The Detroit Red Wings came away from the 2020 draft with a dozen fresh faces hoping to stoke the rebuild.
One of those faces is very familiar to those within the organization.
After mining Sweden for the first three picks, general manager Steve Yzerman and his inner circle spread the picks across North America and Europe, adding depth at every position. One day after selecting forward Lucas Raymond at No. 4 overall, the Wings opened the second round by taking defenseman William Wallinder at 32nd overall.
The Wings selected more defensemen in the third round, and picked up a Czech goaltender in the fourth round. They used their 11th pick on Kienan Draper, who is Kris Draper’s son.
In all, the Wings selected six forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender.
No. 4: F Lucas Raymond
Vitals: 5-11, 183 pounds.
2019-20: 4 goals, 6 assists in 33 games with Frolunda (SHL).