RED WINGS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN MADISON BOWEY & SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK IN 2020 FROM WASHINGTON FOR DEFENSEMAN NICK JENSEN AND FIFTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK IN 2019
Detroit Now Holds 25 Picks Across Next Three NHL Entry Drafts
The Detroit Red Wings have acquired defenseman Madison Bowey and a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Nick Jensen and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, originally acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in the trade for forward Scott Wilson.
Bowey, 23, has suited up in 33 games for the Capitals this season, tallying six points (1-5-6) and 38 penalty minutes. A Stanley Cup Champion with the Capitals last season, Bowey appeared in 51 games with Washington during his rookie campaign, recording 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native also played in 113 games for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League, recording 51 points (9-42-51) across parts of three seasons (2015-18), including 31 postseason games, in which the blueliner tacked on 10 points (2-8-10). Prior to turning professional, Bowey spent five seasons (2010-15) with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, totaling 172 points (58-114-172) in 259 games. Internationally, Bowey has earned three gold medals representing Canada – the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Jensen, 28, skated in 60 games for the Red Wings this season, tallying two goals and 13 assists. The blueliner currently sits fourth on the Red Wings in time on ice (20:48) and sixth on the team in plus/minus (plus-1). The Rogers, Minn., native has recorded 43 points (6-37-43) and 56 penalty minutes in 190 NHL games – all with the Red Wings. Jensen has also logged 222 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins across four seasons (2013-17), tallying 61 points (10-51-61) and a plus-51 rating. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Jensen spent three seasons at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association prior to his professional career and recorded 86 points (15-71-86), 36 penalty minutes and a plus-28 rating in 118 games from 2010-13. Internationally, the 6-foot, 194-pound defenseman represented Team USA at the 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Herning, Denmark, helping the U.S. to a bronze medal.
The Red Wings currently hold nine draft picks for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, owning their own selection in each round in addition to the NY Islanders’ second-round pick (via Vegas) and Columbus’ fifth-round pick. They also have eight selections in both the 2020 and 2021 NHL Entry Drafts, having added Washington’s second-round pick in 2020 and Vegas’ third-round choice in 2021 in addition to their own picks in each round.