Four Wings prospects named to ESPN’s ‘Top 100 NHL Prospects’ list

Four Red Wings prospects cracked ESPN’s Chris Peters’ list of the top 100 NHL prospects:

10. Filip Zadina, RW, Detroit Red Wings: Zadina did not blow the barn doors off of the AHL, but he made an impression during a brief NHL stint that is probably a sign of things to come. He has a lot of skill but also plays with a lot of energy.

35. Joe Veleno, C, Detroit Red Wings: The concerns about Veleno’s overall skill set persist despite big numbers last year in the QMJHL, but I’ve always appreciated his work ethic and defensive know-how, which maximize his value and NHL upside.

43. Moritz Seider, D, Detroit Red Wings: The shock of draft day is subsiding, but Seider is a legit player who ended last season with a league title and a great performance at the World Championship. He’s still a bit of a project, but he has all of the tools and upside of an eventual top-four defenseman.

92. Jared McIsaac, D, Detroit Red Wings: McIsaac really popped last season for Halifax, playing a solid two-way game, boosting his offensive numbers and earning a nod to play for Canada at the World Juniors.

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