from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings’ 10th and final selection in the 2018 draft raised eyebrows, not because of his skills, but due to his weight – 137 pounds.
It wasn’t a misprint. Otto Kivenmaki, a 5-8 center from Finland, really was that light.
A little more than a year later, Kivenmaki has gotten stronger and added weight. He’s up to 154 but still has a ways to go.
Ordinarily, a player selected 191st overall would receive little attention and have a slim chance of reaching the NHL. The odds don’t favor Kivenmaki.
But the Red Wings took a flier on him because of his talent. They’re working to develop him.