Red Wings sign top prospect Lucas Raymond to entry-level deal

Canada's Dylan Holloway (20) harasses Sweden's Lucas Raymond (26) during second period Hlinka Gretzky Cup gold medal game action. (Codie McLachlan/CP)

The Detroit Red Wings have signed the fourth-overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Lucas Raymond, to a three-year, entry-level deal beginning in 2021-22, the team announced Friday.

The smooth-skating, playmaking winger put up 18 points in 34 games with Frolunda in the SHL this season.

The native of Gothenburg, Sweden also starred for his country at the 2021 world juniors, tying for the team lead in points with five in five games.

Raymond — who clocks in at five-foot-10, 183 pounds — is the Red Wings’ highest draft pick since they took Keith Primeau third overall in 1990 and is expected to lead the next generation of stars in Detroit as the franchise undergoes a complete rebuild since its last playoff season in 2015-16.

April 16, 2021

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Lucas Raymond
Left Wing
AGE: 19

SIGNED BY
Detroit Red Wings
LENGTH
3 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Entry-Level Deal
SALARY CAP HIT
N/A
TOTAL
N/A

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