Detroit Red Wings: 3 players to target in the second round on day two

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Simon Robertsson – RW of Skellefteå AIK (SHL)

Sticking with the forward idea but with more of a Yzerman twist. The Red Wings should be looking to select Simon Robertsson on day two of the draft. Robertsson hails from Piteå, Sweden, and has plenty to like. Robertsson is a left-handed shot who stands 6-foot and weighs in at 190 pounds, and can be labeled as a forward with offensive upside.

Robertsson could be labeled as a shooter who is able to find the back of the net with a quick release and hard shot. He played for the Skellefteå AIK organization last season and for the past few seasons.

At the J20 Nationell level, Robertsson logged fifteen games where he scored nine goals and added 11 assists for 20 total points. He was less fortunate at the SHL level when making the jump, but he’s a boy playing against men in that league.

With the scoring upside being there as a shooter in the offensive zone, the Red Wings should have him circled on their list for day two of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. When the team selected Edvinsson in the first round, they opted to go with a defenseman rather than William Eklund, who seemed like he would be the best choice.

Robertsson is an offensive Swede which is right up Yzerman’s alley. Someone who could pair well with Lucas Raymond, another Swedish forward who the Red Wings finally awarded his entry-level contract.