A bit more about Wings prospect Alex Cotton

The Red Wings posted defenseman Alex Cotton’s Zoom call with the Wings’ beat writers this afternoon…

And this evening, the BC Local News’s Dan Ferguson posted a quote-light article discussing the second day of the draft, when Cotton realized that he’d been drafted by Detroit:

He was waiting with his family to see whether he would be tapped for the 2020 NHL Entry draft and before anyone else noticed, he saw his name come up on the video feed, and the name of the team that had drafted him.

“Oh, crap,” Cotton remembers saying. “Wow. I was pretty shocked.”

It was a mixture of disbelief and delight at being picked by the legendary Detroit Red wings.

“It’s unreal,” Cotton told the Langley Advance Times.

Cotton was selected 132nd in the fifth round of the 2020 draft on Wednesday, Oct. 7. by the Detroit franchise that has been home to legends like Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio, to name just a few.


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