The Detroit Red Wings came into the 2021 NHL Entry Draft with plenty of draft capital. After a trade-up on day one to grab goaltender Sebastian Cossa, things have changed. Trades have impacted draft capital, and now the organization only has one pick in the second round.
Originally, the Detroit Red Wings had three second-round picks, but that has dwindled back down to one. The organization had the 38th overall pick in the draft, which is the sixth selection to open up the draft’s second day.
The second day of the draft is where Steve Yzerman is really going to get to work. Last year, in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Yzerman worked a lot of magic on day two, flip-flopping around and adding a plethora of prospects into the organization.
This year, day two could bring a similar flurry of moves for the Red Wings as they build their draft class for this season. The team will make six more selections throughout the rest of the draft as it stands right now.
The Detroit Red Wings will be set on day two of the draft.
That being said, the Red Wings are heading into day two, ready to continue building their 2021 draft class. The page is turned, and teams will start digging farther into the draft rankings.
Here are some names they should consider on day two early on…