Wakiji examines Reilly Webb’s ‘numbers’

Red Wings prospect Reilly Webb projects as a hulking stay-at-home defenseman, and the 6’3″ defenseman with a massive wingspan is profiled today by DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji, who examines Webb’s “numbers“:

164 — The Wings took Webb in the sixth round of the 2017 draft, 164th overall.

2 — Webb has played with two other Wings prospects this season. When he was in Hamilton, goaltender Kaden Fulcher was a teammate. Fulcher signed with the Wings as a free agent on Oct. 3, 2017. After his trade to Saginaw, Webb played with Brady Gilmour, who was taken in the same draft as Webb, but in the seventh round, 193rd overall.

Quotable: “I actually coached him in Hamilton, too, so I’ve known him a number of years now. I think he progressed extremely well. He didn’t have a great start to the season, being injured. Coming in, he developed into a great shutdown defenseman for us. He has to stay healthy – that’s the truth – and continue to play with an edge in his game and take a bigger role with our club and be the leader that we believe he can be.” — Troy Smith, Saginaw Spirit head coach

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2 thoughts on “Wakiji examines Reilly Webb’s ‘numbers’”

  1. There were a lot of head scratchers last year’s draft, Webb being among them. To date, none except Rasmussen appear to have done much to significantly improve their stock. Maybe Petruzelli (sp?), as it appears he came on pretty strong at the end of his college season. Still, Tyler Wright knows a lot more about hockey than I do, so perhaps that class will have a few hidden gems.

    1. Agree 100 percent. We had 11 picks and 10 have had a pretty underwhelming year. With a bunch of 2nd and 3rds you would expect at least one of those guys to make a leap forward. None did. Can’t screw up 2018 like this.

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