DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Kaden Fulcher to a three-year entry-level contract.
Fulcher attended both the Red Wings’ summer development camp and training camp as a free agent invitee prior to earning his first NHL contract. The 19-year-old netminder appeared in 43 games for the Ontario Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs during the 2016-17 season and posted a 19-17-3 record, 3.21 goals-against average, 0.891 save percentage and two shutouts. Fulcher has played in four games for the Bulldogs during the 2017-18 season, posting a 2-1-1 record alongside a 1.92 goals-against average (ranking fourth in the OHL) and a 0.935 save percentage (sixth in the OHL). He is currently a teammate of Reilly Webb, who was a sixth-round draft choice (164th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
A 6-foot-3, 182-pound goaltender from Brigden, Ontario, Fulcher has appeared in 64 OHL games with Hamilton and the Sarnia Sting since the 2015-16 campaign, owning a 27-28-8 record, 3.39 goals-against average, 0.890 save percentage and four shutouts. Prior to his major junior career, Fulcher spent two seasons at The Hill Academy (2014-16), a sports school in Vaughn, Ontario, and one season with the Lambton Junior Sting in Ontario’s midget minor ranks (2013-14).
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