Former UMaine star Gustav Nyquist had assists on all three Detroit Red Wings goals in a pre-season game versus Chicago over the weekend. But, will he start the NHL season with the Wings or is it back to the AHL to start the year?

Nyquist spent most of last year with the Red Wings AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. He did play in a few Detroit games, including the playoffs, but the Wings are deep and talented. Nyquist's spot is not guaranteed.

Former Black Bear Jimmy Howard is, though. He will be the #1 goalie again for the Wings.

Other former UMaine players in the news....defenseman Will O'Neill was sent to Winnipeg's AHL team, Philadelphia Flyer defenseman Matt Mangene was sent to their AHl team.

Another former Bears, captain Brian Flynn - he was involved in a big time fight over the weekend with Toronto...check this out....