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

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Alex’s First Five

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

Who will Yzerman take at #6?

It’s the most basic answer, but William Eklund should be Detroit’s pick here. It just makes too much sense. Yes, Detroit needs more than a little help at center, but considering the lack of elite talent in the pipeline and the fact that they’re picking 6th overall, best player available needs to be the philosophy. Eklund has loads of skill and a very, very high ceiling. Go for talent and snag the Swede.

The Detroit Red Wings select forward William Eklund with the sixth overall pick