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[ad_1] Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and OHL winger Andrei Svechnikov top NHL Central Scouting's final lists of the top European and North American prospects in the 2018 draft. The Detroit Red Wings will need some luck in the April 28 draft lottery to have a shot at either player. The Red Wings have an 8.5 percent chance of winning the lottery and a 26.1 percent chance of finishing in the top three. They can't select fourth. They have the best odds of picking sixth (34.5 percent). They will select no lower than eighth, so they are assured of their highest selection since 1990 (No. 3). Dahlin, of Frolunda, is considered by many analysts to be a generational talent, the best defense prospect in decades. He is widely expected to be the top pick regardless of which team wins the lottery (Buffalo has the best chance at 18.5 percent). The left-shooting Dahlin (6-2, 181) would be the first Swede selected No. 1 overall since Mats Sundin in 1989 by the Quebec Nordiques. The draft is June 22-23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. "Dahlin is an exceptionally talented prospect who will be able to contribute, influence and impact a team's fortunes much in the way that defensemen Erik Karlsson (Ottawa) and Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay) have in the NHL," Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting, told NHL.com. "If you wanted to pick one player from the 2018 draft who could potentially be viewed as a generational talent, Rasmus would be the only candidate. There is that much respect for him and his abilities." Dahlin, who turned 18 on Friday, had seven goals and 20 points in 41 games for Frolunda of the Swedish League. He was named the best defenseman at the World Junior Championship, helping Sweden win the silver medal. He was the youngest player on his country's Olympic roster by seven years. Andrei Svechnikov was the top-ranked player on Central Scouting's list of North American skaters. He had 40 goals and 72 points in 44 games for OHL Barrie. He is the brother of Red Wings' forward prospect Evgeny Svechnikov, Detroit's top pick in 2015. Svechnikov (6-2, 188) had 58 points (30 goals, 28 assists) in 34 games after returning a hand injury that idled him for 17 games. He had five assists for Russia at the World Junior Championship. "Svechnikov's play actually improved once he got back (from the hand injury) and I think has become a more complete player with understanding the game in how he uses the whole ice and his teammates," David Gregory of NHL Central Scouting told NHL.com. "He's an elite skater and finisher and I believe has separated himself from the rest to be our No. 1 skater in North America." Left wing Brady Tkachuk (6-3, 196) of Boston University is No. 2 on the North American skaters list, followed by right wing Filip Zadina (6-0, 195) of Halifax (QMJHL) and three defenseman -- Evan Bouchard (6-2, 193) of London (OHL), Noah Dobson (6-3, 180) of Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) and Quintin Hughes (5-9, 170) of Michigan. Defenseman Adam Boqvist (5-11, 168) of Brynas' team in Sweden's junior league ranks second among European skaters, followed by right wing Vitali Kravtsov (6-2, 170) of Chelyabinsk in Russia, right wing Martin Kaut (6-1, 176) of Pardubice in the Czech Republic and defenseman Adam Ginning (6-3, 196) of Linkoping in Sweden. Surgery for Glendening: Red Wings forward Luke Glendening had wrist surgery last week and won't be able to play for the U.S. at the World Championship (May 4-20 in Denmark). Glendening will be ready for the start of training camp. Dylan Larkin (U.S.), Frans Nielsen (Denmark) and Martin Frk (Czech Republic) are the only Red Wings confirmed for the tournament. Sweden has requested Gustav Nyquist. [ad_2] Source link https://detroitsports.club/red-wings/nhl-draft-rankings-red-wings-will-have-highest-pick-since-1990/
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2018 NHL Draft - First Round Review