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Bowen Byram Will Probably Be Gone By The Time The Wings Pick At #6

06/01/2019 at 10:07pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Craig Button, the TSN draft analyst, has Bowen currently going No. 3 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The hope of Byram possibly dropping to the Wings at No. 6 appears to be diminishing by the day, leading to the June 21 Entry Draft.

“Bowen is a number-one defenseman who controls play in all areas,” Button said. “He’s strong defensively and an excellent skater who excels in transition. He has the vision, poise and puck skills to be a standout offensive player. He and (Adam) Boqvist could be a dynamic pair, perhaps in a similar light to (Chicago defensemen Duncan) Keith and (Brent) Seabrook.”

Byram will desperately need to add strength, which should come naturally. He’s a slender 6-foot, 193-pounds, is a left-hand shot, and has elite skating ability.

Byram met with 11 teams this week — the Wings expected to be among them — and doesn’t have a preference which organization drafts him.

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