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Detroit's Draft Targets

05/31/2019 at 8:30am EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Here are five guys the Wings are keeping tabs on for their first pick.

D Bowen Byram

He’ll probably be gone by the time the Wings pick, but if he’s available, he's an easy choice. He’s a potential game-changer with his ability in the offensive zone (71 points in 67 regular-season games for the Vancouver Giants; led all WHL players with 26 points in 22 playoff games). The Wings picked an offensive defenseman, Dennis Cholowski, with their first-round pick in 2016, but that should not deter them from adding Byram.

C Dylan Cozens

His prowess at both ends of the ice has drawn comparisons to Jonathan Toews. Cozens is 6-foot-3, shoots right, and put up 84 points in 68 games for Lethbridge. He’s got a quick release, and isn’t afraid of going to the net. He’s a good skater with excellent vision, and can fit at either center or right wing.

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