Red Wings prospects Donovan Sebrango, Eemil Viro compete for gold at World Juniors
Donovan Sebrango and Eemil Viro will be teammates this season for the Grand Rapids Griffins. But on Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings defense prospects will be competing against each other for the gold medal at the World Junior Championship. Canada, with Sebrango, will face Finland, with Viro, Saturday for the gold medal (8 p.m., NHL Network). Czechia scored twice in the third to cut the deficit to 4-2 before Joshua Roy scored with 5:34 remaining to seal the victory. Red Wings prospects Simon Edvinsson, William Walliner and Theodor Niederbach play for Sweden.mlive.com
Red Wings prospect Eemil Viro ready for World Juniors, Grand Rapids
Detroit Red Wings defense prospect Eemil Viro isn’t sure what to expect playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in his first season in North America, but he is ready for it. “(The Red Wings) said to get ready in battles, to get ready to come and play here,” Viro said. I’m really looking forward to that.”Before that, Viro, 20, will represent Finland at the World Junior Championship, which starts today in Edmonton. The Red Wings’ sixth selection in 2020 (70th overall in the third round) will participate in his first NHL training camp next month and possibly play in some preseason games before being assigned to the Griffins. Getting the pucks to the net and maybe creating more on the offensive.”More:Carter Mazur rides momentum into World JuniorsTrio of Red Wings prospects look to lift Sweden at WJCmlive.com
Red Wings have seven prospects at World Junior Championship
The Detroit Red Wings will have seven prospects competing in the World Junior Championship, including five for Sweden. He had two goals and two assists in seven games last year on Sweden’s bronze medal-winning team. Raymond is playing for Frolunda in Sweden’s highest men’s league, where he has five goals and seven assists in 21 games. His transition to Frolunda’s men’s team has been difficult (no points in seven games). Gustav Berglund, a 2019 sixth-round selection (177th overall), plays for Vasteras in Allsvenskan (two assists in 16 games), Sweden’s second division.mlive.com
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(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).