With the 167th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft the Red Wings have opted for goaltender Filip Larsson from Sweden.
Larsson has been a staple representing Sweden in International play while also spending his regular season time in the SuperElit league. While his regular season numbers have been mediocre, he’s had some exceptional showings come playoffs posting a .927 and .922 save percentage in his last two outings. With Mrazek’s eruption into the NHL spotlight last season, it’s a safe bet for the Red Wings to begin to replenish the goaltending prospects maybe a little sooner than they initially thought they would have to.
Larsson led the Swede’s to a silver medal at the U18 World Junior Championship this season and looks like a deep pick that could show some promise should his development continue its trend upwards.
With one more round to go we’ll see what the Wings have planned for the 7th.