Top 15 Ranked Red Wings Prospects at the Christmas Break

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Jonatan Berggren #52 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Jonatan Berggren #52 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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#13- Robert Mastrosimone- C/LW

Age: 20

Draft: 2019 round 2 #54 overall

Current Team: Boston Univ. (NCAA)

Status: Unsigned (Must be signed by June 2023)

Robert Mastrosimone continues to be a productive forward in the NCAA.  Now in his 3rd season at Boston, Mastrosimone has played 67 career games.  This year, Mastrosimone has played 18 games and has recorded five goals and 12 points with a +2 rating.  Detroit will probably remain patient with Mastrosimone and let him graduate in 2023 before signing him to an entry-level contract.

#14- Pasquale Zito-W/C

Age: 18

Draft: 2021 round 6 #166 overall

Current Team: Windsor (OHL)

Status: Unsigned (Must be signed by June 2023)

Paquale Zito was a bit of a wild card selection in the 2021 draft.  Zito did not play in 2020 due to his league sitting out the entire year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year, Zito has been excellent offensively picking up nine goals and 18 points in 23 games.  If Zito continues to develop, Detroit will likely offer him an entry-level contract before his signing deadline of June 2023.

#15- Shai Buium-LD

Age: 18

Draft: 2021 round 2 #36 overall

Current Team: Univ. of Denver (NCAA)

Status: Unsigned (Must be signed by June 2025)

Shai Buium is currently a freshman and is playing solid minutes on a very good team in Denver.  In 16 games, Buium has scored one goal and nine points with a +10 rating.  Buium will likely play two more years at Denver before signing a contract with Detroit.  Next year, Buium should also receive serious consideration to represent USA at the WJC-20 in Russia.