Detroit Red Wings 1st round pick Lucas Raymond snipes 1st goal since being drafted (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings fans are certainly going to like this kid.

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Swedish forward Lucas Raymond was drafted by Detroit with the 4th overall selection in the 2020 NHL Draft on Tuesday, adding to their rich heritage of Swedish players donning the Winged Wheel.

He’s since scored his first goal for Frölunda HC since being selected by Detroit, and it was an absolute snipe:

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We can’t wait to see more of this when he’s eventually with the Red Wings!

Red Wings, Steve Yzerman earn high marks for 2020 Draft Class

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up a busy 2nd day of the 2020 NHL Draft by bringing aboard several young players that GM Steve Yzerman and Co. envision being a big part of the future fo the franchise.

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And we in the Motor City weren’t the only ones to notice.

Several analysts gave the Red Wings high marks for their 12 selections, which were tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for highest number of picks. Kicking things off was the selection of Swedish forward Lucas Raymond with the 4th overall pick.

Take a look below at some examples:

J.D. Burke of Elite Prospects (EP Rinkside): A
“The Detroit Red Wings made two of my least favourite picks in the draft,” Burke wrote, “and they still walk away with one of the best grades of any team to leave the last two day’s festivities. That’s what pick volume can do for a team.”

Chris Peters of ESPN: B
“In total, the Red Wings drafted seven players off my top 100 and got one of my intriguing late-rounders to watch in Alex Cotton, an all-offense defenseman who had 20 goals in the WHL last season,” Peters writes. “Detroit has a lot more work to do, but this was a pretty good haul for the Red Wings.”

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