Top prospects for Detroit Red Wings – Washington Captials Web Site

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Detroit Red Wings, according to NHL.com.

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1. Filip Zadina, F

How acquired: Selected with No. 6 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

Last season: Halifax (QMJHL): 57 GP, 44-38-82

The Red Wings had Zadina third on their draft board and were thrilled when he fell to them. The 18-year-old’s 44 goals tied for third in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, and his seven goals for the Czech Republic tied for second in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, behind Kieffer Bellows (nine) for the United States.

Zadina (6-foot, 195 pounds) could make the opening roster by forcing himself into the top six or take a path similar to forward David Pastrnak’s with the Boston Bruins. At 18, Pastrnak started the 2014-15 season with Providence in the American Hockey League and played for the Czech Republic at the 2015 WJC. He came up to the NHL afterward and flourished.

Projected NHL arrival: This season

Video: Zadina is shining in development camp

2. Michael Rasmussen, F

How acquired: Selected with No. 9 pick in 2017 NHL Draft

Last season: Tri-City (WHL): 47 GP, 31-28-59

Rasmussen ranked second in the Western Hockey League playoffs last season with 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 14 games, behind Brad Morrison of Lethbridge, after recovering from wrist surgery during the regular season. A big center (6-6, 221), he’s a load down low.

The 19-year-old will likely make the opening roster and break into the NHL on the left wing, as Dylan Larkin did for the Red Wings in 2015-16, to take away some

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