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MEET THE WINGS' DRAFT PICKS

Landon Ferraro


By GEORGE SIPPLE
Detroit Free Press Sports Writer

C Landon Ferraro

Pick: Second round, 32nd overall
Team: Red Deer (Western Hockey League)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 165. Shoots: Right.
Profile: Scored a team-high 37 goals and 18 assists in 68 games last season. Ranked 18th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Father Ray Ferraro scored 408 goals in 18 NHL seasons. Coached by former Wings defenseman Jesse Wallin.

C Tomas Tatar

Pick: Second round, 60th overall
Team: Zvolen (Slovakia)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 176. Shoots: Left
Profile: Has two brothers who play professionally in Europe. Patterns game after Martin St. Louis. Stock really rose after a strong showing at the 2009 World Junior Championships. He was Slovakia's top forward with seven goals and four assists in the tournament. Ranked 14th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

F Andrej Nestrasil

Pick: Third round, 75th overall
Team: Victoriaville (QMJHL)
Height: 6-2. Weight: 200. Shoots: Left.
Profile: A native of Prague, Czech Republic. Scored 22 goals, 35 assists and 57 points in 66 games in his first season with Victoriaville in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past season. Scored 12 goals and 16 assists in 40 games with Slavia Jr. in 2007-08. Was ranked 67th in the midterm rankings by NHL Central Scouting, but dropped to 131 in the final rankings.

D Gleason Fournier

Pick: Third round, 90th overall
Team: Rimouski (QMJHL)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 176. Shoots: Left.
Profile: Scored three goals, 25 assists, 28 points in 66 games with 64 penalty minutes in Rimouski this past season. Listed the Red Wings as his favorite team and Sidney Crosby as his favorite player. Ranked 62nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

D Nick Jensen

Pick: Fifth round, 151st overall
Team: Green Bay (USHL)
Height: 6-1. Weight: 187. Shoots: Right.
Profile: Scored five goals, 17 assists and 27 points in 52 games with 27 penalty minutes for Green Bay this past season. Led the USHL with a plus-34 rating. Ranked 120 overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Father Jeff Jensen played college hockey at Lake Superior State and was a 10th round pick of the Colorado Rockies in 1978. Mother played volleyball at LSSU. Committed to St. Cloud State.

F Mitchell Callahan

Pick: Sixth round, 180th overall
Team: Kelowna (WHL)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 175. Shoots: Right.
Profile: Scored 14 goals, 13 assists and 27 points in 70 games this season with 188 penalty minutes. California native who likes to drop the gloves. Unranked by NHL Central Scouting.

D Adam Almqvist

Pick: Seventh round, 209th overall
Team: HV 71 Jr. (Sweden)
Height: 5-10. Weight: 169. Shoots: Shoots left.
Profile: Has played two seasons for HV 71 Jr. Scored eight goals, 28 assists and 36 points in 51 games this past season with 44 penalty minutes. Ranked 61st among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.



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