Wings take first defensemen in this year’s draft, Mitchell Wheaton

After taking five straight forwards with their picks, the Wings turned to the blue line with their sixth pick, 139th overall in the fifth round, by taking Mitchell Wheaton.

Wheaton, who’s 6-4 and 230 pounds, plays for Kelowna of the WHL. He had a goal and seven assists in 39 games last season.

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