Red Wings pry Cholowski from St. Cloud State after freshman season

9 Jan 16:  Dennis Cholowski (St. Cloud - 27). The St. Cloud State University Huskies host the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in a NCHC matchup at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, MN. (Jim Rosvold)
Dennis Cholowski rang up 12 points in 36 games from the St. Cloud blue line in 2016-17 (photo: Jim Rosvold).

The Detroit Red Wings announced Wednesday that they have signed St. Cloud State freshman defenseman Dennis Cholowski to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Cholowski posted one goal and 12 points in 36 games last season for the Huskies.

Last June, Cholowski was chosen by the Red Wings with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft.