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CHRISTIAN DJOOS CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS BY DETROIT RED WINGS

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CHRISTIAN DJOOS CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS BY DETROIT RED WINGS

The Detroit Red Wings have claimed defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.

Christian Djoos, 26, saw time with three clubs during the 2019-20 campaign, combining for three points (1-2-3) in 11 games between Anaheim and Washington, and registering 32 points (5-27-32) in 42 American Hockey League games with the Hershey Bears. A former seventh-round pick (195th overall) of the Capitals in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Djoos spent five seasons in North America in Washington’s system prior to being traded to the Ducks on Feb. 24, 2020. In 119 games between the Capitals and Ducks, Djoos has logged 27 points (5-22-27) and 14 penalty minutes. As a rookie in 2017-18, Djoos posted a career-best 14 points (3-11-14) in 63 games with Washington, and was a regular during their postseason run, adding one assist and four penalty minutes in 22 games to help the franchise win its first Stanley Cup championship.

A 6-foot, 180-pound defenseman, Djoos has also skated in 173 career AHL games, all with Hershey, totaling 113 points (26-87-113), a plus-24 rating and 56 penalty minutes between 2014-20, including a career-best 58 points (13-45-58) in 66 games during the 2016-17 campaign to rank third among all AHL defensemen in scoring. Prior to coming to North America, Djoos competed in 145 Swedish Hockey League games with Brynas IF, recording 38 points (8-30-38) and 64 penalty minutes from 2011-15. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has also collected several medals while playing international for his country, including a silver medal at the 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships and a silver at the 2012 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. Djoos is the son of Per Djoos, who played 26 games with the Red Wings in the 1990-91 campaign.

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