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:
2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Entry Draft is upon us. The first round starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (NBCSN)Rounds 2-7 will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. (NHL Network)UPDATE: The New York Rangers have selected Canadian forward Alexis Lafrenière at 1st overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Follow live draft updates here:
2020 NHL Draft Lottery phase 1: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery will be held in phases starting with the First Phase on Friday, June 26. How the draft lottery will goIt will consist of three drawings and include the seven teams whose season ended and eight placeholder positions. The eight potential losing teams from the qualifiers will be represented in the First Phase of the draft lottery as unassigned picks. 1 pickOttawa Senators (.437) -- 13.5 percentOttawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks, .450) -- 11.5 percentLos Angeles Kings (.457) -- 9.5 percentAnaheim Ducks (.472) -- 8.5 percentNew Jersey Devils (.493) -- 7.5 percentBuffalo Sabres (.493) -- 6.5 percentQualifier Team A -- 6.0 percentQualifier Team B -- 5.0 percentQualifier Team C -- 3.5 percentQualifier Team D -- 3.0 percentQualifier Team E -- 2.5 percentQualifier Team F -- 2.0 percentQualifier Team G -- 1.5 percentQualifier Team H -- 1.0 percentTop prospectsWinger Alexis Lafreniere, out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), is expected to go first overall. Follow updates from the First Phase lottery drawing here:
Hockey is back! Why isn't Larkin captain??
Are they worried that Larkin would not be able to handle the pressure of being the captain of a losing team? I think Red Wings fans deserve to have two things: A captain, and No. I digress, and I repeat: Dylan Larkin is the Red Wings' captain without a C on his sweater. Send me your ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DaveBartkoBTW -- Crosby, Ovechkin on 31 Thoughts podcastSidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin both spoke with Elliotte Friendman for his "31 Thoughts" podcast this week. I know he's still a controversial subject for Red Wings fans (never forget '09), but I respect him.
2019 NHL Draft is this week: Where Red Wings pick
The 2019 NHL Draft is this Friday and Saturday in Vancouver. ET (NHL Network, SN)Where Red Wings pickThis is Steve Yzerman's first draft as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings -- still feels weird to write this. "There is an exciting group of young players, young prospects and a lot of draft picks. I say this every year, and every year I am flooded with NHL mock draft stupidity: Make it stop please! Read back: Here's who the Red Wings picked in the 2018 NHL DraftBy the way: Earlier this spring I did an extensive (exhaustive) progress report on the 2018 Detroit draft picks -- read back here if you have not already.