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67 Taro Hirose LW

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%0%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
257-12612:33

Player Updates

February 11, 2020 01:36 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Returns to Grand Rapids
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Detroit assigned Hirose to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Hirose has put up seven points and posted a minus-12 rating across 26 appearances with the Red Wings this season. In the minors, the winger has fared better to the tune of 19 points in 22 games.

February 5, 2020 11:16 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose was promoted from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Hirose has recorded two goals, five assists and 16 shots in 23 games this year while averaging 12:17 of ice time. The winger will likely have to beat out Justin Abdelkader or Givani Smith for a spot in the lineup against Buffalo on Thursday.

December 4, 2019 03:12 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Dispatched to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Wings demoted Hirose to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.

Hirose's spot among the lines had become fleeting of late, with him drawing into just one of the last three games. With reinforcements potentially on the way, Hirose will make the trek to Grand Rapids and will presumably see the first AHL action of his career after making the jump straight from college to the NHL in 2018-19.

November 17, 2019 02:20 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Deposits first goal of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose scored a goal and blocked two shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

Hirose needed 18 games to find twine for the first time this season. He now has six points and a minus-8 rating. All five of his assists this year have come with a man advantage. The 23-year-old had seven points in 10 contests last year after joining the Red Wings from Michigan State, but he's struggled to find the same scoring touch in 2019-20.

November 12, 2019 11:40 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Afforded more time at top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose, who missed the past two games as a healthy scratch, isn't in danger of being sent to AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

We assume it would be a different story if Detroit had all of its forwards healthy. Neither Justin Abdelkader (undisclosed) nor Luke Glendening (wrist) will be back anytime soon, so Hirose will evidently stick around -- at least as a spare for the time being. The rookie has produced five points (all assists) through 17 games this season.

October 27, 2019 09:44 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: No exception to team struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill wants Hirose to create more space for himself, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. "He's a really smart player, but it takes time to learn some tricks of the trade, so he's got to learn ways to free himself up, whether it's on board battles, ways to buy a little space and use his smarts all over the ice," Blashill said. "As a result, hopefully he'll have the puck a little bit more."

Hirose has registered only eight shots through the first 11 games. The heady rookie has collected three assists, with all of those helpers taking place on the man advantage, but that represents his entire point total on the young season. While Blashill continues to praise Hirose for his high Hockey IQ, there's a lot of pressure on the 23-year-old to think his way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it's an uphill battle for Hirose, whose ice time is down by nearly two minutes compared to his output from the 2018-19 campaign.

October 7, 2019 12:20 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Grabs first point of new season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose dialed in a power-play assist Sunday in a 4-3 home win over the Stars.

Anthony Mantha scored all four goals for Detroit, and the rookie Hirose benefited from some man-advantage time with the burgeoning forward. This counts as the shifty winger's first point of the young season after a single blocked shot was all he could muster in Saturday's road-opening victory over the Predators. We fully expect Hirose to drive through plenty of peaks and valleys as he gets used to the fast-paced nature of the NHL, but he has plenty of offensive potential.

October 2, 2019 10:12 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Starting new campaign in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose will start the season with the Red Wings as opposed to AHL Grand Rapids.

This isn't the least bit surprising after the Michigan State product bagged a goal and six helpers over a 10-game span with Detroit last year. His offensive chops were evident during the preseason as well, as he tacked on a goal and five helpers while logging more ice time (103:33) than any other Red Wing. Hirose qualifies as a sleeper in deep fantasy leagues since he'll be situated on the second line with No.1 power-play duties.

September 5, 2019 03:12 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Preparing for Prospects Tourney
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose (hamstring) will compete in the NHL Prospects Tournament, which commences Friday, and he remains a favorite to claim a spot on the Opening Night roster for the 2019-20 campaign, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Hirose sustained a hamstring injury early in the offseason, but the issue proved to be minor. The Michigan State product -- who registered a goal and six assists over a 10-game span with the Wings last season -- reportedly could vie for a second-line role, though we suspect there's a lot riding on how well he performs in the upcoming tournament.

June 27, 2019 03:32 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Returns to ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose (hamstring) skated Thursday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

Hirose's hamstring injury was never believed to be overly serious, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see that he was able to resume skating Thursday. It remains to be seen if the Michigan State University product will participate in Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, but either way, this injury shouldn't have any effect on his stock heading into this year's fantasy drafts.

June 26, 2019 09:48 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Return to ice imminent?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, could resume skating Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Red Wings fans are itching to see more from Hirose after he stacked a goal with six helpers over his first 10 NHL games as part of the 2018-19 campaign. Barring an unforeseen setback, Hirose's hamstring injury should not affect his draft status in any type of fantasy league this fall.

June 25, 2019 04:36 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Considered day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The specific nature of Hirose's injury remains a mystery, but his day-to-day tag suggests that it's likely not overly serious. The Michigan State University product is considered a favorite to make Detroit's Opening Night roster this season, making him a prime sleeper candidate in this year's fantasy drafts.

April 30, 2019 05:08 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Favorite to break camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose is likely to make the Opening Night roster for the 2019-20 campaign, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This prediction comes from St. James in one of her mailbag reports, where she routinely fields questions from Detroit fans. She opines that Hirose has a leg up on the competition, with the winger having dropped jaws as a free-agent signee from Michigan State University, adding a goal and six assists -- including a power-play helper -- through his first 10 NHL contests. In general, NHL scouts and GMs are paying more attention to smaller, faster players these days, and Hirose fits the bill as a shifty trailblazer listed at 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds.

April 10, 2019 04:52 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Amazing first impression
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose ended up finishing his debut campaign in the NHL with a goal and six assists through 10 contests.

The prospect from Michigan State University hit the scoresheet in seven of those 10 contests, and Hirose averaged just a minute of ice time on the power play to boot. His rate of production is probably not sustainable, at least at the top level, but he's surfaced at a good time with the Red Wings -- a franchise that has historically relied on a band of veteran stalwarts -- being in the midst of an unfamiliar rebuild. Hirose will be a restricted free agent when his entry-level contract expires in the summer of 2020.

March 31, 2019 10:44 PM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Deposits first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Bruins.

Hirose has burst onto the scene with a goal and five helpers in his first seven NHL games. He added two blocked shots Sunday. College free agents can be a difficult group to pin down for production expectations, but the Red Wings have to be happy with the early returns for this Michigan State product.

March 27, 2019 11:19 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Continues point streak with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose posted an assist for the fourth straight game in Monday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.

Hirose has exactly one assist in each of his four NHL games since signing out of Michigan State on March 12. The Calgary native is in a position to succeed, skating on the second line with Andreas Athanasiou and Luke Glendening, both of whom are in the midst of their own breakout seasons.

March 27, 2019 11:22 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Turning heads in NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose has assists in three straight games to start his NHL career.

The 22-year-old prospect, who jumped to the NHL directly from Michigan State University, is off to a great start. Detroit has returned the favor by icing him on the power play, though all of his points have been of the 5-on-5 variety thus far. Consider deploying Hirose as a deep sleeper down the stretch; not much attention is on this Wings team that won't be making the playoffs.

March 27, 2019 11:21 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: To make NHL debut next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose will need to log a few practices before making his NHL debut at some point next week, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

The Red Wings signed Hirose, a college prospect from Michigan State, as well as revered Princeton product Ryan Kuffner to two-year, entry-level contracts Tuesday. Detroit has a rich history of grooming local talent, and Hirose -- who produced 116 points (33 goals, 83 assists) over 106 NCAA contests -- will be among a throng of young forwards getting a head start at auditioning for a spot on the Opening Night roster for the 2019-20 campaign.

March 27, 2019 11:20 AM
Red Wings' Taro Hirose: Signs deal with Red Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hirose signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the Red Wings on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Hirose was a college free agent despite leading the NCAA with 50 points for Michigan St. His small stature -- 5-foot-10, 161 pounds -- will make it difficult for him to succeed at the NHL level, but a look at the league-best Lightning roster shows that elite talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Much like Tampa Bay did, the Red Wings will be hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with this undersized signing.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20DET26257-1200005
2018-19DET1016700110
Total3631114-1200115
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20DET26219.512:3341764.720.006003
2018-19DET10156.715:181949.050.102001
Total36368.313:1861173:460:068004
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/162
Birthdate:
6/30/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Calgary, AB
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
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