Detroit Red Wings: 3 players to consider drafting at sixth overall

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Detroit Red Wings, Matty Beniers
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If the opportunity presents itself, the Detroit Red Wings should scoop up Matty Beniers.

Forward Matty Beniers – Michigan Wolverines

The Michigan Wolverines will likely have three of their players get selected in the top ten, and Matty Beniers is surely one of them. At one point, it seemed like he could be in the mix to be the first player off of the board, but he has fallen down to more of the fourth to sixth overall range.

If he is on the draft board at sixth, there is absolutely no way the Red Wings should pass on him. The 6-foot-1, 174-pound center was stellar this past season for the Wolverines. In 24 games, Beniers was able to capture 24 total points. He managed 10 goals and 14 assists for the maize and blue.

Beniers has performed at a point-per-game pace the last two seasons or just under it for all of the teams that he has played for. He is a smart player who excels in both the offensive and defensive zone.

Working well in the offensive zone, being strong on the puck, and making things happen, he would be a great get for the Red Wings organization. He appears to be more of a pass-first and playmaking forward, but he has a sneaky good shot that should be utilized more.

If the Red Wings can get him shooting more, he could become a goal-scoring threat on top of his ability to find the open man or create scoring chances in the offensive zone. There’s no way the Red Wings should pass on a player like this, and if the Wolverines center is there at sixth, they better take him.