Detroit Red Wings: Do not forget about Swedish forward Mathias Bromé

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Do not forget about Detroit Red Wings forward Mathias Bromé, who was signed this offseason.

The Detroit Red Wings made a minute move to sign forward Mathias Bromé, a Swedish player who has been in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) for the past four seasons. He is currently on loan over in Sweden for Örebro HK, where he played his 2019-20 season as well.

Bromé is a 26-year old forward who could bring some playmaking ability to the table. So far, on loan in 2020-21, Bromé has produced four goals and 16 assists for 20 points over 23 total games.

In 2019-20, Bromé played in 52 games where he produced 17 goals and 26 assists for a total of 43 points. He also notched eight games for the Swedish national team, where he scored one goal and added four assists for five points.

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The way Bromé plays, he could easily be a playmaker who feeds talents around him. The Red Wings signed Bromé to a one-year $925,0000 contract, which leaves him eligible for arbitration after this 2020-21 season.

He is currently not slated to be on the roster according to CapFriendly’s predictions, but that could change.

With light at the end of the 2020-21 season tunnel finally coming into view, the Red Wings have some decisions to make.A quick training camp means Bromé is going to stay overseas with Sweden.

However, if the Red Wings are going to bring a taxi squad with them, maybe they consider Bromé?

The likelihood of calling Bromé over to North America for the taxi squad is low, but he should not be forgotten. Burying him overseas after signing him does not seem worth it since he is a 26-year old and it’s worth seeing if Bromé is worth it.

The start of the American Hockey League (AHL) being delayed has led to prospects’ futures being in limbo, but Bromé still deserves a chance to prove himself. When the AHL does start its 2020-21 season up, he needs to be brought to North America to see what he can bring to the table.

The next biggest thing for Bromé is going to be seeing if he can adjust to North American hockey and produce. But nonetheless, there is no reason to forget about Bromé; he really could wind up being a productive member of the Red Wings organization.

Looking at the Detroit Red Wings roster, he may not get bumped to the top-six group of forwards, but he could add some sneaky playmaking to the bottom of the Red Wings lineup. If he’s a third line playmaker mixed with some checking forwards, it could make for an interesting future for Bromé with the Red Wings.

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So fans who might have forgotten about Mathias Bromé; don’t. He could be given a shot with the Detroit Red Wings 2020-21 season, or at least the Grand Rapids Griffins.