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Red Wings go for big players in draft, including a big goaltender

Fourth-round pick is a quickly improving Danish defenseman who plays in Sweden

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - Although the Red Wings were focused on skaters in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, they did find one goaltender too enticing to pass up.

With their fourth pick of the third round Saturday, the Wings selected Keith Petruzzelli, 88th overall.

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Cole Fraser taken by surprise when Wings picked him in the fifth round

Wings also take defensemen Gustav Lindstrom and Kasper Kotkansalo in second and third rounds

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - There was a timeout in the fast and furious action during the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft so Peterborough Petes defenseman Cole Fraser thought he had a little time to visit the restroom.

"I was on the steps as I heard my name," Fraser said. "As soon as I walked onto the steps I was about to walk back into my seat and I heard my name. I just heard my mom scream, 'Cole!' I looked up to my left and ran up to see my parents and gave them a hug.

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Red Wings add 10 players on second day of 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Four forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender join organization on Saturday in Chicago

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today made 10 selections during the second day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago. The Red Wings added defenseman Gustav Lindstrom in the second round (38th overall) before selecting four times in the third round, picking up defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo (71st overall), center Lane Zablocki (79th overall), center Zach Gallant (83rd overall) and goaltender Keith Petruzzelli (88th overall). In the fourth round, the Red Wings selected defenseman Malte Setkov (100th overall) and tabbed defenseman Cole Fraser in the fifth round (131st overall), right wing Jack Adams (162nd overall) and defenseman Reilly Webb (164th overall) in the sixth round and center Brady Gilmour in the seventh round (193rd overall).

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Notes: Wings' Tyler Wright liked Michael Rasmussen on and off the ice

Director of amateur scouting also excited about the team's 10 remaining picks

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - Just as the Red Wings made a positive impression on Michael Rasmussen at the scouting combine, Rasmussen was equally impressive to them.

That is one reason the Wings took Rasmussen with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

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Michael Rasmussen calls being drafted by Red Wings 'a dream come true'

Center is already as big as Anthony Mantha and admires the way Mantha plays

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

CHICAGO - Michael Rasmussen grew up a Vancouver Canucks fan but was thrilled to don the winged wheel Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.

Rasmussen said he had a great meeting with the Wings at the scouting combine in Buffalo.

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Red Wings select center Michael Rasmussen with ninth overall pick

6-foot-6 Center recorded 55 points in 50 Games for WHL's Tri-City Americans in 2016-17

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today selected center Michael Rasmussen in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft at the United Center in Chicago.

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Red Wings reveal schedule for Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena

Puck drops on Thursday, Oct. 5 vs. Minnesota Wild; 41-game home schedule features 17 Friday, Saturday or Sunday dates and eight visits from Original Six foes

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today released their 2017-18 schedule for the team's Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena and 92nd overall in the National Hockey League. The team's state-of-the-art facility will open its doors for its first NHL regular-season game on Thursday, Oct. 5 versus the Minnesota Wild. Little Caesars Arena will host 17 weekend home games (five Fridays, seven Saturdays and five Sundays), spanning all the way until the regular-season finale at home on Saturday, April 7 against the New York Islanders.

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Vegas Golden Knights take Tomas Nosek in Expansion Draft

Forward led AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins in playoff scoring as they won the Calder Cup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

The Las Vegas Golden Knights wanted a champion.

So they chose forward Tomas Nosek from the Red Wings in the Expansion Draft, which was revealed during the NHL Awards show Wednesday night.

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NHL Awards

Ted Lindsay relishes presenting award named for him

Hall of Famer helps give honor to Connor McDavid of Oilers as NHL's most outstanding player, according to peers

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- Ted Lindsay was sitting at the desk in his hotel room high above the city mid-morning Wednesday, comfortable in a white robe, gazing out at the flat expanse sprawled out below him.

"Who ever dreamed of coming across the desert to start a place here?" he said with a smile, waving at the baked landscape.

During his brief Las Vegas stay, Lindsay had strayed little from his room into the network of casinos, restaurants and high-end stores downstairs.

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Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena set to start Thursday, Oct. 5

Red Wings to host Minnesota Wild in first regular season game at Detroit's new state-of-the-art arena

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the home opener for the 2017-18 regular season, the franchise's 92nd campaign in the National Hockey League, is set for Thursday, Oct. 5 when the Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild. The 7:30 p.m. showdown will mark the first-ever regular season game at Little Caesars Arena, the soon-to-be-opened, state-of-the-art facility located in The District Detroit, a transformational sports and entertainment development which is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions.

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