Skip to Main Content
The Official Site of the Detroit Red Wings

Like Father, Like Son: Kienan Draper drafted by the Red Wings

18-year-old son of Kris Draper excited to follow in his father's footsteps

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- It's every father's dream for their son to follow in their footsteps and be just like dad.

For Kienan Draper, though, the footsteps to follow are in the form of four Stanley Cup championships and legendary status as a member of the most infamous lines in NHL history.

Draper now has the opportunity to fill his father's shoes after being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round of Wednesday's 2020 NHL Draft.

View More

Swedes, defensemen and bloodlines highlight Day 2 of the Red Wings' Draft

Detroit's 11 selections on Day 2 tied for most in the NHL

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Last Thursday, before the 2020 NHL Draft, Steve Yzerman said, "the more lottery tickets you have, the more chance you have of winning."

On Day 2 of the draft Wednesday afternoon, the Red Wings' executive vice president and general manager doubled down on that mantra, executing several trades to acquire more picks, eventually making an NHL-leading 11 selections to strengthen Detroit's prospect pool in hopes of eventually returning the club to prominence.

View More

Red Wings select 11 players on second day of 2020 NHL Entry Draft

Five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender added to organization

by Kyle Kujawa @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today drafted 11 players during the second day of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. With three selections in the second round, the Red Wings chose defenseman William Wallinder (32nd overall), center Theodor Niederbach (51st overall) and left wing Cross Hanas (55th overall) and then selected defensemen Donovan Sebrango (63rd overall) and Eemil Viro (70th overall) with a pair of third-round picks. Detroit also had two selections in the fourth round and took right wing Sam Stange (97th overall) and goaltender Jan Bednar (107th overall), before adding defenseman Alex Cotton (132nd overall) in the fifth round. To cap off their 12-player draft class, the Red Wings selected defenseman Kyle Aucoin (156th overall) in the sixth round and right wing Kienan Draper (187th overall) and center Chase Bradley (203rd overall) in the seventh round.

View More

Lucas Raymond becomes Detroit's highest Draft pick in 30 years

18-year-old forward excited to join long line of Swedish-born Red Wings

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are no stranger to selecting superstar Swedes in the NHL Draft.

View More

Red Wings select Lucas Raymond with fourth overall pick in 2020 NHL Draft

Swedish winger made professional debut with Frolunda as a 16-year-old

by Kyle Kujawa @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today selected left wing Lucas Raymond in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

View More

Happy 2020 NHL Draft Eve, Hockeytown

Yzerman excited for highest Red Wings draft pick in 30 years

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - In 1990, the first George Bush was president, the Hubble Telescope sent its first photographs from space, The Simpsons graced our television screens for the first time, a gallon of gas cost $1.34 and the Detroit Red Wings selected Keith Primeau with the third overall pick in the NHL Draft.

View More

Yzerman hoping to continue history of mid-round draft success

Red Wings GM looking to duplicate success of Lightning's less-heralded draft picks

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- While first-round prospects garner all the national hype leading up to every NHL Draft, general managers know that to win a Stanley Cup, you need to find some diamonds in the rough along the way.

View More

Yzerman, Draper look to welcome next group of great Red Wings

Former teammates enter second NHL Draft together, with goal of returning team back to prominence

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Between the two of them, Steve Yzerman and Kris Draper played in 2,651 NHL games. Yzerman played his entire 22-year career in Detroit, while Draper donned the Winged Wheel in all but 20 contests during his two-decade career. They hoisted the Stanley Cup together three times. It's no surprise that they view hockey through a similar lens. And together, they're laser-focused on bringing the Red Wings back to prominence.

View More

Four Days Until the 2020 NHL Draft: Yzerman Happy for Tampa Bay

Red Wings' GM hopes to duplicate Lightning's championship success in Detroit again

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - During his eight years as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Yzerman quickly built a reputation as one of the best GMs in the NHL.

View More

Five Days Until the 2020 NHL Draft: Let's Get Virtual

Yzerman set to guide Red Wings into NHL Draft that will look and feel much different

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Like nearly everything else in 2020, next week's NHL Entry Draft will be unlike any other in league history. The annual event will be held virtually, with all 31 clubs conducting Draft operations remotely from their home markets. Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President & General Manager Steve Yzerman discussed what to expect from the format - among other topics - in his pre-draft availability with reporters on Thursday afternoon.

View More