No Hughes brother for Wings, who will pick sixth in the draft
Possible picks for the Red Wings are, from left, Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge, WHL), Kirby Dach, (Saskatoon, WHL), Alex Turcotte (NTDP) and defenseman Bo Byram (Vancouver, WHL).
The Red Wings will once again have the sixth pick in the NHL draft this year.
The order of the first 15 picks for the draft, which will be held on June 21-22 in Vancouver, was revealed in the NHL draft lottery telecast live on the NBC Sports Network Tuesday night.
With the sixth overall pick last year, Detroit took right wing Filip Zadina in last year’s NHL draft in Dallas.
The big winners Tuesday night were the New Jersey Devils, who won the No. 1 pick – which will likely be National Team Development Program center Jack Hughes. In the 2017 draft, the Devils took Nico Hischier with the first overall pick.
The New York Rangers will pick second, and the Chicago Blackhawks will pick third. They moved all the way up from having the 12th worst record in the NHL this past season.
Players likely available to the Red Wings include centers Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge, WHL), Kirby Dach, (Saskatoon, WHL), Alex Turcotte (NTDP) and Trevor Zegras (NTDP); winger Matthew Boldy (NTDP), and defensemen Bo Byram (Vancouver, WHL) and Philip Broberg (AIK 2, Sweden).
Here is the complete order from the draft lottery:
1. New Jersey
4. Colorado (from Ottawa)
5. Los Angeles