Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman confirms two additional players won’t return next season

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up a busy draft day by sharing the news that next year’s version of the team will look far different than 2019-20.

In addition to defenseman Madison Bowey not receiving a qualifying offer, GM Steve Yzerman said that the same goes for forwards Brendan Perlini and Cristoffer Ehn.

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Ehn, a Swedish native, was originally selected in the fourth round (No. 106) of the 2014 NHL Draft by Detroit, and has played in 114 total NHL games, registering five goals and eight assists.

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Perlini was originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes 12th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, and later played for the Chicago Blackhawks before being dealt to Detroit last October. He finished the 2019-20 season with one goal and three assists in 39 games.

Both players will now become unrestricted free agents.

Detroit Red Wings select Lucas Raymond with 4th pick of 2020 NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings have their man.

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With the 4th overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, the Red Wings selected right-wing forward Lucas Raymond.

The Swedish winger has drawn comparisons to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner, and is described as “mobile, explosive, quick winger with speed and excellent puck control. Smart, effective in traffic, creates scoring chances with quick moves and hard work” by NHL Central Scouting.

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Welcome to Detroit, Lucas!

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Red Wings select LW Cross Hanas with 55th Overall Draft Pick in 2020

The Detroit Red Wings have made their latest Draft selection, opting for Portland Winterhawks LW Cross Hanas with the 55th overall pick:

At 6’1 and 167 lbs, Hanas hails from Highland Village, TX and is ranked the No. 58 overall prospect by Elite Prospects.

Last season with the Winterhawks, he scored 22 goals and 27 assists in 60 games with a +20 plus/minus rating.

His scouting report:

“He’s such a gifted, creative puck-handler. He doesn’t instinctually look pass, but finds the trailer, cross-slot opportunities, and players behind the net. Hanas keeps his feet moving off the puck and isn’t shy about going to battle on offensive zone puck retrievals. He also uses a dangerous lane-altering spin-pass that should have success at higher levels.”

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