Detroit Red Wings full 2022 NHL Draft class

    The 2022 NHL Draft is in the books for the Detroit Red Wings and they have added nine more players to their organization.

    Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman used the No. 8 overall pick to select C Marco Kasper, who was clearly excited to be coming to Hockeytown.

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    I know they are in a rebuild, but they have really good players,” Kasper said. “It's a really good franchise.”

    “I'm really excited, for sure,” Kasper continued. “There's great hockey culture there.”

    Detroit Red Wings full 2022 NHL Draft class

    Here is the Detroit Red Wings' full 2022 NHL Draft class, along with a short analysis of their first three picks via Cory Pronman of The Athletic:

    Round 1, pick No. 8: C Marco Kasper

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    Kasper was easy to spot even in SHL games because of how powerful an athlete he is. He would often be the guy to wind it up in his own end to carry the puck due to his great speed and skill. Kasper has a strong 6-foot-1 frame, isn’t afraid to attack the hard areas, and can win some battles versus men as a 17-year-old. Kasper attacks with speed and skill, and while he can pull up to make a play or use his hard shot, his direct style of play will translate to the NHL. He projects as a quality top two line center.

    Round 2, pick No. 40: LW Dylan James

    James is a very intelligent and skilled forward. He shows strong stickhandling ability to beat opponents one-on-one. He can make quick plays and is creative as a passer. James isn’t imposing physically or a burner with his skating, but he works. James doesn’t shy from physical play, can PK and can create around the net. Ideally for the NHL he gets another step in his skating to carve out a legitimate role but I can see him getting some games.

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    Round 2, pick No. 52: LW Dmitri Buchelnikov

    Buchelnikov is a very skilled forward who can make creative dekes at a high rate and with decent pace. He has a good shot and is a threat from the perimeter He skates fine but isn’t a blazer for a 5-foot-10 guy. He has a chance to make it though, due to his talent level and scoring ability.

    Here are the rest of the Red Wings' picks from the 2022 NHL Draft:

    Round 4, pick No. 105: D Anton Johansson
    Round 4, pick No. 113: C Amadeus Lombardi
    Round 4, pick No. 129: LW Maximilian Kilpinen
    Round 5, pick No. 137: D Tnias Mathurin
    Round 7, pick No. 201: C Owen Mehlenbacher
    Round 7, pick No. 212: C Brennan Ali

    Nation, what grade do you give the Detroit Red Wings NHL Draft Class of 2022?

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