They'll be teammates next season at Denver, and hopefully one day in Detroit.
With their top two picks on the second day of the draft, the Red Wings selected a scoring defenseman in Shai Buium and a Detroit native and Little Caesars product in winger Carter Mazur. Both are U-D commits.
Detroit was clearly targeting Buium, another big blue-liner in the mold of sixth overall pick Simon Edvinsson and 2021 sixth overall pick Moritz Seider. The club traded up to snag him at No. 36, sending picks Nos. 38 and 128 to Vegas.
Buium, 6'3, was ranked No. 20 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting and No. 32 overall by TSN's Craig Button. A left-hand shot, he put up 26 points in 50 games last season for Sioux City of the USHL after leaving Shattuck St. Mary's.