In the 7th Round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Detroit selects Owen Mehlenbacher and Brennan Ali

The Red Wings wrap up their 2022 draft by selecting a pair of players in the 7th round.

Apparently no people in the organization had draft eligible sons.

With their first 7th round pick (201 overall), they take center Owen Mehlenbacher, center from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL.

Date of Birth: Jan 26, 2004
Position: C
Age: 18
Height: 6’2” / 188 cm
Place of Birth: Fort Erie, ON, CAN
Weight: 190 lbs / 86 kg”
Nation: Canada
Shoots: L

He’ll be playing for the University of Wisconsin next season.

At 212, Detroit takes Brennan Ali, a center from the USHL. He’s 6’1” and 201 lbs. with a left shot. Looking at Elite Prospects, it seems like he fell from where he was projected to go:

Ranked #141 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #103 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #53 by TSN/CRAIG BUTTON
Ranked #83 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Ranked #66 by SMAHT SCOUTING

Again, it doesn’t look like there are highlight videos more than just 10 second clips. If you find some, drop them in the comments.

And that’s it! Barring any trades, that’s the 2022 draft for the Red Wings. Thanks for joining us today. We’ll have a wrap up article a little later, so think about what grade you would give the draft so you can share that in those comments.