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Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
268-26619:13

Player Updates

March 25, 2020 04:24 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Future with Wings unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski could be included in a trade package this summer if the Red Wings ultimately decide they've lost patience in the defenseman, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

While Cholowski's offensive skills are evident, he's struggled mightily in his own end, posting a cumulative minus-46 rating over the last two seasons. The B.C. native has one year remaining on his entry-level contract before he'll become a restricted free agent. It's rather disconcerting that he hasn't established a full-time role with the league's worst team, but Cholowski is only 22 years old, and his prospect status as Detroit's 20th overall pick from the 2016 draft seemingly remains intact for now.

March 3, 2020 11:44 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Dropped down a level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Detroit assigned Cholowski to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

The Red Wings are off until Friday against Chicago, so this may just be a temporary move to get Cholowski some extra playing time. The 22-year-old blueliner has picked up eight points while posting an ugly minus-26 rating in 36 games with the big club this campaign.

February 28, 2020 09:12 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Same old habits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski, who was called up from AHL Grand Rapids, posted a minus-4 rating in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Wild.

Prior to the contest, Ansar Khan of MLive.com relayed from the young defenseman that he intends to play more aggressively while working against the grain of his "laid-back personality." However, it appeared to be another lackluster effort from Cholowski and the rest of the Red Wings in this crushing loss. The B.C. native has two goals, six assists and a minus-27 rating through 34 top-level games this season.

February 26, 2020 06:24 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Ascends to top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Wings recalled Cholowski from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Both Filip Hronek (head) and Gustav Lindstrom (undisclosed) are questionable for Thursday's game versus the Wild, so Cholowski will add depth heading into the cross-conference matchup. The 22-year-old Cholowski has accrued eight points over 33 NHL games this season.

February 8, 2020 04:04 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Returns to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Wings assigned Cholowski to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.

Cholowski only played two of four games during this NHL stint, but he averaged 22:23 of ice time during those two contests. He'll continue to work top-line minutes with Grand Rapids, and if injuries persist on the Red Wings' blue line, Cholowski could be recalled sooner than later.

January 30, 2020 04:28 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Promoted from AHL Grand Rapids
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski was recalled from the minors Thursday.

Cholowski's call-up could be an indication that Mike Green (upper body) won't be available for Friday's clash with the Rangers. In 30 NHL appearances this season, the 21-year-old Cholowski has notched just two goals, six assists and a concerning minus-23 rating.

January 23, 2020 01:48 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Returned to AHL Grand Rapids
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski was demoted to the minors Thursday.

Considering Detroit is off until Jan. 31 versus the Rangers due to its bye week and the All-Star break, the decision to return Cholowski to the Griffins shouldn't come as a surprise. Whether he is recalled prior to that matchup with New York will likely depend on the health of Mike Green (upper body).

January 22, 2020 01:52 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Promoted from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

With Mike Green (upper body) out of the lineup, the Red Wings needed to add some emergency blue-line depth prior to Wednesday's clash with Minnesota. If the Calgary native does get into the lineup, it will likely be at the expense of Alex Biega or Madison Bowey.

January 8, 2020 11:16 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Slow going in AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski has produced only three points (all assists) through 11 games for AHL Grand Rapids this season.

It's important for Cholowski, whom the Red Wings selected 20th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to start playing confidently in the minors. Detroit doesn't have all of its blueliners healthy, but then again, Cholo has been at the lower level for close to a month as a clear sign that the Original Six franchise wants the B.C. native to get as much playing time as possible.

December 11, 2019 03:48 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Heads down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Wings assigned Cholowski to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Cholowski has suited up in 18 straight games with the big club, recording four points, 25 shots on net and a minus-15 rating. The Red Wings also assigned Dylan McIlrath to Grand Rapids, but they'll likely need to recall one or both of them if Danny DeKeyser (undisclosed) is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Jets.

December 8, 2019 08:04 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Powers up again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski delivered a power-play assist Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Penguins.

While his even-strength production is unremarkable, Cholowski thrives on the man advantage. In fact, a little over 58 percent of his career points have taken place on a Detroit power play. It's important to remember that the B.C. native is only 21 years and still figuring out how to shine on hockey's biggest stage.

November 13, 2019 08:24 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Scores overtime winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski scored the game-winning goal and added four shots and two blocks in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.

The 21-year-old led the Red Wings with 27:14 of playing time and ended the game with a snap shot from the high slot two minutes into overtime. It was the second goal of the year for Cholowski, and his first in the last nine games. The sophomore defenseman has six points and is minus-10 through 17 games.

November 9, 2019 08:08 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Garners assist in rare victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski set up a power-play goal Friday in a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

The Red Wings introduced Robby Fabbri following his trade from the Blues, and Cholowski set the table for Fabbri's second man-advantage goal to cap off the 2014 first-round pick's brilliant debut. It's been a rough start for the young defenseman, but maybe this gets him off the schneid.

October 22, 2019 11:40 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Returns to lineup with PPG
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski (undisclosed) scored a power-play goal on his lone shot and had two PIM in a 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old defenseman missed Friday's game against the Oilers but returned to the lineup Tuesday after a one-game absence. His goal with the man advantage midway through the second period staked the Red Wings to a 2-0 lead and was his first goal of the season. Cholowski has four points through eight games in 2019-20.

October 22, 2019 07:16 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Playing against Canucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's game against the Canucks.

The 21-year-old blueliner shook of his mystery injury and will slot in on the third pairing next to Trevor Daley. Despite the limited minutes, the 2016 first-round pick has showcased his scoring touch with three assists over the last six games.

October 22, 2019 12:28 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with Vancouver, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

If Cholowski's able to go, he'll likely bounce Madison Bowey from the lineup. The 21-year-old blueliner has enjoyed a solid start to the season, notching three assists in seven games while manning a spot on Detroit's third pairing and top power-play unit.

October 19, 2019 11:04 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Late scratch Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski (undisclosed) did not play Friday versus the Oilers due to being a "little banged up," Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cholowski was a late scratch Friday, replaced by veteran Trevor Daley in the lineup. It doesn't sound like a serious issue, so he could be ready to return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday versus the Canucks.

October 7, 2019 12:36 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Helps out on Mantha's career night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski generated a power-play assist on the first of four goals to Anthony Mantha in Sunday's 4-3 home win over the Stars.

Cholowski could see an uptick in playing time since veteran blueliners Trevor Daley (lower body) and Jonathan Ericsson (undisclosed) are already banged up. Cholowski has merely averaged 16:34 of ice time through two games, though he saw a whopping 8:14 on the No. 1 power play against the Stars, thereby making him an attractive dart toss in select DFS formats.

October 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Wins roster spot after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski has officially claimed a spot on the Opening Night roster for the Red Wings.

It initially appeared that Cholowski would start the season with AHL Grand Rapids to get his confidence level up away from the pressure-cooker environment of the NHL, but Niklas Kronwall's retirement created a vacancy on the blue line. Cholowski tacked on seven goals and nine assists -- including nine power-play points as a rookie -- but he couldn't quite hold it together at the top level for a sustained period of time, appearing in just 52 contests with Detroit. Nonetheless, his projected power-play role combined with being a relative unknown makes him a intriguing budget play in select DFS formats.

May 13, 2019 09:24 PM
Red Wings' Dennis Cholowski: Trending in wrong direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cholowski is projected to start the 2019-20 campaign with AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Detroit's 20th overall selection from the 2016 Draft defied the odds by cracking the Opening Night roster this season, but his confidence in the defensive zone ultimately wavered and the Wings figure to start next year with the more seasoned Madison Bowey on the back end. Still, Cholowski's future remains bright, as he was trusted with a power-play role at the top level and finished with seven goals and nine assists through 52 NHL games.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20DET36268-2610100
2018-19DET527916-2040110
Total8891524-4650210
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20DET36513.919:1379795.856.536003
2018-19DET52719.918:151219126.9511.0716008
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/197
Birthdate:
2/15/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Langley, BC
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
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