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.