ESPN’s Chris Peters posted a massive article which ranks the prospect pools of each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams, and, according to Peters, the Red Wings sit exactly in the middle of the pack in terms of their prospect pipeline:
The Red Wings have been doing some significant work on their prospect system over the past two drafts and in the free-agent market. The top of the system is loaded with talent and players who have room to develop and grow. Jared McIsaac and Alec Regula, in particular, took big steps forward last season and UFA signing Taro Hirose was a breath of fresh air at the end of the season as he showcased NHL abilities after a standout collegiate season.
Now the team needs to see Filip Zadina make the jump to the NHL, along with continued improvement from Joseph Veleno and surprise 2019 top pick Moritz Seider. The German defenseman has a host of developmental options in front of him this year. The Wings still have more building to do, but they have some potential future core pieces here.
Breakout candidate for 2019-20: Jonatan Berggren, LW, Skelleftea (SHL)
Potential NHL impact in 2019-20: Oliwer Kaski, Taro Hirose, Filip Zadina