Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 3/29/13
He was considered the best available collegiate free agent and he was being courted by nearly every team in the National Hockey League. Among the reported front runners were the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, his hometown Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators. He also met with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers. On Friday morning, Western Michigan University defenseman Danny DeKeyser decided to become a member of the Red Wings, per John Shannon of Sportsnet as well as others. Considering the fact that he was going to get maximum allowed entry level money anyway, DeKeyser’s decision came down to other factors. Nashville offered a really good fit for the Macomb, Michigan native. They have a long history of developing solid NHL defensemen (Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Kimmo Timonen, Roman Josi, Kevin Klein, etc.). They offer a sold out building every night with a city who understands an athlete’s privacy when out on the town. They’ve been to the playof...
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