September 32-in-32: Detroit Red Wings

Sean Warren


Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the DobberProspects 32-in-32 Series! This month, we will be diving into the depth of each organization, looking at their recent graduates, risers, fallers, and top 20 prospects.


Development Camp

With their Prospect Tournament having started on September 16th, we can now reflect on the players that most stood out. This was the announced camp roster on Twitter:Image

The prospect cupboards are jam-packed with everything that you could want, much like a lumberjack breakfast. However, a few players that I really watched this past weekend were the usual suspects of Lucas Raymond, Jonatan Berggren, Joe Veleno, and Jared McIsaac along with my first looks at newly drafted goaltender Sebastian Cossa in red and white.

As expected, Lucas Raymond largely starred in the event, living up to his fourth-overall selection. Of course, well wishes go out to Jared McIsaac, who was injured due to a hit from Blue Jackets’ James Malatesta, who was subsequently given a Game Misconduct.

Graduating Players

Moritz Seider, RD

Seider is very much expected to snatch a significant role with the Red Wings this season and his absence from the Prospect Camp likely gives affirmation of such. As a personal Calder consideration, Seider is very ready to transition his game from Rogle BK (where Simon Edvinsson is playing) to the NHL. His smooth skating and physical play will catch your eye right away in his rookie season. There simply cannot be enough hype for Seider.

Lucas Raymond, RW

With a statement being made at the current Prospects camp, Raymond will be graduating to either the NHL or AHL this season. It’s great to see his game transition as well as it has so far to the North American ice. I wouldn’t at all write him off as far as pushing for an NHL spot. Yet, even if he fails to do so right out of training camp, expect him to be in the winged wheel by season’s end.

Joseph Veleno, C

At the tail end of last season, Veleno did get an opportunity to showcase his game at the NHL level and finished with a single goal in his five games played. Following a highly productive campaign (on loan) with the Malmo Redhawks of the SHL and a short stint in Grand Rapids, Veleno looks to be ready to push for a permanent role at the NHL level this season in a depth role.


Jonatan Berggren, LW/RW

After combating a couple of injury-plagued seasons, Berggren emerged last season as a top-end prospect in the SHL with a dominant campaign with Skelleftea AIK. Scoring at a torrent pace of 12 goals and 45 points in 49 points, he is the youngest player since Elias Pettersson to set those benchmarks in Sweden’s top league. Berggren will move to North America this year, so watch for him to continue that strong play in Grand Rapids next season.

Pius Suter, C/LW

In his rookie season with the Chicago Blackhawks, Suter was widely considered amongst the running to be a Calder nominee. After 14 goals and 27 points in 55 games, he had a prime opportunity to make an impact right away with minutes alongside Patrick Kane. Brought to Detroit through free agency, Red Wings will look for Suter to build off of that success with a prominent role in Motown next season.

Alex Nedeljkovic, G

From one player that was narrowly nudged out for a Calder nomination, to one that was a runner up, Detroit swung a puzzling trade with Carolina that allowed them to slip their young (and once believed-heir apparent) goaltender out of Raleigh. Nedeljkovic immediately comes in as a number one goaltender and will likely serve as an eventual mentor to future netminders like 2021 draft pick Sebastian Cossa.

Prospect Depth Chart

Left Wing Center

Right Wing

Jonatan Berggren

Joe Veleno

Filip Zadina

Robert Mastrosimone

Alexander Kadeykin

Lucas Raymond

Givani Smith Michael Rasmussen

Theodor Niederbach

Albin Grewe

Liam Dower Nilsson

Sam Strange

Taro Hirose

Otto Kivenmaki

Kienan Draper

Red Savage

Elmer Soderblom

John Adams

Carter Mazur

Chase Bradley

Kirill Tyutayev

Chase Pearson

Ethan Phillips

Left Defense

Right Defense

Jared McIsaac

Moritz Seider

Simon Edvinsson

Antti Tuomisto

William Wallinder

Gustav Lindstrom

Albert Johansson

Gustav Berglund

Shai Buium

Oscar Plandowski

Eemil Viro

Seth Barton


Sebastian Cossa

Filip Larsson

Jan Bednar

Jesper Eliasson

Victor Brattstrom

Keith Petruzelli

Top 20 Fantasy Prospects

This section is intended to paint a picture of the Detroit Red Wings prospects whose current trajectory projects them making the most positive fantasy impact at the time that they reach the NHL. Arrival date and NHL certainty have been taken into consideration. However, a player’s potential upside is the most important factor in determining this list.

  1. Moritz Seider
  2. Lucas Raymond
  3. Simon Edvinsson
  4. Jonatan Berggren
  5. Joe Veleno
  6. Michael Rasmussen
  7. Jared McIsaac
  8. Antti Tuomisto
  9. William Wallinder
  10. Albert Johansson
  11. Theodor Niederbach
  12. Eemil Viro
  13. Albin Grewe
  14. Robert Mastrosimone
  15. Givani Smith
  16. Jan Bednar
  17. Chase Pearson
  18. Liam Dower Nilsson
  19. Gustav Lindstrom

Thanks for reading.

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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Mikulas Hovorka 4.0 5.5
Fabian Lysell 8.5 9.0
Jakub Lauko 6.0 6.0
Matthew Poitras 7.5 7.5
Alexander Nikishin 9.0 9.3
Alexander Rykov 7.0 7.5
Justin Robidas 5.5 4.5
Zion Nybeck 8.0 3.0
David Kase 4.0 6.0
Jacob Julien 6.5 6.0