Brent Raedeke
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Brent Raedeke


Regina Saskatchewan

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Free agent signing, 2008


198 lbs.

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2008-09: In his second season with the Oil Kings, Brent Raedeke scored 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points in 70 games. He added 80 PIMs to his regular season totals. In 4 playoff matches, he scored 1 goal and 1 assist. Raedeke signed an amateur try-out contract with Grand Rapids but was held scoreless in his two appearances.

2009-10: Raedeke spent 39 games with the Oil Kings, scoring 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points. He was Edmonton's all-time leading scorer when he was traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings. In 33 games with Brandon, Raedeke scored 7 goals and 18 assists for 28 points, giving him a total of 56 points in 72 WHL games. He added 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points in 15 playoff games as well as 1 goal in 5 Memorial Cup games.

2010-11: Raedeke spent his first season in pro hockey with Detroit's AHL affiliate Grand Rapids. He scored 8 goals with 5 assists and was minus-three with 33 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Griffins. Grand Rapids missed the AHL playoffs after finishing sixth in the North Division.

2011-12: Raedeke skated primarily in an energy line/forechecking role for Grand Rapids in his second AHL season – particularly when playing alongside Trevor Parkes and Mitch Callahan. Raedeke showed flashes of offensive ability, scoring 11 goals and 10 assists in 64 games and was plus-one with 33 penalty minutes. He did not see any post-season action as the Griffins failed to make the AHL playoffs; finishing fourth in the North Division.


Talent Analysis

He is a solid skater with quick foot speed. Good hockey sense, which allows him to play a solid two-way game. Strong face-off skills, and willing to go into the dangerous areas of the ice.



Will return to the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2012-13 and must impress, not only because it is his third AHL season but also because it is a contract year for him.


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