Denver goalie Larsson done after freshman season, signs with Red Wings

By USCHO Staff -April 15, 20191 Comment

Filip Larsson pitched four shutouts – three in the postseason – for Denver during the 2018-19 season (photo: Candace Horgan).

Denver freshman goalie Filip Larsson has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings, forgoing his last three years of NCAA eligibility.
The contract is set to begin with the 2019-20 season.

Larsson went 13-6-3 with a 1.95 GAA and a .932 save percentage with four shutouts for the Pioneers.

The Red Wings’ sixth round selection (167th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft shined for the Pioneers in the postseason, starting in six of Denver’s seven games with a 4-2-0 record, 1.12 GAA, .962 save percentage and three shutouts.

Larsson was twice named NCHC Goalie of the Week, tabbed NCHC Goalie of the Month for December, selected for the NCHC All-Rookie Team, was a finalist for NCHC Goalie of the Year and was a co-recipient of the Pioneers’ Bill Masterton Award for Team MVP.