from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
This week, MLive ranks the organization’s top 20 prospects.
To be considered a prospect, a player must meet one or more of these criteria: not assured of an NHL roster spot in 2020-21, exempt from waivers, 20 or fewer NHL games, under age 25.
Today, a look at Nos. 16 through 20.
20. Chase Pearson, center
Drafted: Fifth round 2015 (No. 140)
2019-20 club: Grand Rapids (AHL)
2019-20 stats: 59 GP, 8 G, 14 A, 22 PT, 17 PM
The Red Wings hope Pearson develops into a fourth-line NHL center who can check, provide energy, kill penalties and be hard to play against. He has been in the organization’s development pipeline for five years, described as a trustworthy player who was learning to bring intensity on a nightly basis.
19. Keith Petruzzelli, goaltender