Cory Emmerton: Emmerton was selected 41st overall in 2006. In totality he spent four years in the OHL with Kingston, establishing himself as well above a point per game player. As he transitioned into the AHL in 2008, he scored 35 and 37 points in his first two years respectively, but with his skills he should be producing at least twice that much.
Now in this third year he has 21 points in 32 games. The reason he doesn't make the cut on this list is because it seems as though he may have plateaued. He has all the skill and scouts say he fits the Red Wings style perfectly, but this is a contract year so he needs to continue this breakout season. If he can keep progressing he could be a top 6 forward in the NHL. As a side note, he just scored his first NHL goal in his first call up on January 22 against the Blackhawks.
Joakim Andersson: Andersson was drafted 88th overall in 2007. He has spent the last 3 years playing with Frolunda (the last 2 in the Swedish Elite League). The Red Wings figure him to be a third line center in the future, so he has put up decent numbers for the kind of player that he is. He is dynamite in the face-off circle like a Kris Draper, but has a size closer to that of Johan Franzen (if he can add 15 pounds). This is his first year in Grand Rapids, and he is doing well. The Wings would like to see some increased production (has 10 points in 43 games), and his face-off percentage has dropped off, but overall Andersson is progressing pretty well. Only time will tell if he can make the jump to the Big League.
Adam Almqvist: This 19 year old defenseman was selected 210th overall in 2009. He spent last year playing with HV-71 in Sweden, and he put great numbers for a defenseman. He is considered to be somewhat of a high risk, but if he can add about 20 pounds to his frame and learn to be stronger on his skates, he could be a great powerplay quarterback at the NHL level. Hakan Andersson (who is responsible for discovering guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg) was quoted as saying he has fantastic hockey sense, "the best I've seen in years". With Andersson's track record I'm inclined to believe him. So keep your eye on Mr. Almqvist, you may see him sooner rather than later.