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.