Wings Wrapup 2008 NHL Entry Draft

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings have chosen defenseman Max Nicastro with their second pick (91st overall) in the two-day NHL Draft.
The Red Wings used their third-round pick Saturday to select the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Nicastro, a Thousand Oaks, Calif., native who currently plays for the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League.
Nicastro had six goals and 14 assists in 58 games this past season, according to the team's Web site.
The Red Wings' other selections Saturday were:
-- center Gustav Nyquist of Halmstad, Sweden, who played last season with Malmo Junior of the Swedish Junior League, in the fourth round (121st overall);
-- center Julien Cayer of Longueuil, Quebec, who played last season for Northwood (N.Y.) High School, in the fifth round (151st overall);
-- left wing Stephen Johnston of Guelph, Ontario, who played last season for Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League, in the sixth round (181st overall); and
-- center Jesper Samuelsson of Stockholm, Sweden, who played last season for Timra of the Swedish League, in the seventh round (211th overall).
Detroit chose goalie Thomas McCollum on Friday with its first pick (30th overall). The Wings had no second-round pick because they traded it to the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 27 for defenseman Brad Stuart.


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