NHL 19: Detroit Red Wings Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Detroit Red Wings to glory with this roster?


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There are a few very talented young forwards currently in Detroit Red Wings jerseys, but for the most part, this is an aging team which needs to be rebuilt over the next few seasons or so. With talisman Henrik Zetterberg retiring before the start of the season – but NHL 19 mercifully leaving him in the team for the game – this team should begin selling off their valuable older players for picks and prospects as they lack much hope of seeing the playoffs for a few years.

Dylan Larkin, Center, 84 OVR

Age: 22
Role: Playmaker Center
Height: 185cm
Weight: 90kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 93 Acceleration, Speed. 90 Agility, Deking

Dylan Larkin looks to be the long-term central star of the historic franchise once the team has re-tooled to provide a strong team for him to lead. With 16 goals and 63 points, he led the Detroit Red Wings last season and had done so 28 games into this campaign, scoring ten goals and 24 points. 

Danny DeKeyer, Defenseman, 82 OVR

Age: 28
Role: Defensive Defenseman
Height: 191cm
Weight: 87kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 88 Slap Shot Power, Strength, Balance

With the likes of Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, and Trevor Daley all on the wrong side of 30, Danny DeKeyser presents the team’s most youthful top defenseman at 28 who they’ll be looking to lean on over the next four or five seasons. He’s one of the better defensive defensemen in the game, with the rating system greatly favoring two-way defensemen, and despite the Red Wings finishing with a -38 goal difference, he maintained a +2 rating having only scored 12 points. 

Jimmy Howard, Goaltender, 83 OVR

Age: 34
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 185cm
Weight: 99kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 88 Rebound Control, Breakaway, Angles, Glove Low

Having successfully bumped the once up-and-coming Petr Mrazek out of the team, veteran Jimmy Howard has established himself as Detroit’s number one goalie. His decent save percentage of .910 and goals against average of 2.85 may be eclipsed this season despite the lack of improvements in the lines in front of him. Through 20 starts, Howard reeled in a .920 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average. 

NHL 19 Detroit Red Wings Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Detroit Red Wings’ first lines start. For what the starting lines lack in overall rating, they more than make up for with shooting skill and speed. It’s a rather user-friendly line, especially with the size and stick of Anthony Mantha coupled with the pace and playmaking ability of Dylan Larkin.

Tyler Bertuzzi (79) – Dylan Larkin (84) – Anthony Mantha (83)
Jonathan Ericsson (79) – Mike Green (82)
Jimmy Howard (83)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Henrik Zetterberg

84

Playmaker Center

183cm

37

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Stick Checking, Offensive Awareness, Poise, Slap Shot Power

Gustav Nyquist

83

Right Wing Sniper

180cm

29

Left

93 Acceleration, Agility. 90 Speed, Deking, Hand-Eye

Anthony Mantha

83

Right Wing Power Forward

196cm

23

Left

91 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power. 89 Strength, Balance

Mike Green

82

Offensive Defenseman

185cm

32

Right

90 Slap Shot Power. 88 Wrist Shot Power, Offensive Awareness, Passing

Andreas Athanasiou

81

Playmaker Center

188cm

24

Left

91 Acceleration, Speed. 87 Stick Checking, Balance, Strength

Justin Abdelkader

81

Left Wing Power Forward

188cm

31

Left

90 Balance, Strength, Body Checking

Thomas Vanek

81

Left Wing Sniper

188cm

34

Right

88 Balance. 87 Slap Shot Power, Strength

Niklas Kronwall

81

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

37

Left

87 Body Checking, Wrist Shot Power, Endurance, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Darren Helm

80

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

31

Left

92 Speed. 90 Discipline, Acceleration

Trevor Daley

80

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

34

Left

87 Slap Shot Power. 86 Wrist Shot Power, Strength, Balance, Shot Blocking

Frans Nielsen

80

Two-Way Center

185cm

34

Left

95 Discipline. 87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Deking

Tyler Bertuzzi

79

Two-Way Left Wing

185cm

23

Left

90 Aggressiveness. 87 Body Checking. 85 Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Durability, Strength, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Martin Frk

79

Right Wing Sniper

185cm

24

Right

87 Acceleration, Agility, Slap Shot Power

Jonathan Ericsson

79

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

34

Left

88 Strength, Balance, Stick Checking

Nick Jensen

78

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

27

Right

85 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Luke Glendening

77

Two-Way Right Wing

180cm

29

Right

88 Speed, Acceleration. 87 Faceoffs, Stick Checking

Jussi Jokinen

77

Left Wing Playmaker

183cm

35

Left

90 Discipline. 86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Durability, Endurance

Johan Franzen

75

Right Wing Power Forward

193cm

38

Left

90 Strength, Balance. 88 Slap Shot Power

Evgeny Svechnikov

74

Left Wing Sniper

191cm

21

Left

86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Durability, Strength, Balance

Jonathan Bernier

82

Hybrid Goaltender

183cm

30

Left

88 Agility, Speed. 87 Vision, Aggressiveness

Filip Zadina, Right Wing, 76 OVR

Age: 18
Role: Two-Way Forward
Height: 183cm
Weight: 85kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Elite med

Coming into the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Filip Zadina was a clear number three pick in the eyes of many, potentially even battling Andrei Svechnikov for the number two spot. But, with the predicted top two gone, the next teams drafted to their needs, allowing the immensely talented Czech to fall to the Red Wings in sixth. His overall rating may be a bit low for NHL action at the start of the game, but his skating, puck skills, senses, and shooting attributes make him very usable straight away. 

The Detroit Red Wings have a very old team and will be looking to some of the highly-rated talents of this overflowing prospect pool very soon. It may take a season or two for NHL-ready skaters to emerge, but the likes of Michael Rasmussen, Dennis Cholowski, Filip Hronek, and Givani Smith aren’t too far off being good enough to earn a shot.

NHL 19 Detroit Red Wings Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Jared McIsaac

64

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

18

Left

Top 4 med

Otto Kivenmaki

55

Two-Way Left Wing

173cm

18

Left

Bottom 6 med

Alec Regula

56

Two-Way Defenseman

193cm

18

Right

7th D med

Jonathan Berggren

56

Two-Way Center

178cm

18

Left

Top 6 med

Joe Veleno

66

Two-Way Center

185cm

18

Left

Top 6 med

Michael Rasmussen

67

Center Sniper

193cm

19

Left

Top 6 med

Lane Zablocki

57

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

19

Right

Top 9 med

Brady Gilmour

57

Playmaker Center

178cm

19

Left

AHL Top 6 med

Reilly Webb

56

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

19

Right

AHL Top 2 med

Malte Setkov

56

Two-Way Defenseman

198cm

19

Left

Top 6 med

Gustav Lindstrom

62

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

19

Right

Top 6 med

Zach Gallant

60

Two-Way Center

185cm

19

Left

Bottom 6 med

Cole Fraser

54

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

19

Right

7th D med

Dennis Cholowski

68

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

20

Left

Top 4 med

Givani Smith

63

Left Wing Grinder

185cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Filip Hronek

72

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

20

Right

Top 4 med

Vili Saarijarvi

67

Offensive Defenseman

178cm

21

Right

Top 4 low

Jesper Eliasson

59

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

18

Left

AHL Starter med

Kaden Fulcher

59

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

19

Left

AHL Starter med

Victor Brattstrom

60

Butterfly Goaltender

196cm

21

Left

AHL Starter med

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