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Red Wings select goaltender Jesper Eliasson with no. 84 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

To close out the third round for the Red Wings, Detroit takes a goalie in Jesper Eliasson from Växjö Lakers HC J20 in the Swedish SuperElit league at 84th overall with a pick acquired from Pittsburgh.

The Vitals

Age: 18
Hometown: Eksjö, SWE
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 209 lbs
Position: Goaltender


Ranked #11 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Goalies)

Analyzing the pick

Not surprising that the Red Wings took a goalie at some point. There’s not much on Eliasson out there, at least at first glance. Detroit has a history of spinning Swedes into gold, so let’s hope that this pick pans out. His stats from last season look good overall. This is definitely a pick that will take some time to evaluate.