The Athletic’s Pronman examines the Red Wings’ developmental system

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

2019 draft grade: B

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