Mock Draft: Who Will the Detroit Red Wings take at #6?

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Nate’s First Five

1. Buffalo – Owen Power
2. Seattle – William Eklund
3. Anaheim – Matthew Beniers
4. New Jersey – Simon Edvinsson
5. Columbus – Kent Johnson

Who will Yzerman take at #6?

I labored over this one because I still think there is a chance he takes Jesper Wallstedt. But with him having the 22nd overall pick, I could see him waiting to take care of that later–if he even goes goalie at all. I don’t think Eklund will be available simply because he can play center or wing while having the season he did in the SHL. That is appealing to teams and I think he goes higher to a team like Seattle, who would see him in the lineup quickly.

That leaves Mason McTavish for Yzerman after both Edvinsson and Johnson are selected fourth and fifth respectively. McTavish has been steadily climbing the board and his time in the Swiss League gives him some professional experience to build on. Being a versatile forward, the ability to play center or wing seals the deal.

The Detroit Red Wings select forward Mason McTavish with the sixth pick.