|Junior Team: (USHL) US National Team Development Program|
|Stats: 60 GP / 31 G / 25 A / 56 P / 56 PIM|
The 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft begins on June 27th and ends on June 28th this year and the Detroit Red Wings own the fifteenth pick in the draft.
Dylan Larkin is ranked 17th among North American players by Central Scouting and 15th by International Scouting.
Larkin is a Michigan native out of Waterford and would add to the list of local players to join the Detroit Red Wings organization.
He has committed to play for The University of Michigan next season and if the Red Wings end up drafting him, then he is at least three years away from joining the team.
Going to the NCAA will give Larkin a few years to develop his game. Michigan has a great hockey program and head coach in Red Berenson, who will make sure Larkin is ready to take the next step to a professional career.
“He’s a throwback – he gets the puck and goes with it,” head coach Red Berenson said. “He can make things happen, but the thing I like is he competes hard, and he’s like [sophomore] JT Compher – you notice him every shift.
Dylan Larkin’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|Dylans Larkin would give the Detroit Red Wings a smart playmaking center, who has the potential to be a number two center on a playoff team or a very good number three that could move up in case of an emergency.|
|A second or third line center, who is going to tally more assists than goals, but who has a nice shot to compliment his passing abilities.|