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Detroit's Top Prospects

01/15/2020 at 9:06am EST

Max Bultman of The Athletic list his Top 21 Prospects in the Detroit organization.

Here is a small blurb on the top 4.

4. Michael Rasmussen, C, Grand Rapids, (AHL)

For a player picked in the top 10 less than three seasons ago, the public steam on Rasmussen has gone down a bit. Yet there’s still a really interesting player here, between his excellent talent in front of the net, his length and defensive ability.

3. Joe Veleno, C, Grand Rapids (AHL)

Another recent first-round pick at center, Veleno is fresh off a world junior gold medal with Canada, in a leading role no less. He scored, was on the power play, killed penalties and generally looked like a more physical and engaged player.

2. Filip Zadina, RW, Detroit (NHL)

Zadina’s made big strides since September, playing in the Red Wings’ top six and on the first power play due to injury and not looking out of place. He’s scored some nice goals, but just as impressive has been his passing and play away from the puck.

1. Moritz Seider, D, Grand Rapids (AHL)

... “That was my first look at Seider, he’s a legit top four,” an NHL executive told The Athletic’s Craig Custance after the tournament. “The best defense prospect here is (Alexander) Romanov. … Seider might be the second-best in this tournament.”

more ($$$) on each of the above plus other prospects...

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