Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Preview: Players in the Spotlight

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena on March 28, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena on March 28, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Filip Zadina

This is an extremely important year for Filip Zadina.  After two pandemic-shortened seasons, Zadina and the Red Wings are ready to move forward in the rebuild.

When Zadina was drafted, it was highly publicized that Zadina wants to make teams pay for allowing him to slide to 6th in the 2018 draft.

Zadina played parts of two seasons in the AHL playing for Grand Rapids.  Last year was his first full season in the NHL.  Although Zadina didn’t show the offensive prowess that is expected, he did improve his play without the puck.  Last year Zadina scored six goals and 19 points in 49 regular season games.

The Red Wings are hoping that this year will be a breakout year offensively for the skilled player.  Zadina will turn 22 this fall and should be an important piece of Detroit’s future.  Zadina is expected to play a middle-six role with Detroit.  He will most likely play on a line with Pius Suter and Robby Fabbri during the exhibition schedule.

Wings fans are anxious to watch Zadina continue to develop into a terrific offensive weapon for the Red Wings.

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