Detroit News profiles 2020 draft prospects eyed by the Wings’ staff

The Detroit News posted an article in which an unknown author discusses two top Swedish prospects who the Red Wings are watching at the World Junior Summer Showcase:

 A Swedish duo of high-scoring forwards at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth are on a historic path that could lead them to be selected by a lottery-bound team like the Red Wings in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond are among the top high-end prospects behind consensus No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic.

Holtz, 17, is a 6-1, 183-pound winger who was the youngest player to lead Sweden’s SuperElit League in goal scoring with 30 goals in 38 games with Djurgardens last year.

Raymond, 17, is a 5-10, 178-pound winger who finished fourth overall in scoring with Frolunda in the Elit and Allsveskan leagues with 63 points in 33 games.

They are trying to become the first pair of Swedes to be taken in the first three picks since Daniel Sedin (second overall) and Henrik Sedin (third overall) were selected by the Vancouver Canucks in 1999.


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