Red Wings make NHL history with 2024 Draft selection

This has never happened before!



The Detroit Red Wings entered the 2024 NHL Draft with the 15th overall selection, and they made a bit of hockey history when it came their turn to announce their selection at the Sphere in Las Vegas. 

With the pick, the Red Wings selected forward Michael Brandsegg-Nygård, who becomes the first ever Norwegian native to be drafted in Round 1: 

He entered the 2024 NHL Draft ranked as the 6th overall European player available by NHL Central Scouting, 20th overall by TSN's Bob McKenzie, and 16th overall by Sportsnet. 

For those unfamiliar with Brandsegg-Nygård, take a peek at his scouting report below via Inside the Rink

"Brandsegg-Nygard’s a crafty winger with a lot of potential; he’s pushed the limits and is setting his own goals now. His game is incredibly complete, and he’s got a nice scoring touch to what he does, and he relies on his many strengths to help him play to the very end. The confidence is shown in his skating and shooting, and he might immediately step into the NHL because of it."

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