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