Tracking Red Wings prospects at 2021 World Juniors
(Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)Here’s a look at how the seven Detroit Red Wings prospects participating in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships are performing. Here’s how they’re doing:🇸🇪 Team Sweden -- five Red Wings prospects:🇫🇮 Team Finland -- one Red Wings prospect:🇨🇿 Team Czech Republic -- one Red Wings prospect:The international U-20 tournament got underway Christmas Day. Only the top four teams in each group will proceed from the preliminary round to play in the single-game elimination playoff round. The United States is competing in Group B with Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Austria. View: Detroit Red Wings 2020 NHL Entry Draft picksFollow updates here:
Watch Red Wings prospect Lucas Raymond WJC highlights here
Raymond, who was selected 4th overall by the Detroit Red Wings at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, is representing Sweden. The 18-year-old right wing is one of seven Red Wings prospects competing in this tournament. Raymond highlights:This pass by Lucas Raymond. pic.twitter.com/zeQy1E5zn3 — IcehockeyGifs (@IcehockeyG) December 26, 2020Albert Johansson and Lucas Raymond with a give-and-go, a potential view of the future in Detroit. Tracking Red Wings prospects at WJC:🇸🇪 Team Sweden -- five Red Wings prospects:🇫🇮 Team Finland -- one Red Wings prospect:🇨🇿 Team Czech Republic -- one Red Wings prospect:The international U-20 tournament got underway Christmas Day.
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
Jan Bednar joins list of goalies eying future with Red Wings
The Red Wings have Jonathan Bernier, 32, and Thomas Greiss, 34, as stopgaps. He spent the majority of the season with Sokolov in the second division (24 games, 3.26 GAA, .873 save percentage). He is on loan to Almtuna in Sweden’s second-highest league (2.99 GAA, .900 save percentage in three games). Fulcher will fill the Red Wings' goalie exposure requirement for the 2021 Seattle expansion draft. The Red Wings signed him to a two-year entry-level contract in April.mlive.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