MLive’s Ansar Khan posted a profile of defenseman Jamie Drysdale this afternoon:
A new wave of talented, puck-moving defensemen blossomed this season and stepped up in the playoffs, led by Miro Heiskanen (Dallas), Cale Makar (Colorado) and Quinn Hughes (Vancouver).
Jamie Drysdale watched closely as someone who would love to be mentioned soon in the same conversation.
“It’s pretty hard to look away from the three young D,” Drysdale said. “They’ve kind of been putting on a show in these playoffs. Just how they control the play, the offense, the skill they have is pretty cool and I hope to kind of follow in their footsteps.”
Drysdale is projected to be the first defenseman selected in the NHL draft on Oct. 6 (first round). He might go as high as No. 4 to the Detroit Red Wings, who selected defenseman Moritz Seider with their top pick last year at No. 6 and need more top-four quality D-men.