Red Wings Gain Size in ’14 Draft

Here’s the complete breakdown of the Detroit Red Wings’ moves in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft:

 

Round 1 (15th overall) – Dylan Larkin

  • Age: 17 (7/30/1996)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Center
  • Size: 6’1″ – 190lbs
  • Native of: Waterford, MI, USA
  • Last season’s stats: 31G, 25A – 56P in 60GP

 

The Red Wings traded their 76th overall pick in the 3rd round, and a 3rd round pick next year, to the Columbus Blue Jackets to move up to the 63rd overall pick this year.

 

Round 3 (63rd overall) – Dominic Turgeon

  • Age: 18 (2/25/1996)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Center
  • Size: 6’2″ – 196lbs
  • Native of: Cherry Hills Village, CO, USA
  • Last season’s stats: 10G, 21A – 31P in 65GP

 

Round 4 (106th overall) – Christoffer Ehn

  • Age: 18 (4/5/1996)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Center/Left Wing
  • Size: 6’3″ – 181lbs
  • Native of: Skara, SWE
  • Last season’s stats: (Between J18 Elit, J18 Allsvenskan and SuperElit): 12G, 17A – 29P in 60GP

 

Round 5 (136th overall) – Thomas (Chase) Perry

  • Age: 18 (2/8/1996)
  • Catches: Left
  • Position: Goaltender
  • Size: 6’2″ – 176lbs
  • Native of: Andover, MN, USA
  • Last season’s stats: 35GP, .905 SP, 2.34 GAA

 

Round 6 (166th overall) – Julius Vahatalo

  • Age: 19 (3/23/1995)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Forward (LW)
  • Size: 6’5″ – 192lbs
  • Native of: Vahto, FIN
  • Last season’s stats: 18G, 21A – 39P in 33GP

 

Round 7 (196th overall) – Axel Holmstrom (No relation to Tomas Holmstrom)

  • Age: 18 (6/29/1996)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Center
  • Size: 6’0″ – 196lbs
  • Native of: Sweden
  • Last season’s stats: 15G, 23A – 38P in 33GP

 

Round 7 (201st overall) – Alexander Kadeykin

  • Age: 20 (10/4/1993)
  • Shoots: Left
  • Position: Center
  • Size: 6’5″ – 216lbs
  • Native of: Elektrostal, RUS
  • Last season’s stats: 8G, 15A – 23P in 54GP

 

Surprising to see the lack of defensive prospects after the organization made the note that they wanted to bolster their blue line this offseason. An all-around decent draft for the team. See you all for free agency!

-Nathan Webb

7 thoughts on “Red Wings Gain Size in ’14 Draft”

  1. Actually we have a logjam at defense at the prospect level. Yes, the wings need a defensemen. That need is going to be better addressed via trade or FA though. Drafting defense is just going to give us more blueliners that aren’t ready for the NHL.

  2. I’m in agreeing with Rick Favor I looked at our prospects roster last night and our defensemen list is big and we didn’t have that many centers at all

  3. I’m happy with the Wings’ draft this year. I really like our first round pick, I think that they made the right decision by keeping the pick and drafting Larkin, as Holland and the management hit a home run with Mantha last year so I don’t really think it was necessary to try and make the pick more than it was, as I have seen some people complain. Personally I’m hoping they land Boyle/Myers/Yandle in FA or through a trade because the team does desperately need that extra defenseman to help solidify the playoff run next year. Fingers crossed that we don’t sign another Stephen Weiss…

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