Top Red Wings prospect won't play in Detroit any time soon

A bit of disappointing news for those hoping to see him try and crack the lineup soon.



For fans of the Detroit Red Wings who were hoping to soon catch a glimpse of a highly regarded young prospect, it looks as though that wait has now been extended. 

Dmitri Buchelnikov, whom Detroit took with the 52nd overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, has reportedly signed a contract extension with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. 

After having been on loan to Admiral Vladivostok, Buchelnikov is now eligible to return to SKA St. Petersburg. 

(Translated from Russian via

“Before moving to Admiral, I wondered for about a month where they could loan me out, and whether they would loan me out at all,” Buchelnikov explained. “There were enough options – Lada, Sochi, Amur, and Admiral. Until the last moment I did not know how the situation was developing. Then the agent called: “That’s it, we’re going to the Admiral.”

“It was a day off, my mother and I were walking the dog in the forest. Both my mother and I were happy and took this news positively. Everyone wants to play in the KHL. When there is a chance, how can you not take advantage of it?”

In 55 games with Admiral Vladivostok, Buchelnikov tallied 13 goals with 16 assists. 

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