The Detroit Red Wings’ prospects engaged in a fascinating set of drills under Swedish skills coach Daniel Broberg this morning, with a lot of hops and skips and jumping involved as the defensemen worked with Broberg and some Power Edge Pro trainers.
The media corps spoke with Team Howe’s afternoon-scheduled skaters, starting with defenseman Albert Johansson. The son of former Calgary defenseman Robert Johansson spoke about attempting to add size and strength to his 6,’ 168-pound frame, his excitement at being drafted by the Red Wings (60th overall), and his strong junior season with Farjestad BK:
Kasper Kotkansalo gave a refreshing interview. The Boston University junior defenseman readily admitted that his sophomore campaign was not up to par, neither individually or team-wise, and Kotkansalo feels that improving his skating will go a long way toward securing a spot as a stay-at-home defenseman in the NHL. The 6’2,” 196-pound defenseman also spoke about training, the work he’s putting in on his communications degree and more:
Finally, 201 5th round draft pick Cooper Moore spoke with the media, discussing his drafting by the Wings, his big 5-goal game in Connecticut High School hockey, his sense that the Wings were going to draft him based upon draft combine discussion, his hopes of getting bigger and stronger as he heads West to play for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs before heading to NCAA hockey, and he discussed how the off-ice aspects of this week’s development camp will assist him in adding size and strength: