Steve Yzerman historically doesn’t follow the crowd when it comes to the NHL draft. That’s why he ended up with Moritz Seider at No. 6 two years ago. That’s why when he was in Tampa Bay he drafted goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy at No. 19.
That also explains why he is a challenging read when it comes to projecting what he might do at this year’s draft. But we asked Tony Ferrari, Managing Editor and Director of Scouting for Dobber Prospects, to project who the Red Wings would take with their No. 22 pick, obtained from the Washington Capitals in the Anthony Mantha-Jakub Vrana trade:
Here are five possibilities that Ferrari offered: