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Status Report On The Top Prospects For The Detroit Red Wings

12/26/2018 at 8:38am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The holiday season is always a good time to sit back, enjoy the spirit of the season, reminisce about the past year and project the next 365 days.

What with the world junior tournament beginning, NHL teams’ draft picks competing in the tournament and around the world, and college and junior players in the midst of their seasons, it's an ideal time to analyze the Red Wings’ future.

Some of the Red Wings’ prospects as of last summer have grown into NHL players — Michael Rasmussen, Dennis Cholowski and Christoffer Ehn, most notable of them.

Filip Zadina, the much-hyped first-round pick of June’s draft, as it turned out, needed development at the minor-league level.

After the infusion of talent in June’s draft, The Detroit News came out with a list of the top 25 prospects in the Red Wings’ organization.

Today, we see what those 25 players are up to in their hockey seasons:

Michael Rasmussen

6-6, 221, center

Acquired: 2017 first round

Skinny: After a rough start early adjusting to the NHL’s pace and size, Rasmussen has become a regular in the Red Wings’ lineup and arguably one of the best net-front players on the roster.

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