After one season with the St. Cloud State Huskies, former Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Dennis Cholowski signed an entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings. Langley Times File photo

UPDATED: Langley local scores first goal as Red Wing

Dennis Cholowski to make his NHL debut on Thursday with the Detroit Red Wings.


Langley’s Dennis Cholowski scored his first NHL goal during his debut game with the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 4.

Cholowski scored the goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of the game.

The Blue Jackets won 3-2 in overtime.

Original Story:

Langley’s Dennis Cholowski will make his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Red Wings made cuts to their roster over the weekend, but Cholowski is one of the young players who will stay and play with the Wings during the 2018-19 season.

The season begins on Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as the Wings take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Cholowski is a 20-year-old defenceman who stands six-foot-one and weighs 195 pounds.

On April 5, 2017, the Detroit Red Wings announced on Twitter that they agreed to terms with Cholowski on a three-year entry-level contract .

The Wings selected Cholowski in the first round (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to being drafted, Cholowski played one season with Minnesota’s St. Cloud State, and two seasons with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs.

In addition to signing his entry-level contract with Detroit in 2017, Cholowski agreed to an amateur tryout with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapid Griffins — the minor league affiliate for the Red Wings.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Bowen Byram named top prospect

Giants defenceman recognized as premier NHL draft pick

Langley golfer James Allenby takes Canada Life Open lead

Shot career-low round at Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Langley Thunder kick off 2019 season with high hopes

Home opener set for Wednesday, May 29 against the Burnaby Lakers.

Langley Home Expo shows off home and yard improvements

The annual event is being held in Brookswood at the George Preston Rec Centre

Kodiaks dominate spring season

Seven lopsided wins in a row for the 2018 provincial midget champions

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say boy, 11, missing for two days found safe

Dominic Mattie was last seen at 5 p.m. in the 13500-block of Gateway Drive in Surrey

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Most Read