The Red Wings will pick sixth in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Silver lining? Maybe? At least they didn't fall in the lottery.
"Not much you can do about it. I'm not losing a minute of sleep over it," Steve Yzerman said moments after the lottery.
Steve Yzerman talked after the Red Wings found out they'll pick No. 6 in the 2021 NHL Draft.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) June 2, 2021
"Not much you can do about it. I'm not losing a minute of sleep over it," he said. pic.twitter.com/t7aYgOwEl1
The Red Wings had the sixth-best odds to land the top pick. They finished with the fifth-worst record, but expansion Seattle slotted into the lottery with the third-best odds.
They slid in the last four drafts, including 2020's lottery despite finishing with the league's worst record.
The Buffalo Sabres won the No. 1 overall pick. Seattle jumped a spot to No. 2.
Watch Yzerman's full press conference from Wednesday night: