With the 100th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Red Wings select defenseman Malte Setkov out of Denmark.
Here’s what we know:
Setkov is a 6’4” left-handed defenseman playing with the Malmo Redhawks in the Superelit league. He had 12 points in 38 games last season. Setkov was not ranked among the main scouting services. We don’t know much about Setkov because of that. I personally have never seen him play. Here’s what I dug up using a google search:
Absolutely huge Danish defender.who moves well in all directions for a large guy. Teams will look at him as a developmental player who is physically active in the corners and wall and projects as a defensive defensive man who will progress as a carrier and attacker.
Here are my notes on LHD Malte Setkov from today's J20 Superelit game between Malmo & Södertälje. First time I've seen him but not the last. pic.twitter.com/00C2fIX9OW— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) November 19, 2016
There appears to be a trend in this draft for the Red Wings — every player taken so far is 6’0” or taller. So, it appears that they are very interested in drafting for size, as they’ve gone off the map with nearly every pick so far.