The Greenwich Sentinel’s Paul Silverfarb spoke with Red Wings draft pick Cooper Moore about his draft experience as the Wings snagged the 6’1,” 181-pound defenseman with the 128th overall pick:
“It was an awesome feeling seeing Detroit draft me,” said Moore Tuesday night, after competing in the first day of Developmental Camp from Detroit. “I didn’t want to go into the draft with any expectations, so I sat at home and watched the draft with my family. As the draft kind of moved along, I kind of got more nervous.”
However, once Moore saw his name flash on the screen while watching the draft, those nerves quickly changed over to sheer joy and excitement.
“My dad jumped out of his seat and gave me a big hug, and then my mom and sister did as well,” Moore said. “It was a very special moment and it was a dream come true. You never really think it can happen until you start going through the process and see your name pop up in central scouting or other reports. Then you meet with the team and start to think that this could really happen to me. I could be one of those names calls. To hear your name called at the draft is such a great feeling.”