Detroit Red Wings 2017 draft review: 11 picks, but only 2 projected for rebuild

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Detroit Red Wings 2017 draft review: 11 picks, but only 2 projected for rebuild
Detroit Red Wings 2017 draft review: 11 picks, but only 2 projected for rebuild

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman on a Zoom call following the news he'll pick fourth in the 2020 draft. The 2017 NHL draft was a busy and unusual one for the Detroit Red Wings. It marked the first time they were in the draft lottery, earning entry after missing the playoffs for the first time in 25 seasons. They finished with the sixth-worst record but were pushed back to ninth because expansion Vegas won the sixth spot and Philadelphia and Dallas moved ahead of Detroit. The Wings have been pushed back four straight years, including this year, landing the fourth pick despite finishing in last place. They made 11 picks in 2017, including four in the third round that stemmed from trades and compensation

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