Red Wings’ pick Kyle Aucoin aims to follow in NHL father’s footsteps
If Kyle Aucoin needs any inspiration for the long and difficult process of reaching the NHL that awaits him as a sixth-round pick, he can glean it from his dad. Adrian Aucoin was a fifth-round pick selected 117th overall in 1992 and ended up playing 1,108 NHL games over 17 seasons. Kyle, selected 156th overall by the Detroit Red Wings this year, aims to one day reach hockey’s highest level. If Aucoin makes it to the NHL several years from now, it will be in large part because of his skating. I think that was the best of both worlds with a great hockey program and a great education.”More: Red Wings’ top 2019 pick Moritz Seider decides on World Juniorsmlive.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