Just three months removed from watching the Grand Rapids Griffins win a Calder Cup Championship without him on the ice, Brent Raedeke has signed a two-year deal with the DEL’s Iserlohn Roosters.
Raedeke, who had spent most of the last three years as a member of the Griffins, watched from the sidelines last season as the Griffins made their way to their first Calder Cup in team history. In the two seasons prior, Raedeke had suited up in 131 games and registered 19 goals and 15 assists, but saw himself lose his spot — however briefly — with the Griffins last season.
Only suiting up in 38 games with the Red Wings top affiliate in 2012-13, it became clear that Raedeke’s role on the Griffins had diminished. With only nine points last year, it seems the change of scenery might just be what the 23-year-old forward needs.
A member of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Edmonton Oil Kings while in the WHL, Raedeke signed an entry level deal with the Wings in 2008 after being passed over in the draft.