Detroit Red Wings prospect to watch #1: Amadeus Lombardi
The Detroit Red Wings selected forward Amadeus Lombardi with their fourth-round pick from the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. He’s had a quicker rise through the Red Wings organization. He picked up some real steam in 2022-23 and had quite the season with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Lombardi has a ton of offensive upside, and he showed it last season. He has good speed and plenty of offensive skills that shine when working in transition and into the offensive zone. It helped him be a real producer as part of the Firebirds offense last season.
Lombardi played in 67 games last season, where he scored 45 goals and added 57 assists for an astounding 102-point campaign. He made a case as to why he might be a diamond in the rough as a fourth-round forward who could have upside down the line as an offensive asset to the Red Wings.
He showed the ability to score, showed the ability to make plays happen, and overall flashed a lot to like. He ended up earning an entry-level contract with the Red Wings and made his debut at the AHL level. He played in two games and added an assist.
As Lombardi heads to camp in Traverse City, the Red Wings faithful should be looking forward to seeing his offensive prowess take over. There should be hope for him to show off his abilities in the offensive zone in the Prospect Tournament. He’s someone to keep an eye on this month.