LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Riley Sheahan, drafted 21th overall by the Detroit Red Wings, poses on stage with team personnel during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Detroit Red Wings are scheduled to hold six picks in next week's 2012 NHL Draft.
The 2012 NHL Draft order was announced by the league on Friday afternoon. The NHL Draft is set for next Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh, although the Detroit Red Wings are not currently scheduled to be involved on Friday. This is because they sent their first-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a trade for defenseman Kyle Quincey. As a result, the Red Wings currently have the following six picks (they pick 19th in each round):
Round 2 - 49th overall
Round 3 - 80th overall
Round 4 - 110th overall
Round 5 - 140th overall
Round 6 - 170th overall
Round 7 - 200th overall
Of course, the main focus of the draft likely won't end up being on who the Red Wings pick, but rather on what trades develop next weekend. There is expected to be a lot of activity, and the Red Wings should be in the thick of it.