Red Wings claim Dmytro Timashov off waivers from Toronto


By @MichaelCaples –

In the midst of the NHL Trade Deadline Day, the Red Wings checked out the waiver wire, and made a claim.

Detroit has acquired forward Dmytro Timashov off waivers from Toronto, per Pierre LeBrun and others.

A 2015 fifth-round pick, Timashov reportedly had requested a trade from the Maple Leafs.

In 39 games with the Leafs this season as a rookie, he has recorded nine points. Last year, with the Toronto Marlies, Timashov posted 49 points in 72 games, and 10 points in 13 playoff games.

A native of the Ukraine and product of the Swedish hockey system, the 5-foot-10 forward has this description in his bio on EliteProspects:

“An agile winger with very good puckhandling skills; his explosiveness opens up space for himself and teammates, giving him the ability to create dangerous chances at top speed. All-in-all, a dangerous player who will wow audiences with his speed and creativity.”