DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Givani Smith #48 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during a pre season game at Little Caesars Arena on September 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT — Red Wings prospect Givani Smith thinks he belongs in NHL this season.
Smith was Detroit's second round pick in 2016, and spent his first pro season with Grand Rapids last year. It was an up-and-down season, with what Smith called a slow start.
The 21-year-old says he has talked with Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman.
"He mentioned he likes my style of play," Smith said after coaching kids at Red Wings youth camp.
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