5 Detroit Red Wings Prospects who could make it to the NHL in 2022

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Jared McIsaac-LD

Age: 21

Draft: 2018, Round 2, #36 Overall

2021 Team: Grand Rapids (AHL)

2021 Stats:

GP: 15

G: 0

A: 3

PTS: 3

PM: 4

+/-: -7

Jared McIsaac is playing in the second year of his three-year entry-level contract. Shoulder injuries have delayed McIsaac’s development and he continues to try and play catch-up as he has only played just over 50 games during the last three years.

McIsaac needs to stay healthy so that he can avoid being surpassed by other defensemen in the Detroit organization.  If McIsaac stays healthy, he should push for a spot on the Red Wings blueline in 2022 or 2023.

Elmer Soderblom-LW

Age: 20

Draft: 2019, Round 6, #159 Overall

2021 Team: Frolunda HC (SHL)

2021 Stats:

GP: 21

G: 9

A: 3

PTS: 12

PM: 4

+/-: +1

Elmer Soderblom is unsigned with the Red Wings.  Soderblom continues to have an excellent season playing in the SHL.  Since being drafted by Detroit, Soderblom has played three years developing in the Frolunda organization.

Expect Soderblom to sign his entry-level contract next summer.  Next year, Soderblom will be given a chance to play in either Detroit or Grand Rapids (AHL).

William Wallinder-LD

Age: 19

Draft: 2020, Round 2, #32 Overall

2021 Team: Rogle BK (SHL)

2021 Stats:

GP: 18

G: 3

A: 6

PTS: 9

PM: 0

+/-: +5

William Wallinder is unsigned with the Red Wings.  This year, Wallinder has split his time between the SHL and the J20 Nationell.  In junior, Wallinder has played seven games and has earned one goal and four points with a +8 rating.  Wallinder has also played six games for the Swedish Junior National team collecting three assists.

Wallinder should be selected to play for Sweden in the World Junior Tournament in December.  Since being drafted by Detroit, Wallinder has spent two years developing in Sweden.  Next year, Wallinder is expected to sign his entry-level contract with Detroit and possibly make the move to play in North America.