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As the Detroit Red Wings continue to make picks Wednesday in the 2020 NHL draft, here’s where you can find highlights for each selection:
The 18-year-old winger from Sweden was taken fourth overall. Raymond plays for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey league and earned praise from analysts for his playmaking, hockey IQ and shooting ability. However, there are concerns about the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder’s size and strength on the puck.
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– Video from Wolf Hockey YouTube channel
This slightly longer video highlights, along with his scoring, Raymond’s skating ability in all areas and his passing skills.
– BigWhite06 YouTube channel
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Wallinder, an 18-year-old defenseman, was the Wings’ first second-round selection, (32nd overall). The towering Swede stands 6-4, weighs 190 pounds and is likely to fill that frame out even more, analysts say. His strengths include his agility and puck-carrying at his size while there are concerns about his strength and ability to finish plays on offense.
– Prospect Film Room YouTube channel
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This video breaks down some of his recent growth and future potential.
– Draft Dynasty YouTube channel
The third Swede taken with Wings’ three picks so far, Niederbach is an 18-year-old center checking in at 5-11, 170 pounds. Scouts like his ability to read the ice and sense pressure on offense as well as his physicality and intelligence in off-the-puck defense. He plays for Frolunda’s junior team.
This video is an analysis of Niederbach’s fit at the next level, since highlights seem to be rare.
– The Hockey Guy YouTube channel
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Cross Hanas (pick No. 55)
Hanas was taken as the Wings’ third pick of the second round. He is a 6-foot, 170-pound left wing from Texas who played with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Hanas earns high marks for his quick feet and creative hands when he handles the puck. He’s more of a scorer than facilitator but has shown flashes in his playmaking.
– WHL YouTube channel
Donovan Sebrango (pick No. 63)
Sebrango, a Canadian defenseman with an eye for offense, was the first pick of the third round after racking up 30 goals in the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20. The 18-year-old is regarded as a good passer and even better skater who plays with a physical edge. However, Sebrango (6-1, 190) must improve his decision-making and shot accuracy.
– OHL YouTube channel
He’s also turned some heads for dropping the gloves in a Canadian Hockey League top prospects game.
– SPORTSNET YouTube channel
Eemil Viro (pick No. 70 pick)
The Wings went with another defender Wednesday: 6-foot 170-pound Eemil Viro. Viro, 18, is from Finland, where he spent much of 2019-20 playing for TPS in the Liiga, the country’s top league. He impresses with his stick use, passing and skating, but has to put on quite a bit more size and needs to work on his positioning.
– TheHockeyEdits YouTube channel
Sam Stange (pick No. 97)
The 6-foot, 200-pound right winger will compete for the University of Wisconsin after playing for Sioux Falls in the United States Hockey League. Stange, 19, is a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
– @JustusCleveland Twitter account
While Sam Stange hockey highlights aren’t apparent on YouTube, a Sam Stange high school baseball highlight is out there. Just look at that lefty swing.
Jan Bednar (pick No. 107)
Bednar, selected with the Wings’ second pick of the fourth round, just turned 18 at the end of the summer and competed against men this past season in the top Czech league. A 6-4, 196-pound Czech goalie, Bednar is said to move well in the crease and has great anticipation and athleticism. He struggled against higher competition last season and must improve the use of his blocker.
– P 11Petr YouTube channel
Alex Cotton (pick No. 132)
With their lone fifth-round selection, the Wings tabbed 19-year-old defenseman Alex Cotton. Cotton, 6-2 and 175 pounds, competed in the Western Hockey League last season and is from British Columbia.
– WHL YouTube channel
Kyle Aucoin (pick No. 156)
We’re still looking for footage of Aucoin’s skills, but below is a scouting report from Twitter user @TheDraftAnalyst, a popular NHL draft account. Aucoin, son of longtime NHL player Adrian Aucoin, is a defender lauded for his quick feet and active stick. The 18-year-old defenseman was not leaned on heavily for his offensive game in his role with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm.
Kienan Draper (pick No. 187)
Few highlights are available for the son of former Red Wing Kris Draper, but Kienan Draper is an 18-year-old right winger standing 6-1 and weighing 181 pounds.
Chase Bradley (pick No. 203)
The Wings’ 12th and final pick of the draft was Bradley, a 5-11, 180-pound wing playing in the USHL for Sioux Falls.
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