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Red Wings hope draft pick Kyle Aucoin is a chip off the old block

Detroit — If Red Wings draft pick Kyle Aucoin needs advice about his hockey career, he has an invaluable resource right in the house.

His dad Adrian played 18 years in the NHL, with seven teams, while playing a staggering 1,108 games.

“He’s always been my role model, someone I could always look up to,” said Kyle, the Wings’ sixth-round draft pick last month. “Always there to give me knowledge about the game as we’d drive down to the games.

“He’s someone I want to model my life after.”

Interestingly, there was one hockey memory that sticks in Kyle’s mind about his dad’s career.