Detroit Red Wings: What Fans Need To Know For the 2019 NHL Draft

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The names in the preceding slides are not the only players the Detroit Red Wings are going to consider based off of mock drafts and player rankings, and it seems to be the most likely. Here are some honorable mentions that could sneak up into Yzerman’s top six on the draft board depending on his motives.

Peyton Krebs, 18, FWD, Kootenay Ice (WHL)

Another forward who is projected as a top ten pick on most mock drafts and rankings is Peyton Krebs. The left-winger and center stands five-foot-eleven and is a left-handed shot who’s primary tool is his offensive abilities. Krebs had sixty-eight points through sixty-four games. He excels in the defensive zone as well, but his impressive ability to read plays pays off in the offensive zone.  He lacks a sturdy stick when fighting for the puck in dirty areas, but he is not afraid to go into these areas and try. Krebs could easily make a jump on draft boards; however, sixth could be too early.

Matthew Boldy, 18, LW, USNTDP

Matthew Boldy is another start-studded USNTDP product that also finds himself in the top rankings, and a consistent top ten pick in mock drafts. It is a possibility that Boldy sneaks up the draft board to a team, down to sixth may be too far, but nothing is for sure. Boldy stands six-foot-two with a left-handed shot. With the U18 US National Team, Boldy managed eighty-one points through sixty-four games. The excitement around Boldy that makes him a top pick is his ability to handle the puck and use his size as an advantage in the offensive zone.

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Philip Broberg, 17, D, Skellefteå AIK (SHL)

The Detroit Red Wings have been rumored to target a defenseman (Byram) at sixth overall; things have changed making Byram look like a better option for picks four and five. Philip Broberg is the second best defenseman in this draft class, if the Red Wings stick with the defenseman plan, Broberg would be the best option. The left-handed shot stands six-foot-three and spent this season across the Atlantic playing in the Swedish league. The main difference between Broberg and Byram is that Broberg may not always execute the play; the vision and hockey sense is there; however, the play is not always made.

Arthur Kaliyev, 17, LW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

At one point, there was a strong indication that Kaliyev could be on draft boards as high as pick number five. The kid is good, but there’s a factor that developed late that dropped him on the draft boards. Standing six-foot-two, the left-handed shooting Kaliyev scored 102 total points through sixty-seven games. His ability to find ways to score is incredible; he has a great shot and goes a great job to get to open space with or without the puck. The issue with Kaliyev is that some have said he can be lazy and has developed a slight attitude problem. He is still a top-tier player and will still go high in the draft.