Gustav Nyquist has eight goals and 17 points in 14 AHL games.
Nyquist also shined at the AHL level last season, but the fact that he's actually improved even with locked-out NHLers in the minors is a great sign. "He produces points consistently, year in and year out," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "He plays hard. He's got high hockey IQ. The team we've got in Grand Rapids, it's a young league, but we have a real young team. Looking at the guys who make it go, it's guys in early 20s, and Gus is one of those guys." There's a good chance he'll join the Red Wings if the strike ends in time to save the 2012-13 campaign.