Detroit Red Wings
RedWingsSeasonTickets.com Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Wings prepare for Day 2 on draft floor

Detroit will make six picks in final five rounds on Saturday

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 10:09 AM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
X
Share with your Friends


Wings prepare for Day 2 on draft floor

On Friday, Dylan Larkin became the first Michigan-born player ever selected by the Red Wings in the first round of the NHL draft. (Photo by Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA – It was back to the draft table for the Red Wings’ brass late Friday night.

After the team made Dylan Larkin just the second Michigan-born Red Wings’ first-round draftee, the amateur scouting staff was preparing for the final six rounds of the draft at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

The Red Wings will select six more prospects beginning with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round. They also have picks at No. 106 (fourth round), No. 136 (fifth), No. 166 (sixth) and Nos. 196 and 201 (seventh).

Detroit doesn’t own a pick in the second round, though they would like to acquire one in a trade, if possible.

“We’re going to target some guys,” said Tyler Wright, the Wings’ director of amateur scouting. “We still think we’re going to get some pretty good players, it’s kind of wide open now with the first round done. It’s a little bit of a volatile draft, to say, but we’ll see if we can get back into the second (round), get back into play that might still be an option but we’ll see.”

However, if the Wings can’t move up on the draft board, they will remain focused on acquiring young prospects that either are the best available or to fill organizational need.

“I’m a firm believer that you have your list, you push guys up on your list that you want to get, whether it’s a defenseman, a centerman, a goaltender,” Wright said. “We know we have a need for a right-handed shot D, stuff like that. Is it an area that we can address? It could be but we’re not going to do it for the sake of it.”

There are only three right-handed shooting defensemen in the Wings’ system – Ryan Sproul, Alexey Marchenko and Nick Jensen.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80