5 of the Best NHL Draft Steals by the Detroit Red Wings

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Mar 9, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14) tries to block the puck passed by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jordan Oesterle (82) in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Gustav Nyquist 121st overall in 2008 draft

If you want to find a recent steal that the Detroit Red Wings have found in the draft Gustav Nyquist would be one. The young rising star was taken by the Red Wings in the 2008 draft 121st overall. Sticking with the theme of European players everyone else seemed to pass over Nyquist spent time in Sweden before spending two seasons at the University of Maine.

Since he came to the NHL the Swede has spent time between the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Detroit Red Wings. It wasn’t until the 2013-14 season that Nyquist found a full-time playing spot on the Red Wings, since then he has been a scoring star for the team. This past season he saw one of his best scoring seasons collecting 54 points on 27 goals and 27 assists in 82 games this season.

He also had this amazing goal this season which is up for play of the year on TSN.com

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