Red Wings in 2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Draft got started Tuesday night with the first round. The Detroit Red Wings selected Swedish forward Lucas Raymond at 4th overall, then Swedish defenseman William Wallinder at 32nd overall. Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft -- he started with 10 picks but added another in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, and then another in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. He did trade away the 125th pick for a future pick:Read more: Red Wings' Kris Draper drafts his son, Kienan Draper, in 7th roundFull first-round draft order:Sign up here for the latest news on the team and from around the league, and some jokes (good ones). Follow live draft updates here:
NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. From suburban Montreal, he was the first to earn both Canadian Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP honors in consecutive seasons since Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby in 2004 and ’05. The Los Angeles Kings then selected Ontario Hockey League center Quinton Byfield with the second pick. It was an NHL draft like no other, the first one held in October, with teams selecting remotely from their home cities. “It’s pretty crazy and surreal,” said Sanderson, the son of former NHL forward Geoff Sanderson, and the first American and defenseman selected.
2020 NHL draft this week: Red Wings have 4th overall pick
Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft:That’s 10 draft picks altogether for the Red Wings this year. Mock drafts have Red Wings picking forwardYzerman is going to pick the best player available. That likely means the Red Wings will select a forward at 4th overall, barring any crazy trades. I fully expect the Red Wings to be extremely busy in free agency. Here are some of the names attached to the Red Wings right now:Goalie of the Vancouver Canucks -- With Jimmy Howard moving on, the Red Wings need another goalie.
Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft
1 pick in the NHL draft while also coming off an appearance in the expanded 24-team playoffs. The Rangers only made the playoffs because the NHL expanded the format to 24, rather than 16 teams. 1 pick is going to be a very good hockey player, there’s no question, maybe even a great player, hopefully. “To be maybe having the chance to play with him, it would be an honor,” Lafreniere said. General managers are bracing for a hectic weekend with numerous teams having to shed payroll this offseason with the NHL salary cap staying at $81.5 million.
Red Wings, prospects will experience NHL draft unlike any other
This year’s draft, originally scheduled for June 26-27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, will be unlike any other, held virtually. “We’re pretty well-organized and prepared to go for Tuesday evening,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said. “And even going to the draft, just being there with my teammates, that would have been super cool. “Going to miss going up on the stage and getting that full draft experience. Would have been exciting and a good experience.”As for draft night, Byfield said, “The waiting, nerves and excitement has carried on a little bit more.mlive.com