Former Jr. King Callahan recalled by Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings today recalled former Los Angeles Jr. King Mitch Callahan from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

He's expected to make his NHL debut tomorrow night (Tuesday) against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Callahan, 22, ranks among the Griffins’ leaders with 25 goals (second); 40 points (third); a plus-21 rating (first); 51 penalty minutes (fifth); six power-play goals (tied for second); two shorthanded goals (first); and 185 shots on goal (first).

The forward from Whittier has skated in 185 games with Grand Rapids since 2011-12, recording 69 points (42 goals) and 247 penalty minutes.

Originally selected in the sixth round (180th overall) by Detroit in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Callahan helped the Griffins to a Calder Cup championship in 2012-13, notching 20 points (11 goals) in 71 regular-season games and 11 points (six goals) in 24 postseason contests.

Prior to turning professional, the 6-foot, 195-pounder appeared in 204 Western Hockey League games with the Kelowna Rockets from 2008-11, tallying 128 points (57 goals) and 440 penalty minutes.

He was also a member of the 2009 Kelowna squad that captured the WHL’s Ed Chynoweth Cup.

TEXEIRA HONORED: Former Jr. King Keoni Texeira (Fontana) was named the Portland Winterhawks' Rookie of the Year after tallying 16 points (two goals) in 65 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League club.