Red Wings land one of the fastest-rising forwards in NHL Mock Draft 3.0

With the No. 15 pick, the Detroit Red Wings are in a remarkable position to land one of the draft’s fastest-rising players, and that was the case in Mock Draft 3.0.
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NHL Mock Draft 3.0 for the Detroit Red Wings via FC Hockey’s Mock Draft Simulator saw a fast-rising forward fall to me at No. 15. And getting into the mind of general manager Steve Yzerman, I decided to roll with the free-faller in not just the first round, but another one fell to me in Round 2. 

Overall, this one was my most exciting mock draft to date, given the influx of talent in the first two rounds that I managed to scoop up, plus a variety of safe and potential-based picks later. And it’s not like Mock Draft 1.0 and Mock Draft 2.0 were that bad, as they also contained exciting talent, yet nothing near what I snagged in this particular exercise.

So, who were the free-fallers at picks No. 15 and 47, and why would they make excellent additions to the Red Wings system?

15th Overall: Beckett Sennecke, RW/Oshawa Generals

As I said, the Red Wings landed a fast riser in this 2024 Mock Draft Simulation, and it’s to the point that Beckett Sennecke could even find himself going sooner than 15th overall. But I figured that, in the role of Steve Yzerman, I’d stop his freefall here. 

Overall, Sennecke’s size (6’2, 181 lbs), his productivity, and his complete game make him an ideal pick for the Red Wings. He enjoyed a pair of remarkable seasons in the OHL, with 55 points and 20 goals throughout the 2022-23 regular season before that number increased to 27 goals and 68 points this year. 

Give Sennecke another season or two in the OHL and keep letting him work wonders for Team Canada until the 2026-27 season. In a scenario like this, he would go to Grand Rapids at that point, with his frame close to filling out and his overall game fine-tuned for the most part.