The 2013-14 NHL season was a tough one for the Detroit Red Wings. They managed to keep their stunning playoff streak alive, but it took just about everything the organization had to get there. Injuries kept the team in shambles throughout the campaign, and if it weren't for the heroics of Gustav Nyquist, the Red Wings might have missed the postseason for the first time in more than two decades.
Due to these complications, general manager Ken Holland made a first-round selection much earlier than usual. Detroit had the 15th overall pick with the chance to snag an impact player in the upper half of the first round.
Overall, the Red Wings will made seven selections in the 2014 draft (barring any trades or movement). Holland traded away the team's second-round choice to the Nashville Predators as part of the David Legwand trade.
The Red Wings are generally considered one of the stronger drafting teams in the NHL. Here is an in-depth analysis of all seven picks made by the Wings in this year's NHL draft.