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Red Wings draft eight players on second day of 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Three forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders added by Detroit in Dallas

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today drafted eight players during the second day of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Red Wings began the day with two picks in the second round, selecting right wing Jonatan Berggren (33rd overall) and defenseman Jared McIsaac (36th overall) before selecting three times in the third round: defenseman Alec Regula (67th overall), defenseman Seth Barton (81st overall) and goaltender Jesper Eliasson (84th overall). With their fourth-round pick, and eighth pick within the top-100 of the draft, Detroit chose right wing Ryan O'Reilly (98th overall). The final two rounds of the draft saw Detroit select goaltender Victor Brattstrom (160th overall) and center Otto Kivenmaki (191st overall).

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Red Wings get three Swedes, a forward and two goaltenders

Detroit also selects defensemen, including Zadina's Halifax teammate

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DALLAS -- It really couldn't be a Detroit Red Wings draft without the Wings getting a player or two from Sweden.

After taking Czech Republic native Filip Zadina and Canadian Joseph Veleno in the first round, Detroit selected forward Jonatan Berggren with the first of their two second-round picks, at No. 33.

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Wings address need at center with Veleno

Forward was projected as likely mid-first round selection

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DALLAS -- One of the needs the Detroit Red Wings were looking to address in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft was at center.

After getting a huge break with Filip Zadina at No. 6, the Wings got a little bonus luck late in the first round, finding what they believe will be one answer for the center issue as they drafted Joseph Veleno with the No. 30 pick.

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NHL Draft

2018 Draft Diary: Joseph Veleno

Drummondville center selected by Red Wings at No. 30

by Joseph Veleno / Special to NHL.com

Center Joseph Veleno (6-foot-1, 191 pounds) of Drummondville in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is the first player granted exceptional status to play as a 15-year-old in the league. Now 18, he had 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 31 games as captain with Saint John before being traded to Drummondville on Dec. 10, and had 48 points (16 goals, 32 assists) in 33 games. Veleno, No. 8 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, offered to maintain a draft diary for NHL.com leading up to the draft this weekend in Dallas. In his final edition, he talks about his day at the draft and being selected by the Detroit Red Wings at No. 30.

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Red Wings add Joe Veleno with 30th overall pick in NHL Entry Draft

Center Ranked 10th in QMJHL Scoring with Saint John and Drummondville

by Detroit Red Wings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings today selected center Joe Veleno in the first round (30th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

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Red Wings select Filip Zadina with sixth overall pick in NHL Entry Draft

Winger scored 44 goals in 57 games as QMJHL rookie in 2017-18

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today selected right wing Filip Zadina in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

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Red Wings get their man, Filip Zadina, at No. 6

Sniper hopes to make teams that passed on him pay

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DALLAS -- About an hour before the draft started, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was asked if he might sprint to the stage if forward Filip Zadina was still on the board at No. 6.

Holland laughed it off, saying the Wings would get a good player but the truth is Zadina was not supposed to be available there.

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Decision for Bylsma to join Red Wings came in Denmark

Bylsma was an assistant for Blashill with Team USA at world championship

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

Dan Bylsma officially joined Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill's coaching staff as an assistant Friday but the decision was forged overseas in Denmark.

Bylsma was one of the assistant coaches on Blashill's Team USA staff at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark, helping the team win a bronze medal.

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Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

Michigan native won Stanley Cup in 2009, captured Jack Adams Award in 2011; Blashill and Bylsma available to media via conference call at 12:30 p.m. ET

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the team has hired Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach.

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Red Wings reveal 2018-19 regular season schedule

Puck drops on Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets; 41-game home schedule features 19 Friday, Saturday or Sunday dates and nine visits from Original Six foes

by Todd Beam / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today released their schedule for the 2018-19 season and the team's 93rd overall in the National Hockey League. The Red Wings will open the campaign at home on Thursday, Oct. 4 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. Little Caesars Arena will host 19 weekend home games (seven Fridays, six Saturdays and six Sundays), spanning through the regular-season finale at home on Saturday, April 6 against the Buffalo Sabres. 

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