The Detroit Red Wings have the sixth and 22nd picks in the NHL Draft and as many have already written about, this draft is anything but certain after the first choice. While Owen Power has seemingly been the unanimous choice on many mock drafts, it really varies beyond that. Matthew Beniers, William Eklund, Luke Hughes, Jesper Wallstedt and even Mason McTavish are many of the names sprinkled through the top six–albeit in different orders.
We’re going to try our hand as a staff at first determining the top five selections, and then each giving our reason for why Yzerman would take who he does at #6. We’re also going to look at some other factors that could come into play during the draft. We will be doing a full mock draft in the coming weeks.
As a staff, we unanimously all had Owen Power going first to Buffalo, a safe choice for the Sabres as they embark on what might be a franchise altering offseason seeing many stars leave via trade like Jack Eichel.
From there, as you’ll see, there are some that sync up and some that don’t. But the interesting part is that all three of us have the Red Wings taking a different player at six.