Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings Select: Mattias Janmark-Nylen, David Pope, And Mitchell Wheaton


Detroit Red Wings Draft Recap: Round Three – Round Five.

With the 79th pick in the NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Mattias Janmark-Nylen.

Mattias is a 20 year old, 6’1″ 190 pound centerman from Sweden.  He currently plays for AIK  of the Swedish Elitserien. He has a ton of skill and smarts, but he will not be the fastest player on the ice.

This selection has all the markings of a Hakan Andersson choice.

With the 109th pick, in the NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected David Pope.

Pope is a 6’2″ 190 pound left winger who played for West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL last season. Next season, 2013-14, he is heading to the USHL to play for the Waterloo Black Hawks and after that he will be heading to the NCAA to play for the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

David Pope is a low risk prospect who was forth on the team in scoring despite missing 14 games.

He will take a while to develop and the Wings are willing to wait.

With the 139th pick, in the NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Mitchell Wheaton.

Wheaton is a huge defenseman at 6’5″ 230 pounds and he uses his size to his advantage. He will not put up many points, but he plays with a mean streak and could develop into a solid defensive defenseman.

 

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