Wings draft five, in final rounds of the 2015 NHL Draft
SUNRISE – The Detroit Red Wings used their final five picks of the 2015 NHL Draft to select two more forwards, two defensemen and a goaltender.
In the third round, the Red Wings picked defensemen Vili Saarijarvi with the 73rd overall pick.
Detroit then went to the net, selecting goaltender Joren Van Pottelberghe in the fourth round. This past season Pottelberghe played with Linkoping of Sweden, averaging 1.89 goals per game and a .924 save percentage.
With the 140th overall pick, the Red Wings called Chase Pearson’s name. Pearson comes from Youngstown, and has already committed to the University of Maine. His father, Scott, is a former NHL player, who appeared in 292 games, after drafted sixth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1988.
The Red Wings second to last pick had Detroit going back to defense, selecting Patrick Holway 170th overall. Like Pearson, Holway is also committed to play for the University of Maine.
Finally, with their last selection of the 2015 NHL Draft, the Red Wings called upon Saint John Sea Dogs’ Adam Marsh. Marsh has 24 goals in the 60 games he played this past year. He also has a father that played in the NHL, Peter Marsh, who was drafted 29th overall in 1976 by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Starting Friday July 3, the Red Wings will host their annual development camp in Traverse City.