Report: Red Wings sign second homegrown Hobey Baker winner in Andy Miele

Andy Miele skating at Joe Louis Arena as a member of the Miami RedHawks. (Photo by Dave Reginek/DRW)


Andy Miele was the 2011 recepient of the Hobey Baker award. (Photo from the MiHockey archives)

By @MichaelCaples –

Earlier today, the Red Wings signed Northville native Kevin Porter to start their free-agent signing period.

According to reports, they’ve added another Michigan native and a fellow Hobey Baker winner in Andy Miele.

Miele, a 26-year-old native of Grosse Pointe Woods, has signed with Detroit, according to Scott Norton of Norton Sports Management.

The Grosse Pointe Woods native won the 2011 Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 2011 during his senior season with the Miami RedHawks; Miele led the nation in scoring with 71 points in just 39 games.

Since moving onto the professional ranks, Miele has appeared in 15 games with the Coyotes, after the club signed him as an undrafted free agent out of college. He has spent the majority of his time in the AHL with the Portland Pirates; last season he recorded 72 points in 70 games and was named to the AHL’s Second Team.