Here's the player Red Wings will target in the NHL draft

Will Bloggs
June 21, 2024  (11:24)

Here's the player the Red Wings will draft in the 2024 NHL draft
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The Detroit Red Wings have the 15th pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, their lowest selection since 2016.

Steve Yzerman is in a really good position since he has one of the leagues' best prospect pipelines. He would be very happy to select someone who is a strong two-way player with good ethic. That player is Liam Greentree from the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL.
On a struggling Spitfires team last year, he is a 200-feet player who is as good in defense as he is in offense. Greentree's shot is what causes the most damage in the offensive zone, scoring a total of 36 goals this season, the most in his team.
Defensively, he uses his reach and length to his advantage and to help limit the other team's offensive chances.
As a big player, Greentree is not as physical as some would expect. Due to his size, Greentree's skating skills are not on the same level as the other prospects in the same rank. He has improved a lot during the season, but it is still an area he needs to develop.
Here are some things analysts had to say about him :
«He can skate. He can think. He can shoot the puck. He can make plays, he asserts himself, he doesn't lose advantages, he gains advantages, and you know, all those elements that you think about as an NHL player, they scream NHL. They scream long-time NHL player. They scream a player that's going to have lots of success. [If] you think of players like him in the NHL – Brock Nelson comes to mind with the New York Islanders. That type of big player that gets in and around the net knows how to score, [and] understands how to play off of other players.»- Craig Button, TSN

«Greentree is a forward blessed with good size and a really nice shot. He's more than willing to fire the puck anywhere inside the offensive zone, and he's able to find those quiet areas on the ice where he can receive a pass and execute a quick punch or one-timer on the net. It's one of his best assets in the offensive zone, that ability to find dead areas in coverage. He's good at recognizing spacing with his teammates so that he's not clumping up on rush chances, too. There's some strong transitional play in his game too.»- Aaron Vickers, FCHockey

In conclusion, Greentree would be a great addition to the Detroit Red Wings. They need help on the wing side and he could be the answer to it.
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Detroit Red Wings' 2024 First-Round Draft Targets – Liam Greentree
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