Red Wings intrigued by draft pick Alex Cotton’s offensive spike
Alex Cotton experienced a rare offensive surge for a defenseman between his first and second season of major junior hockey. That made him an intriguing prospect for the Detroit Red Wings to select in the fifth round of this year’s draft. Now, Cotton is determined to show he can continue to produce points for Lethbridge when the Western Hockey League season begins on Jan. 8. He said the Red Wings were the first team that talked to him during the season and they kept in touch throughout the year. I’m going to focus on getting better throughout the year and after that hopefully can join the Red Wings organization.”More: Jeff Blashill breaks down Red Wings’ new additions, othersmlive.com
View: Detroit Red Wings 2020 NHL Entry Draft picks
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Here are the 2020 NHL Entry Draft picks by the Detroit Red Wings:Detroit GM Steve Yzerman was able to add picks through in-draft trades -- he also traded for a future pick:Read more: Red Wings' Kris Draper drafts his son, Kienan Draper, in 7th roundView: 2020 NHL Entry Draft first round selectionsRead back: Here’s who Red Wings selected in 2019 NHL DraftSign up for my Red Wings newsletterSign up here for the latest news on the team and from around the league, and some jokes (good ones).
Red Wings select goaltender Jan Bednar in fourth round, Kienan Draper in seventh
The Detroit Red Wings added two players in the fourth round of the NHL draft Wednesday, including a goaltender. Prior to that, the Red Wings took right wing Sam Stange at No. The Red Wings took defenseman Kyle Aucoin (5-10. Detroit used its pick at 187 in the seventh round to take Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper, the Red Wings' director of amateur scouting and a long-time player and front-office executive for the club. After selecting Draper, the Red Wings dealt their seventh-round pick in 2021 to the St. Louis Blues for the 203rd pick this year.mlive.com