Red Wings Select Michigan Native Larkin with 15th Overall Pick

Posted at 9:06 PM, Jun 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-27 21:06:39-04

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2014) — The Detroit Red Wings didn’t have to look far for their first pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

With the 15th overall selection, the Red Wings selected Dylan Larkin who hails from Waterford and will be a freshman at the University of Michigan this winter. Larkin is the highest selected draft pick for the Red Wings since Martin Lapointe was drafted 10th overall in 1991.

Larkin has spent the past two seasons playing for the United States National Development Team. This season Larkin recorded 56 points (31 goals, 25 assists) in 60 games with the USNDT Under 18 squad.

Larkin (6-feet-1, 190 lbs) is described by scouts as a speedy, two-way center. He’s considered to have a high hockey IQ and plays with a lot of intensity.