With the #6 overall pick the Red Wings select Filip Zadina. Zadina is a 6’0 Right Wing who is 18 years old. The prospect from Czech Rep. tallied 44 goals and a total of 82 points in 57 games. Zadina is explosive from each end of the ice and has a very accurate shot. In addition, he doesn’t give up on plays in the defensive zone with his ability to get into passing lanes.
Zadina ended up falling into the Red Wings lap which was a gift because they would have been fine with taking the next best defensemen. The Wings definitely could have used a defensemen, but if a goal scorer like Zadina falls into the lap then it’s a no brainier to take him. This is a very sexy pick for the Wings and most likely will jump right into the starting lineup.