Red Wings sign Maine defenseman Renouf, who forgoes senior season

Dan Renouf played three seasons at Maine and will not return for his senior year after signing with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Maine junior defenseman Dan Renouf to a two-year, entry-level contract, beginning with the 2016-17 season.

Renouf has also signed an amateur tryout with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, where he will report for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Renouf recently completed his junior season with the Black Bears, leading the team’s defensemen and tying for fifth overall with 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 38 games.

In three NCAA seasons, Renouf notched 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists), a plus-14 rating and 72 penalty minutes in 111 games. The Pickering, Ont., native was a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner after the 2014-15 campaign and was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team as a freshman in 2013-14.