Detroit Red Wings lose defenseman in NHL Expansion Mock Draft

On Wednesday night, the Detroit Red Wings will lose a player from their roster as the Seattle Kraken as the NHL will hold the Expansion Draft for their newest franchise.

Here is a look at the players the Red Wings left unprotected for Wednesday's expansion draft.

  • Riley Barber (F)
  • Kyle Criscuolo (F)
  • Turner Elson (F)
  • Valtteri Filppula (F)
  • Sam Gagner (F)
  • Luke Glendening (F)
  • Darren Helm (F)
  • Taro Hirose (F)
  • Vladislav Namestnikov (F)
  • Frans Nielsen (F)
  • Bobby Ryan (F)
  • Evgeny Svechnikov (F)
  • Dominic Turgeon (F)
  • Hayden Verbeek (F)
  • Alex Biega (D)
  • Dennis Cholowski (D)
  • Danny DeKeyser (D)
  • Christian Djoos (D)
  • Joe Hicketts (D)
  • Dylan McIlrath (D)
  • Marc Staal (D)
  • Troy Stecher (D)
  • Jonathan Bernier (G)
  • Kevin Boyle (G)
  • Kaden Fulcher (G)
  • Calvin Pickard (G)

According to a recent Expansion Mock Draft published in the Athletic, the Kraken will poach D Troy Stecher from the Red Wings.

Here is The Atheltic's rationale for the Kraken taking Stecher.

Troy Stecher, D: There were two options from the Red Wings: Troy Stecher or Vladislav Namestnikov. It came down to positional preference and the fact Stecher was a right shot, a player type that was a bit scarce among the players available. The Red Wings didn’t have many great options, but Stecher has shown flashes of being something more and has strong puck-moving ability. He has the potential to play a top-four role and has some experience in that regard relative to other options.

Nation, which player do you think the Red Wings will lose?