The Detroit Red Wings may not have many young players on their team as they are the third oldest team in the NHL, but they still have quite a few talented youngsters that are ready to break into the NHL on a full-time basis (via nhlnumbers.com).
The Red Wings seem to have patented how to "groom" their prospects to fit their organizational needs. This gives prospects enough time to mature before coming to the NHL and being thrust into the limelight.
Despite the average age of the current Red Wings team, there are younger players that fans should get excited about for the coming season (or, if this season is cancelled, for the 2013-14 season).
Here are four players that fans will learn to love in the coming season.