Ken Holland has his sights set on 119 prospects at this week’s NHL combine in Toronto. The Red Wings general manager, who will be joined by his amateur scouts at the combine, is hoping to find that next up-and-coming player that can make an impact on the organization. “We’re in a room here, and every 20 minutes or so, another young player comes in and we have an opportunity to interview him and get to know him better,” Holland said. And, just like the NFL and NBA combines, the NHL’s combine features a fitness component on Saturday. Players will be tested on overhand pull-ups, single leg squats (both legs) and agility. Holland said Jiri Fischer, director of player development, along with the team’s strength and conditioning coordinators, will oversee the fitness testing. The Red Wings have the 15th pick in the draft June 27, with rounds 2-7 on June 28.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland looks for a gem at draft combine
Detroit News | May 28