. We were looking for a veteran grinding defenseman...why not substitute it for a younger, grinding defenseman....someone that will make opposing forwards pay a price for the puck in our end.
Another diamond in the rough? I guess we'll see.