Swede Redemption is Coming to Detroit

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Lucas Raymond

Lucas Raymond

The Detroit-Sweden pipeline is back in a big way, baby. The Red Wings dipped into the nordic nation’s prospect pool early and often at the 2020 draft, crowning three players from the Tre Kronor.

Detroit kicked things off on Tuesday night when they selected winger Lucas Raymond with the fourth pick overall, then returned to the well on Wednesday by grabbing big defenseman William Wallinder in the second round and high-potential pivot Theo Niederbach later in the frame at No. 51. GM Steve Yzerman said he looked into getting another first-rounder yesterday, but was still happy to have three second-rounders.