Red Wings news roundup includes lottery results, Seider not going to the Worlds, and more

Check out where the Detroit Red Wings will pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Level Draft, and more.
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Well, another year, and the same lottery luck for the Detroit Red Wings, none. In fact, for the first time since 2010, the NHL draft order will remain the same as how the teams finished the season. The San Jose Sharks have won the right to select top prospect Macklin Celebrini. The Chicago Blackhawks will pick second, and the Anaheim Ducks will select third. It's a bit of a local tie; expect to see Michigan State Spartan defenseman Artyom Levshunov chosen with one of the following two picks after Celebrini.

The 6-foot-2 defender is a two-way player with a ton of upside. He totaled nine goals and 35 points this past season for the Spartans over 38 games and finished with a plus-27 rating. The 18-year-old also amassed 44 penalty minutes.

The 2024 NHL Draft will occur on June 28th and 29th in Las Vegas. The Detroit Red Wings are slated to pick 15th overall. One of the names to monitor who could be available when the Red Wings are on the clock is Zeev Buium.

Buium is the brother of Shai Buium, who the Detroit Red Wings drafted with the 36th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NHL Entry Level Draft. The Buium brothers played together at the University of Denver this past season. Zeev became the second youngest player in NCAA Division I hockey during his freshman season. Following the season, he was named to the All-NCHC First Team and All-NCHC Rookie Team. He was also named NCHC Rookie of the Year and NCCHC Offensive Defenseman of the Year. The 18-year-old defender totaled 11 goals and 50 points this past season over 42 games.

Axel Sandin Pellikka signs an entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

The soon-to-be top defense prospect in the Detroit Red Wings system recently signed his entry-level contract. Fresh off winning the SHL Championship with Skellefteå AIK and winning the SHL's Borje Salming award for the best Swedish-born defenseman in the league, Axel Sandin Pellikka signs with the Detroit Red Wings.

The timing of the signing came as a bit of a surprise, as Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman mentioned that Sandin Pellikka is expected to play one more season in Sweden before joining the Red Wings organization in North America. At 19, the talented defenseman is young enough to have his contract slide, meaning if he plays nine games or less with the Red Wings, the first year of his ELC can be moved back a season.

Sandin Pellikka recorded ten goals and 18 points last season and added two goals and seven points in 14 playoff games.

Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider will not represent Team Germany at the World Championships

The Detroit Red Wings' top defender had planned on representing Team Germany at the Worlds and would have had a prominent role, but due to an insurance issue, the Germans will have to do without one of their brightest stars.

Seider, 23, a pending restricted free agent, has yet to miss an NHL game in his young career and is coming off a nine-goal, 42-point season.

Detroit's top defender and the German federation and player could not arrive at an insurance policy that allowed Seider to participate partly due to the fact that he's a pending RFA. Seider recently addressed the issue. “I think you gotta be smart and have some responsibility, not risk anything.  The last thing you want to do is go out of that injured when you don’t have a contract for next year.”

Oddly enough, Lucas Raymond, also a pending RFA, and Team Sweden were able to come to an insurance agreement, and the Red Wings star winger will represent his country at the Worlds.