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Red Wings select Seth Barton with no. 81 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Red Wings are really loading up on defense now, they’re taking Seth Barton out of the British Columbia League.

The Vitals

Age: 18
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 175 lbs
Position: Defense

Elite Prospects

Ranked #157 by ISS HOCKEY
Ranked #147 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #94 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)

Analyzing the pick

Barton has been compared to a young Brent Seabrook, according to NHL Network. I personally have very limited knowledge on Barton, but the film on him looks promising. He’s a right-handed defenseman, one who is considered to be one of the better defensemen coming out of the BCHL this year.

The really interesting part of Seth Barton is that he’s headed to the NCAA next season. He’ll skate with UMass-Lowell, which is a competitive program.