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Ranking The Players In Detroit’s Organization

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

This week, MLive ranks the organization’s top 20 prospects.

To be considered a prospect, a player must meet one or more of these criteria: not assured of an NHL roster spot in 2020-21, exempt from waivers, 20 or fewer NHL games, under age 25.

Today, a look at Nos. 16 through 20.

20. Chase Pearson, center

Height/weight: 6-2/200

Drafted: Fifth round 2015 (No. 140)

2019-20 club: Grand Rapids (AHL)

2019-20 stats: 59 GP, 8 G, 14 A, 22 PT, 17 PM

The Red Wings hope Pearson develops into a fourth-line NHL center who can check, provide energy, kill penalties and be hard to play against. He has been in the organization’s development pipeline for five years, described as a trustworthy player who was learning to bring intensity on a nightly basis.

19. Keith Petruzzelli, goaltender

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15) Zachary Gallant
14) Filip Larsson
13) Gustav Berglund
12) Taro Hirose
11) Antti Tuomisto
10) Albert Johansson
9)  Robert Mastrosimone
8) Givani Smith
7) Jonatan Berggren
6) Dennis Cholowski
5) Gustav Lindstrom
4) Michael Rasmussen
3) Jared McIsaac
2) Joe Veleno
1) Moritz Seider

I excluded Hronek and Zadina as both should be guaranteed a roster spot. I excluded Evgeny Svechnikov as he’s out of waivers so it’s make the team or be traded/lost on waivers.

Givani Smith could move anywhere from 8-15 on this list without an argument from me.

There now you don’t have to wait…you’re welcome America…

Posted by d ca on 09/22/20 at 09:48 PM ET

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^^^of course, this is kinda a pointless exercise because in 3 weeks 5 of those guys should not even be in this list as the 1st, 2nd’s, and 3rd’s of this year fill their spots….

Posted by d ca on 09/22/20 at 09:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Honestly, I keep forgetting the Wings need a keeper in their system who can be next Osgood.  Maybe, Yzerman has a different lens than Tick Tock when it comes to keepers.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/22/20 at 10:25 PM ET


1. Moritz Seider
2. Joe Veleno
3. Jared Mcissac
4. Albert Johansson
5. Antti Tuomisto
6. Jonatan Berggren
7. Dennis Cholowski
8. Michael Rasmussen
9. Taro Hirose
10. Robert Mastrosimone
11. Elmer Soderblom
12. Givani Smith
13. Evgeny Svechnikov
14. Filip Larsson
15. Gustav Lindstrom
16. Dymtro Timoshov
17. Carter Gylander
18. Gustav Berglund
19. Cooper Moore
20. Keith Petruzelli


Posted by AdrenRush369 on 09/23/20 at 04:20 AM ET

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