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Wings Hit The Jackpot In 1989 Draft And A Look At Trevor Zegras At The #6 Spot

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Their first-round selection was center Mike Sillinger. He topped 1,000 games in his NHL career, but lasted only 129 games with the Wings before being traded to Anaheim. In Roudn 2, 32nd overall, the Wings chose defenseman Bob Boughner. He never played a game for them, but topped 600 NHL games.

The picks that made history, the ones that boosted the Wings into a Stanley Cup dynasty, happened in Rounds 3, 4 and 11, when they selected, respectively, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov and Vladimir Konstantinov.

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Trevor Zegras

Position: Center

Height/Weight: 6-0/174

Shoots: Left

2018-19 team: U.S. National Team Development Program

2018-19 stats: 60 games, 26 goals, 61 assists, 87 points, 94 penalty minutes.

Why Red Wings would be interested: They could use more depth at center moving forward and Zegras is a tremendous passer who can get the puck to their shooting wingers.

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“Wings Hit The Jackpot In 1989 Draft ... “

The picks that made history, the ones that boosted the Wings into a Stanley Cup dynasty, happened in Rounds 3, 4 and 11, when they selected, respectively, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov and Vladimir Konstantinov.

indeed!

 

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 06/17/19 at 11:04 AM ET

Paul's avatar

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Monday announced the hiring of Todd Krygier (KREE-ger) as an assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Krygier joins fellow assistants Matt Macdonald and Mike Knuble, goaltending development coach Brian Mahoney-Wilson, and video coach Bill LeRoy on second-year head coach Ben Simon’s staff.

“Combining his playing and coaching experiences, Todd understands what it takes to develop players to the next level,” Simon said. “He is extremely genuine and passionate about his work and is a great communicator and teacher. He has a creative mind for offense and has had a lot of success running the power play on the teams he has coached.

“I look forward to working with Todd as he will bring new ideas to challenge and support our staff. I believe his personality and work ethic will be a great addition not only to our staff, but also the great prospects we have in Grand Rapids,” he added.

Krygier, 53, spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for Western Michigan University (NCHC), helping the Broncos total a 58-47-8 record (0.549), finish in the top four of the conference standings twice, and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history in 2017. During the 2018-19 campaign, WMU posted a 21-15-1 record overall, tied for fourth in the NCAA with a 3.47 goals per game average - which ranked as one of the highest in team history - and boasted its third consecutive year with a power play operating above 18 percent. The Broncos’ 129 total goals in 2018-19 were the third most in team history since the 2000-01 season while the 133 tallies in 2016-17 were second most.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/17/19 at 02:07 PM ET

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