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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Finally, a Swede

With their seventh-round pick -- the 210th overall and the penultimate selection in the draft -- the Red Wings took their only Swede of the draft, defenseman Adam Almqvist.

The 5-10 left-handed shot hasn't risen above the junior level in Sweden yet. This season, he showed an offensive flash with the HV71 juniors, tallying eight goals and 36 points in 41 games. In addition, he was a plus-19.

Last winter -- his first in juniors -- he had seven points in 23 games and was a plus-4 with HV71.

Almqvist is an 18-year-old who is slight with just 167 pounds on his 5-10 frame.


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