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With The #2 Pick In The First Round, The Detroit Red Wings Select...

04/09/2020 at 9:15am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

If the Red Wings wind up with the second pick, however, they probably will have a decision to make. Do they take big center Quinton Byfield of Sudbury (OHL) or flashy winger Tim Stuetzle of Mannheim (Germany)?

Either one would complete for a roster spot in training camp at age 18 for a talent-thin team desperate for offense.

The 6-4, 215-pound Byfield tallied 32 goals and 82 points in 45 OHL games this past season.

“A player with his size and strength, and I think there’s more size and strength to come, but to able to have soft hands and vision and make plays and when players try to eliminate him, he can beat you with power or he can beat you with hands and hockey sense,” David Gregory of NHL Central Scouting said. “It makes him very tough to contain and a very attractive prospect.”

Byfield described himself as a two-way forward who plays a 200-foot game.

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