Red Wings draft Kienan Draper 187th

The Red Wings wrapped up their ten-player haul in the second round of the 2020 NHL Draft by picking Kienan Draper 187th overall.

At 187th, with their 11th pick in the #nhldraft, the Red Wings select Kienan Draper, Kris Draper’s son.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 7, 2020— Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) October 7, 2020

At #187, Red Wings select Kienan Draper. #LGRW— Red Wings Prospects (@DRWProspects) October 7, 2020

And the Red Wings’ 10th and final pick in the 2020 NHL Draft is…




GO DRAPES, GET YER KID!— George Malik (@georgemalik) October 7, 2020

With the 187th pick in the 2020 #NHLDraft, the #RedWings select F Kienan Draper.#DRWDraft x #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 7, 2020

Red Wings complete 2020 Draft Class:

4: Lucas Raymond (F)
32: William Wallinder (D)
51: Theodor Niederbach (C)
55: Cross Hanas (F)
63: Donovan Sebrango (D)
70: Eemil Viro (D)
97: Sam Stange (F)
107: Jan Bednar (G)
132: Alex Cotton (D)
156: Kyle Aucoin (D)
187: Kienan Draper (F)— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 7, 2020— Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) October 7, 2020

The Red Wings drafted Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper.

He’s committed to Miami (OH) and is the 187th overall pick (seventh round). #NHLDraft— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 7, 2020

#RedWings, with their final pick at 187 in the 7th round, take right wing Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper, the team’s director of amateur scouting and a longtime Wing.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 7, 2020— Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) October 7, 2020— Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) October 7, 2020— Sarah Lindenau (@Lindy72) October 7, 2020

There you have it: the 2020 Red Wings Draft class. What’s your grade for Yzerman?— Kyle M. (@KyleWIIM) October 7, 2020

Here’s Red Wings 2020 draft pick Kienan Draper in 2010.

Photo: AP | Carlos Osorio— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 7, 2020

Obviously pretty cool for Kienan Draper to get drafted into the organization he grew up around. Will be fun to hear from both him and his dad about the moment.

Kienan played at St. Andrew’s College last year, where he put up about a point per game. 6-foot-1 right wing.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 7, 2020

Welcome home, @kienandraper33‼️#DRWDraft x @LabattUSA— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 7, 2020

Congrats to Birmingham native @kienandraper33 on being drafted by the @DetroitRedWings today in the #NHLDraft!— MiHockey (@MiHockeyNow) October 7, 2020

There you go! Kienan Draper ’20 goes to the @DetroitRedWings in the 7th Round, this young man has all the intangibles to be a pro, bright future ahead. @MiamiOH_Hockey commit playing for @Chiefs_Hockey The streak continues….#WhosNext— St. Andrew’s College Hockey (@sachockey) October 7, 2020

Kienan Draper
Round 7
187th Overall@DetroitRedWings #WhosNext— USHL (@USHL) October 7, 2020

Here’s WDIV’s David Bartkowiak Jr.:

The Detroit Red Wings drafted a familiar name, and face, in the 7th round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Right wing Kienan Draper, the son of Red Wings director of amateur scouting Kris Draper, will hope to follow in his father’s quick strides in Detroit.

Kienan spent years in the Little Caesars youth hockey club before spending time in the USHL. This past season he was playing in his second campaign with St. Andrew’s College in Canada — he had 51 points in 56 games played. He is expected to play more college hockey at Miami University (Ohio). Take a look at his Elite Prospects page here.

His father Kris is now Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s righthand man. Kris, of course, is a legend in Detroit for his time as a Red Wing, centering the infamous Grind Line in the 1990s and helping the Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships before joining the front office. He played an impressive 1,157 career NHL games (161G, 203A) and another 222 playoff games (24G, 22A). He won the Selke Trophy in 2003-04.

Kris also has been a big part of helping foster talent in the Little Caesars club, where he coached for several seasons.

Congratulations to #ChwkChiefs forward Kienan Draper who has been selected by the @DetroitRedWings 187th overall!— Chilliwack Chiefs (@Chiefs_Hockey) October 7, 2020

Steve Yzerman joked about Kris Draper drafting Kienan Draper: “He didn’t ask for my permission.”

Yzerman said a couple scouts pushed for Kienan, and he told Draper to do what was best for the Wings.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 7, 2020

Yzerman said there were multiple Red Wings amateur scouts pushing for Kienan Draper— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 7, 2020

Kris Draper on drafting son Kienan to the Red Wings:

“This is home. This is where he’s grown up. He’s watched some of the greatest Red Wings play. Knowing him, when you talk about inner-drive and compete, he has that.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 8, 2020

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My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.