Ahead of tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild, the Red Wings posted a prospect tournament “morning skate report”…
Zadina is 6-feet, 196 pounds, with speed, skill and a spectacular finish around the net.
Rasmussen is 6-foot-6, 221 pounds, with fantastic hand-eye coordination and a willingness to park in front of the net.
Smith is 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, with the ability to take whatever spot he wants on the ice and a relentlessness in his game.
“You go to the draft and you see their names called and you meet these kids a little bit and you see highlights. You’re excited,” Grand Rapids coach Ben Simon said. “It’s great for the organization, you see how talented they are. It’s a great glimmer of hope with what’s coming up the pipeline for Detroit. To be able to kind of get these guys for a week and see what they can do and get them off on the right foot so they’re going to camp on a positive is huge. These kids are excited. This is their first camp, their first opportunity to really leave a good impression or start with a good impression off Day 1 so it is exciting.”