A day earlier, Yzerman Yzerman used the No. 8 overall pick to select C Marco Kasper, who was clearly excited to be selected by the Red Wings.
“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.”
Steve Yzerman wraps up Red Wings 2022 NHL Draft class
On Saturday, Steve Yzerman did not have to wait too long to add a couple more players to the mix as he selected LW Dylan James (No. 40 overall) and LW Dmitri Buchelnikov (No. 52 overall) in the second round.
Here are the remainder of the players the Red Wings selected in rounds 4-7 (they did not have a third-round pick because they traded it)
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
Following the conclusion of the draft, Yzerman spoke to reporters and he admitted that there were a couple more things he would have liked to do.
“Without elaborating, there was one or two more things I was hoping to accomplish which we weren't able to do, but overall, we are all excited. We just finished the draft and hopefully, some of these kids turn into players.” Yzerman told reporters
Here is the full interview with Steve Yzerman:
Nation, which of the players that Steve Yzerman selected on Day 2 of the 2022 NHL Draft are you most excited about?