The Detroit Red Wings are finishing out their 2020-21 season; with just over a handful of games left to play, they are headed towards a lottery pick chance once again. In the midst of this rebuild, this should not come as a shock to anyone.
The consensus seems to be that a defenseman will be the top overall pick in this summer’s draft. University of Michigan Wolverines fans who kept up with the hockey team this year will be no stranger to Owen Power and his talents on the ice.
Power, a Candian-born defenseman, has manned the Wolverines blueline alongside another player who already heard his name called in the NHL Entry Draft, Cam York, property of the Philadelphia Flyers. The two have been incredible and helped the Wolverines see some impressive production out of their blueliners.
The Detroit Red Wings should be jumping for joy if they are able to land that top selection and be able to draft Owen Power. The thought is that Power is the safest and best talent in the draft, leaving him to be a top draft choice this year.
The Detroit Red Wings would be incredibly lucky to snag Michigan Wolverines defenseman Owen Power.
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The Ontario product played his last few seasons with the Chicago Steel of the USHL before beginning his career with the Michigan Wolverines.
It is likely a short-lived career as he is expected to be the top draft choice in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.
Power is 18 years old and stands 6-foot-5, weighing in at 214 pounds. He is a left-handed shooting defenseman who has been able to find some production while still playing a good two-way game.
This past season with the Wolverines, Power logged 26 games overall, where he had three goals and 13 assists for 16 total points.
He was a plus-18 on the season as well in terms of his plus/minus and only spent six minutes in the box the entire season.
Power is a defenseman who can make things happen and is also more than serviceable in the defensive zone as well. Whoever winds up adding Power to their organization is going to be quite lucky; hopefully, it is the Red Wings.
Back in the fall, Detroit Jock City Co-Site Expert Bob Heyrman wrote that the Red Wings would be silly not to keep tabs on Power, and boy was he right. As mentioned above, Power is now labeled the safest option with the first overall pick, according to most analysts.
The Red Wings would be more than lucky to wind up selecting Owen Power and adding him to the crop of prospects they are breeding within the organization.