The Athletic’s Corey Pronman is ranking each and every one of the NHL’s 31 teams’ developmental systems, and he’s produced an analysis of the 13th-ranked Red Wings this morning:
The Wings’ system changed a lot over the past year. It graduated some key prospects and had an important draft in 2019. Filip Zadina was a guy I was very enthusiastic about at this time last season, but I may have hyped him a tad too much. He remains the team’s top prospect even though I bumped him down a notch. The Wings have a lot of very good players on the way but still look to be in the early parts of their rebuild.
Key additions: Moritz Seider, Robert Mastrosimone, Albin Grewe
Key subtractions/graduations: Michael Rasmussen, Filip Hronek, Dennis Cholowski
2018 farm system ranking: No. 7