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Friday, June 26, 2009

Wings trade first-round pick

As they did in 2006, the Red Wings traded their first-round pick for two draft picks, tonight. Tampa Bay got Detroit's pick (29th overall) and took Carter Ashton. Detroit gained the 32nd overall pick (second in the second round tomorrow morning) and the 75th overall pick (a third-rounder).

Detroit didn't have a fourth-round pick this draft because of the Brad Stuart trade from a year ago.

"We have about five more names on our list still," said Detroit vice president and assistant general manager Jim Nill. "So we add a third-round pick. We knew we'd get a guy we wanted (at 32)."

The Wings have two second-round picks and two third-round picks when the draft resumes today.


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