Red Wings Sign Goalie Prospect Carter Gylander

The Detroit Red Wings have made a move, as they have signed goaltender Carter Gylander to a two-year, entry-level contract that will begin during the 2024-25 campaign. The team also announced that Gylander will play for the Grand Rapids Griffins for the rest of the 2023-24 season on an amateur tryout contract. 

Gylander, 22, was selected by the Red Wings with the 191st overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry. The 6-foot-5 goaltender has spent each of the last four seasons with Colgate University. His best season came during the 2022-23 campaign when he posted a .914 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.46 goals-against average (GAA) in 39 games. 

In 32 games this season with Colgate, Gylander's were a bit worse, as he had a 2.93 GAA and a .901 SV%. However, he was still effective, and he has earned this ELC with the Red Wings because of it.

The Red Wings' prospect pool between the pipes has only gotten better now that Gylander has been inked to this new deal. They already have top prospect Sebastian Cossa in their system and also have Trey Augustine's signing rights.

We will need to wait and see how Gylander performs with the Red Wings organization from here. At worst, he will simply offer them more depth, which is never a bad thing when it comes to goaltending. 

photo credit: © David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports