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Red Wings sign David Pope to entry-level contract

By @MichaelCaples –

The Detroit Red Wings have locked up one of their recent draft picks and college hockey standouts.

David Pope, fresh off a senior season at Nebraska-Omaha in which he recorded 41 points in 35 games, has signed an entry-level contract with Detroit, the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

The contract is a two-year deal.

Pope led the Mavericks in goals (20), points, power-play goals (12) and shots on goal (123).

The 6-foot-3 forward was named to the NCHC First All-Star Team as well as the NCHC All-Academic Team.

Pope, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, recorded a total of 94 points and 41 penalty minutes in 133 games with the Mavericks.

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