Just after the 28th pick, the Wings completed a trade with Phoenix, handing the Coyotes the 29th and 152nd picks in exchange for the 41st and 47th. So, although they've only had two first rounders in the last 7 years, the Wings traded it away for two second-round selections. They now have three picks in the second round (41st, 47th, and 62nd).
Phoenix used the pick to select a defenseman, Chris Summers, a smooth-skating American U-18 gold medal winner, according to TSN's draft tracker
and James Mirtle
Pretty disappointing the Wings only did such a minor deal. I'll be honest: visions of Shane Doan in the Winged Wheel went through my head when they mentioned the Wings were talking a trade over with Phoenix. Paul Kukla
says the Wings are uncomfortable drafting in the first round. It sure seems like it!
Guess we'll have to wait and see who they pick with what they got. Since OLN is no longer broadcasting the draft, if you're in the States, you'll have to watch it online with NHL Network's live stream
(via. Kukla's Korner
). If you're like me and on a slow connection, try refreshing Mirtle's liveblog
or NHL Draft Net's tracker
Update (10:04 PM):
The second round picks are in:
41st - Cory Emmerton - C/LW
47th - Shawn Matthias - C
62nd - Dick Axelsson - W
More to come.