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Reclaiming Hockeytown: 2013 NHL Draft Update 
Posted on October 8, 2013 at 09:19 AM.


Detroit, Mi /(June 23rd, 2013) - Last season Detroit was one win away from going to the Western Conference Finals leading the Chicago Blackhawks three games to one. Then the ice came out from under them and lost in overtime in game seven to the eventual stanley cup champions.

Head Coach Mike Babcock stated at the end of the playoffs last season he was going to watch the rest of the playoffs and find out what got those teams further then the Wings did and try to incorporate those things that he and his coaching staff would see.

Going into the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in New Jersey, The Red Wings looked at the future of the team when they have players that may soon retire from the team in the near future. Detroit's first pick in the draft was LW Hunter Shinkaruk, The 5'10" 160lbs winger was rated one of the top prospects in the game. "I believe Hunter is going to thrive in Grand Rapids and here in Detroit. He is overall just a good player." said babcock.

Detroit drafted Shinkaruk after entering into a trade with the Nashville Predators that saw Detroit deal LW Drew Miller and RW Tomas Jurco for Nashville's 2014 1st and 2nd round picks. The Red Wings also landed Mattias Ohlund from Tampa Bay in exchange for the 2014 second round pick they acquired in the Nashville deal.

Detroit Red Wings - 2013 Draft Recap
18Detroit Red WingsHunter ShinkarukLW5'10"160lbs
48Adam ErneRW6'0"205lbs
78Logan McVeighC6'0"195lbs
108Mack ShieldsG6'2"174lbs
123Jordan McNaughtonD5'10"178lbs
138Daniel JohnstonD6'0"211lbs
153Todd FiddlerLW5'11"193lbs
168Gilbert GaborLW6'3"185lbs
198Brett HesterLW5'11"184lbs
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