The Athletic’s Pronman will be watching Joe Veleno intently

The Athletic’s Corey Pronman has penned a list of prospects that he will be watching intently from each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams, and Joe Veleno earns his nod as the Wings’ prospect-to-watch:

Detroit: Joseph Veleno, C

Michael Rasmussen, Filip Zadina, and Filip Hronek are the Wings’ top prospects with realistic chances of making the opening day roster. The reason I’m mentioning Veleno is due to the fact he slid on draft day over concerns about his offensive potential, with many scouts I’ve talked to labeling him a third-line center at best. I think there’s a little more there, though. He’s shown it to be in flashes, and he’ll have a chip on his shoulder after what’s transpired in the summer. I’ll be curious to see if he can light the lamp a few times in the preseason.


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