The 5 Most Underrated Detroit Red Wings in 2015-2016

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Apr 11, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco (26) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 2-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

#3: Tomas Jurco

Tomas Jurco first made a name for himself with his dazzling YouTube videos displaying his amazing stick/puck-handling skills. After being Detroit’s first draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, fans in Hockeytown have been waiting to see Tomas bring his slick skills to the NHL.

It’s important to remember that Tomas Jurco is only 22 years old and has only played in 99 regular-season games for the Red Wings since being called up to the club late in the 2013-2014 season. His first career NHL goal came in December of 2013 and it was a beauty that gave fans a glimpse of what Jurco could do with the puck.

Tomas has spent a lot of his time in Detroit being juggled around the bottom-six, and he never quite found his game or role under former head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock seemed to prefer using Jurco as hard-checking grinder on the fourth line or simply being a healthy scratch. Look for Tomas to continue to develop his NHL game and possibly find a resurgence under his new/former coach Jeff Blashill.

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