Detroit — The Red Wings signed forward David Pope on Monday to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Pope, 23, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, spent the last four seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he totaled 94 points (45 goals, 49 assists) in 133 games.
This past season Pope led the Mavericks in goals (20), points (41), power-play goals (12) and shots on goal (123) while tying the team lead in assists (21).
A 6-foot-3, 194-pound forward, Pope will be in the mix for a roster spot with the Red Wings in September’s training camp.
Pope will be competing with fellow prospects Evgeny Svechnikov, Dominic Turgeon and possibly someone entering from this season’s draft in June for available positions among the forwards.