Detroit Red Wings: World Junior Summer Showcase Preview and How to Watch

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 05: Luke Kunin /

The Detroit Red Wings will be well represented at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan.

Seven Red Wings prospects will take to the ice in the upcoming World Junior Summer Showcase. The event will help the four countries participating in deciding which players will be selected for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Buffalo.

The United States, Canada, Sweden, and Finland will be the four participating countries in the showcase. It was the U.S. that claimed the 2017 World Junior title at the beginning of the year and will look to win the tournament on home soil in 2018.

(Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
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Red Wings Connections

Here are the seven Red Wings prospects that were selected to the attend the event.

United States 

Keith Petruzzelli (G)-2017 Third Round Pick


Dennis Cholowski (D)-2016 First Round Pick

Givani Smith (F)-2016 Second Round Pick

Michael Rasmussen (F)-2017 First-Round Pick


Filip Larsson (G)-2016 Sixth Round Pick

Gustav Lindstrom (D)-2017 Second Round Pick


Kasper Kotkansalo (D)-2017 Third Round Pick

This promises to be an exciting set of games as there are multiple first round selections from the 2016 and 2017 drafts who will be looking to impress. Additionally, some of the top prospects for the 2018 draft will be on hand including Rasmus Dahlin.

Cholowski will have a very talented group of defensemen to train and play with. There is five other first round picks among Canda’s defensive selections, including the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft Cale Makar.

Rasmussen will be a player to be on the lookout for as he was just added to the roster this week. He dealt with a wrist injury earlier this season which sidelined him, so it will be interesting to see what kind of form he is in at the moment.

It will be a strong group of goaltenders for the American as Petruzzelli will have Jake Oettinger and Joseph Woll along side him on the roster.

The two new defensive prospects for the Wings, Kotkansalo and Lindstrom, should be two players to keep an eye on as well.


July 29 

USA White vs. Finland (1:00 p.m.)

USA Blue vs. Sweden (4:00 p.m.)

July 30

USA Blue vs. Finland (1:00 p.m.)

USA White vs. Sweden (4:00 p.m.)

Aug 1

Canada Red vs. USA White (4:00 p.m.)

Canada White vs. USA Blue (7:00 p.m.)

Aug 2

USA vs. Sweden (4:00 p.m.)

Aug 4

Finland vs. USA (4:00 p.m.)

Aug 5

USA vs. Canada (7:00 p.m.)

How to Watch

Games played through Aug.1 can be watched on HockeyTV. The last three games of the event will be broadcasted by the NHL Network.