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Reviewing Detroit's 2014 Draft

05/11/2019 at 4:34pm EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

This is the first in a series examining the Wings’ last five drafts leading up to the 2019 event June. 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Christoffer Eh​n
Drafted: 106th.

Scouting report: Fast and dependable with good hockey sense.

Draft year: 12 goals, 17 assists for 29 points in 62 games split among Frolunda’s Swedish Hockey League team and lower-level league squads.

Post draft: Made the Wings out of camp last fall on the strength of his skating and defensive accountability. Ehn, 23, showed over 60 games that he’s a reliable defender and penalty killer who has potential to grow his offensive game beyond the three goals, six assists he produced as a rookie.

Assessment: Has potential as a grinder.

Who the Wings could have drafted instead: Forward Victor Arvidsson, who Nashville drafted at 112th. He scored 34 goals in 58 games for the Predators in 2018-19.

Axel Holmstrom
Drafted: 196th.

Scouting report: Hard worker with good hockey sense.

Draft year: 15 goals, eight assists for 23 points in 33 games for Skelleftea’s junior team, and zero points in four games with Skelleftea iAIK (Swedish Hockey League).

Post draft: Had 12 goals and 32 assists for 51 points in 131 games over the last two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Signed a two-year contract with HV71 (Swedish Hockey League) in April and is no longer considered a prospect.

Assessment: A miss.

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