The Detroit Red Wings have drafted 33 players over the last three NHL Entry Drafts. Next month, General Manager Steve Yzerman will add 12 more picks to the stable of prospects. Although many of these players are several years away from ever playing in Detroit, many are getting closer to achieving their dream of playing in the NHL.
Goalie draft pick Keith Petruzzelli would be on this list, however, he may opt to go back to college or he may elect to go the free agent route if unsigned by Detroit by August 15 of this year.
Here is a look at the Top 10 players who are closest to playing in Detroit.
2019 Round 1, #6 Overall
2021 Team: Rogle (SHL)
Steve Yzerman may have found a gem in the 2019 draft. Moritz Seider has played professionally in three different leagues and appears ready for full time duty in the NHL. He recently played for Germany in the World Championships in Latvia where he was awarded the Top Defenseman in the tournament. He was also named Top Defenseman in the SHL this year and seems like a lock to play for Detroit this fall.