Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings Select: Marc McNulty and Hampus Melen

Detroit Red Wings Draft Recap: Round Six and Round Seven.

With the 169th pick in the NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Marc McNulty.

Detroit is stockpiling big, mean defensemen and McNulty fits the bill at 6′ 6″. He plays for the Prince George Cougars of the WHL, which is the most physical CHL league.

He was drafted for his size, but at only 185 pounds he needs to add some weight to his frame.

With their final pick in the NHL Draft (199th), the Detroit Red Wings selected Hampus Melen.

Melen is more than likely another Hakan Andersson flyer. At 6’2″ Melen has the frame to be a NHL player, but he desperately needs to add weight because at 165 pounds his body will not hold up to the punishment.

Melen could be another late round gem for the Red Wings if he can grow into his body.

The 2013 NHL Draft is now over and we will have to wait a few years to see how these players develop.

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