TSP: Detroit Red Wings Prospects

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 15: Andreas Athanasiou #72 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 15, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Red Wings 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

TSP: Detroit Red Wings Prospects

TopShelfProspectsThe streak is intact. The Detroit Red Wings took third place in theAtlantic Division last season, qualifying for the playoffs once again. Getting to 25 was not easy. The Red Wings had to deal with the loss of coach Mike Babock, who left for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They squeaked in on the thinnest of margins, tying the Boston Bruins at 93 points, but having more ROW.  The off-season would bring more change. With superstar Pavel Datsyukgoing home to Russia; Brad Richards retiring; and Kyle Quincey currently sitting as an unrestricted free agent. The Wings have brought in Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott to try and fill some holes.

The future of the streak belongs to the next generation though. Dylan Larkin was increadibly impressive as a 19-year-old rookie. He joins other recent graduates Tomas TatarGustav Nyquist, Petr Mrazek and Alexey Marchenko as being the leaders of the next generation of Red Wings. They will be joined by these prospects.

Draft Picks: Dennis Cholowoski, Givani Smith, Flip Hronek, Alfons Malmstrom, Jordan Sambrook, Filip Carlsson, Mattias Elfstrom,
Graduates: Dylan Larkin, Alexey Marchenko, Teemu Pulkkinen

Detroit Red Wings Prospects Scouting Reports

Top Prospect: Andreas Athanasiou

Center — shoots Left
Born Aug 6 1994 — London, ONT
Height 6’2 — Weight 192 lbs [188 cm / 87 kg]
Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in round 4, 110th overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

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