This could be considered a bit of a swan song for departing general manager Ken Holland.
Of course, Holland isn't retiring and instead decided to undertake the impossible task of rescuing the Edmonton Oilers franchise from despair, but his final draft as Red Wings general manager could end up being one heck of a parting performance and gift to the organization he spent decades helping win championships.
He and his staff had 10 picks to make in 2018, and they did not disappoint. With a bit of luck in the first round, Holland walked away with Filip Zadina at 6th overall after he was expected to go as high as 3rd overall. Then the Red Wings grabbed Joe Veleno, who some had going in the top 15, at 30th overall.
But it was some of the deeper picks that got Detroit a "full marks" draft rating by critics.
I've put together a detailed look at how each of those 10 players has been progressing this past year -- enjoy the read here.