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Detroit's NHL Combine Process

05/30/2019 at 2:46pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings have the No. 6 pick in the first round and 10 picks overall, including three in the second round....

Players such as forwards Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge/WHL), Trevor Zegras (USA development program), Kirby Dach (Saskatoon/WHL) and Alex Turcotte (USA development program), and defenseman Bowen Byram (Vancouver/WHL), are among the players expected to be around when the Wings’ draft sixth.

They’ll interview more than 70 players by the time the interview period is over this week, said Martin, and get to know the players that much more.

“It’s everything from tell us about your background and your family to your hockey development growing up,” Martin said. “We delve into personal issues, schooling, have they had any adversity and how have they handled adversity at any point in their life? What do they like to do when they aren’t playing hockey? Who are their friends?

“We take a fairly low-key approach, but sometimes it just organically flows into other parts of their life. We prefer to have more of a conversation rather than just a grilling interview session, and based on what they say, it might lead us toward a different path of questioning.

“We have to 20 minutes with each player and we typically use the entire 20 minutes.”

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