Dan Renouf


Pickering Ontario

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Signed as free agent, 2016


205 lbs. lbs.

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2009-10: Dan Renouf appeared in two junior A games with the Whitby Fury in Ontario as a 15-year-old and skated for the Ajax/Pickering Raiders midget AAA team. He had no points nor penalties playing with the Fury. Renouf scored 17 goals with 39 assists and 60 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Raiders. He was selected by Barrie in the fifth round (101st overall) in the OHL Priority Draft. 

2010-11: Renouf played prep hockey at The Hill Academy in Ontario. In 62 games he scored 10 goals with 43 assists and was +80 with 34 penalty minutes. Renouf was selected by the Youngstown Phantoms in the fifth round (62nd overall) in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft. 

2011-12: Renouf skated for Youngstown in the USHL as a 17-year-old, finishing second to Chris Bradley in scoring amongst Phantoms defensemen. He scored 1 goal with 14 assists and was +11 with 53 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games. Youngstown finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, sweeping Cedar Rapids in a preliminary series before falling to Green Bay in the quarterfinals. Renouf had 2 assists and an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes in six playoff games. In January he committed to playing college hockey at the University of Maine in 2013-14. 

2012-13: Renouf returned to Youngstown for his second season with the Phantoms. He scored 10 goals with 18 assists in 57 regular season games and was +24 with 83 penalty minutes. The Phantoms finished third in the Eastern Conference and lost to eventual Clark Cup champion Dubuque in the conference finals. Renouf had 1 assist and was +2 with 7 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. 

2013-14: Renouf skated in 34 of 35 games for the University of Maine in his freshman season. He scored 1 goal with 10 assists and was +11 with 12 penalty minutes. Maine finished sixth in Hockey East — defeating Merrimack in a preliminary round game before being swept by Providence in a best-of-three quarterfinal series.

2014-15: Renouf played in all 39 games for the University of Maine in his sophomore season. He scored 3 goals with 9 assists and was +8 with 24 penalty minutes. The Black Bears finished 13-20-3 in the regular season, taking seventh-place Vermont to overtime in the decisive third game of their first-round series in the Hockey East playoffs before falling, 3-2.   

2015-16: Renouf signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Red Wings in March 2015 following his junior season at the University of Maine. He made his pro hockey debut with Detroit AHL affiliate Grand Rapids. In six regular season games with the Griffins he had an even plus/minus with 1 assist and 5 penalty minutes. Grand Rapids finished fourth in the Central Division, reaching the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Renouf scored 5 goals with 9 assists and was -5 with 36 penalty minutes in 38 games for Maine. The Black Bears finished 11th in Hockey East and were swept by Northeastern in the opening round of the conference tournament.

Talent Analysis

Renouf is a big, skating defenseman with some offensive elements to his game. He showed steady progress in rounding out his overall game during his college career at the University of Maine and was one of the more intriguing free agent signees following the 2015-16 season.


Renouf made his pro hockey debut with Detroit AHL affiliate Grand Rapids following his junior season at the University of Maine, where he was the leading scorer amongst defenseman for the Black Bears in 2015-16. Renouf's combination of size, mobility and playmaking skills fit the style of the Red Wings' organization and he projects as a second or third pairing defenseman.

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