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Red Wings select eight players on second day of 2018 NHL draft

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 18:37:21-04

DALLAS (WXYZ) -- The Detroit Red Wings selected eight players on the second day of the 2018 NHL draft, which featured the second through seventh rounds.

Detroit selected Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno in Friday's first round.

The Red Wings held two of the first five picks in the second round, and selected right wing Jonatan Berggren of Sweden and defenseman Jared McIsaac of Canada.

The third round saw Detroit add two more defensemen - West Bloomfield native Alec Regula and Seth Barton of Canada - as well as Swedish goaltender Jesper Eliasson.

Fourth-round selection Ryan O'Reilly shared his excitement with a large contingent of family and friends inside the American Airlines Center. O'Reilly, a right wing, grew up in Southlake, a nearby suburb of Dallas.

The Red Wings closed out their draft by selecting goaltender Victor Brattstrom of Sweden in the sixth round and center Otto Kivenmaki of Finland in the seventh round.



Detroit is scheduled to hold its development camp June 26-30 at Little Caesars Arena.