Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dylan Larkin poses with team officials after being selected as the number fifteen overall pick to the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings Select Dylan Larkin In The First Round Of The 2014 NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings held onto the fifteenth pick to select Dylan Larkin out of the U.S. National Team Development Program.

Detroit needed a big center to help fill the prospect pool and they found one in Dylan Larkin.

Larkin is a strong two-way player, who has speed to burn and a scoring touch to go along with it.

He has committed to play for the University of Michigan next year and will be in Ann Arbor with Red Berenson for at least three years before making the jump to play professionally.

The Detroit Red Wings seem to like players coming out of the NCAA and seven players on their roster played at least a few years in the NCAA.

Dylan Larkin is from Waterford, Michigan and joins Justin Abdelkader, Luke Glendening, and Danny DeKeyser as another homegrown player in the Wings’ system.

Red Berenson will make sure Larkin will be ready to make the jump to the NHL in a few years and the Detroit Red Wings will be waiting patiently.

If you want a more in-depth analysis read our draft preview on him.

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