Detroit Red Wings: Swedish Hockey League providing mini-prospect camp

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The Detroit Red Wings are getting a mini-training camp for their prospects over in the Swedish Hockey League with their prospects overseas.

As the Detroit Red Wings continue through the offseason, some of their players/prospects are back on the ice and back in action overseas. The Swedish Hockey League (SHL) is now home to ten of the Red Wings players who have signed or are playing out their amateur years.

The organization is almost getting a chance to see some of their players in a “mini-training camp” as these players take on one another in the 2020-21 SHL season. With the uncertainty around a 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season, the Red Wings loaned some of their AHL talents overseas.

For example, Joe Veleno is playing for the Malmö Redhawks after being loaned overseas. While the SHL season is just getting underway, it has led to some of the Red Wings prospects already turning heads, like Jonatan Berggren, who has been off to a hot start.

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The ten prospects currently in the SHL are:

  1. Jonatan Berggren (F)- Skellefteå AIK
  2. Mathias Bromé (F)- Örebro HK
  3. Albin Grewe (F)- Djurgårdens IF
  4. Albert Johansson (D)- Färjestad BK
  5. Theodor Niederbach (F)- Frölunda HC
  6. Lucas Raymond (F)- Frölunda HC
  7. Moritz Seider (D)- Rögle BK
  8. Malte Setkov (D)- Malmö Redhawks
  9. Elmer Söderblom (F)- Frölunda HC
  10. Joe Veleno (F)- Malmö Redhawks

The Red Wings have not been on the ice since March, but these prospects are getting back in action and continuing on with their development paths.

While the Red Wings have some other players in leagues like the Finnish Liiga or the Czech leagues, the SHL draws the most eyes.

The Red Wings have seen some of their players get off to hot starts as mentioned above; Berggren is looking mighty good, while Seider also seems to have settled in with Rögle BK as one of their defenders.

It seems that Red Wings General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman has been able to trust in the SHL, and he placed his prospects here for a few different reasons. A good concentration of the ten are Swedish born players who are getting to stay in their home country and be on the ice once again.

Also, Yzerman must like the development track that these players can follow while playing in the SHL; there must be a degree of trust that is there, ensuring that the prospects are getting better as time goes on.

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While fans are waiting on the Detroit Red Wings to get back on the ice, keep an eye on the SHL as the organization’s future talent is on display in a “mini-training camp” for fans.