Detroit Red Wings: Updated Top 10 Prospects

The NHL Entry Draft landed the Detroit Red Wings nine more pieces to an already full compliment of Detroit Red Wings prospects. The prospect pool for Detroit is now loaded with promising players from all parts of the globe.

Here is an updated version of the Top 10 Detroit prospects after the July 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

#1- Jonatan Berggren, W/C

Jonatan Berggren, Grand Rapids (AHL)

Drafted: 2018 Round 2 #33 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Jonatan Berggren remains the most NHL-ready player in the Detroit organization. Last year, Berggren played the entire season in Grand Rapids (AHL). He played 70 games in his first season in North America. Berggren led the Griffins in scoring and set a Grand Rapids rookie scoring record. Berggren scored 21 goals, 43 assists, 64 points, and had a -18 rating. Berggren should push for a job with Detroit during training camp in September.

#2- Simon Edvinsson, LD

Drafted: 2021 Round 1 #6 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Simon Edvinsson recently signed his entry-level deal with Detroit. After a stellar rookie season playing for Frolunda HC (SHL), he will move to North America this year. In 44 games last year, Edvinsson scored two goals, 17 assists, 19 points, and had a +13 rating. With all of the Red Wings moves during free agency, Edvinsson will likely begin next year in the AHL but will probably be the first defenseman recalled when injury or trade occurs.

#3- Marco Kasper, C

Drafted: 2022 Round 1 #8 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Marco Kasper is the newest addition to Detroit’s pipeline of players. Kasper recently signed his three-year entry-level contract with the Red Wings. Last year, he played 46 games for Rogle BK (SHL), scoring seven goals, four assists, 11 points, and a -10 rating. Despite being drafted by the Ottawa 67s in the recent CHL import draft, Kasper will return and play full-time in the SHL next season. Kasper will likely make a move to North America in 2023.

#4- Sebastian Cossa, G

Sebastian Cossa at Development Camp

Drafted: 2021 Round 1 #15 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Sebastian Cossa is the top goaltending prospect in the Detroit organization. After being drafted last summer, Cossa returned to Edmonton (WHL) and led his team to a Memorial Cup appearance. In 46 games, Cossa had a record of 33-9-3, with six shutouts, a 2.28 GAA, and a .913 SV%. Cossa will make his professional debut this fall and will battle for a spot in Grand Rapids (AHL).

#5- Albert Johansson, LD

Albert Johansson, Farjestad BK (SHL)

Drafted: 2019 Round 2 #60 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Albert Johansson has a bright future on the Red Wings defense. Last season, Johansson was once again loaned to his club team in the SHL. In 52 games playing for Farjestad BK, Johansson scored five goals, 20 assists, 25 points, and had a -6 rating. Johansson will make his North American debut this year and will likely begin the season in Grand Rapids. Johansson is one of the top defensive prospects in the organization and will likely play some games for Detroit by the end of the season.

#6- Pontus Andreasson, C/RW

Pontus Andreasson, Lulea HF (SHL)


Pontus Andreasson recently signed a one-year entry-level deal with Detroit. Last season, Andreasson played 52 games in the SHL, scoring 18 goals, 20 assists, 38 points, and had a +19 rating. After a very successful rookie season playing for Lulea HF, Andreasson seems destined to begin next season in Grand Rapids (AHL). He may surprise people and make his way to Detroit before the end of the season.

#7- Elmer Soderblom, LW/RW

Elmer Soderblom, Frolunda HC (SHL)

Drafted: 2019 Round 6 #159 overall by Detroit

Elmer Soderblom appears to be one of those late-round gems that Detroit always seems to unearth from Europe. Last season, Soderblom played 52 games in the SHL, leading all U21 players in goals with 21. Soderblom also ended up with 33 points and had a -10 rating. He will bring his size (6’8″, 249 lbs.) to North America and begin next season in Grand Rapids (AHL). After adapting to the smaller North American ice surface, Soderblom will likely make his NHL debut in 2023.

#8- Jared McIsaac, LD

Jared McIsaac, Grand Rapids (AHL)

Drafted: 2018 Round 2 #36 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Not to be forgotten, Jared McIsaac is also a terrific defense prospect for the Red Wings. After several surgeries on his shoulders, McIsaac had a breakthrough rookie season playing for Grand Rapids (AHL) last year. In 70 games, McIsaac scored five goals, 19 assists, 24 points, and had a -11 rating. McIsaac will likely start the season back in the AHL but will see his first action in Detroit before the end of the season.

#9- William Wallinder, LD

William Wallinder at Development Camp

Drafted: 2020 Round 2 #32 overall by Detroit Red Wings

William Wallinder is another top defensive prospect in the Red Wings organization. Last year, Wallinder played 47 games for Rogle BK (SHL). He scored four goals, 15 assists, 19 points, and had a +5 rating. Wallinder remains unsigned but should sign an entry-level contract with Detroit next summer. Wallinder will return to the SHL next year before moving to North America to begin the 2023-2024 campaign.

#10- Donovan Sebrango, LD

Donovan Sebrango, Grand Rapids (AHL)

Drafted: 2020 Round 3 #63 overall by Detroit Red Wings

Donovan Sebrango is in a make-or-break year with Grand Rapids (AHL). At 20, he has already played 96 games in the AHL. In 65 games last year, Sebrango scored one goal, six assists, seven points, and had a -7 rating. His ranking in the Detroit organization continues to slide as higher-profile defensemen are added through the draft. Sebrango will bring his steady game back for a 3rd AHL season this fall.

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Chris Giles

Chris Giles is a former junior hockey player and coach from Canada. He has been a diehard Detroit Red Wings fan for almost 50 years. Chris is an avid golfer who has volunteered at several PGA and Canadian Open Championships throughout North America.

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