Kris Draper’s son, Kienan, picked in the OHL draft

From the Detroit News:

Kienan Draper, the son of four-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings, was selected in the eighth round of the Ontario Hockey League draft on Saturday.

The 16-year-old Draper was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit, whose owners include former Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood and Jimmy Devellano, the team’s senior vice president.

Kienan Draper, a native of Bloomfield Hills, is a 5’10”, 160-pound forward with Detroit Little Caesars.

Continued, with a list of local players picked in the OHL draft…

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5 thoughts on “Kris Draper’s son, Kienan, picked in the OHL draft”

    1. There ain’t no club like a good old boys’ club, and that’s sports for you.

      1. The Tigers picked someone late in a draft a few years ago…and in basketball, John Stockton’s son is with the Utah Jazz, or was.

        You are correct, George. This is sports in general. Especially late late rounds.

      2. George, I assume you know there are 15 rounds in the OHL draft. 8th round is a middle of the pack pick. While by NHL standards this is a gimme pick for the OHL, it’s not so much a tummy rubbing pick. If he were picked 13-15th then yeah, that makes some sense.

        Still, I wouldn’t doubt that there was some extra assistance from the friendship between Ozzy and Draper.

        1. He’s a good player. It’s a deep, deep, deep draft, but Kienan plays well and he’s got a lot of talent. I’m not surprised that Sgainaw took a flyer on him.

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