Kulfan profiles Wings prospect Chase Bradley

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan posted a profile of Red Wings 2020 draft pick Chase Bradley, who may buck the odds despite having been drafted 203rd overall:

What the Wings like about Bradley, a 6-foot, 180-pound left wing with Sioux City in the United States Hockey League (three assists in three games so far), is his steady and continued improvement, and his competitiveness.

“He’s a very competitive kid,” said Kris Draper, the Wings’ director of amateur scouting, who saw plenty of Bradley while coaching his son Kienan Draper, who like Bradley was a Wings’ seventh-round draft pick in October. “Our scouts were real excited about him.”

The word competitive was used in almost every scouting update on Bradley, who admits that is one of his defining characteristics.

“It’s a very big deal, winning is everything to me,” Bradley said. “Playing for my teammates, also, and having that competitive mindset is key.”


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