National Hockey League

Former Red Wings draft pick dies

Princeton, NJ (Sports Network) - Former Detroit Red Wings draft pick Bryan Rufenach has died.

The ECHL said Tuesday that Rufenach, 23, died this week while traveling in Switzerland. It gave no further details.

Rufenach, a defenseman, played in 60 games with the Toledo Walleye over the previous two seasons and scored 14 goals with 21 assists. He also played 13 games for Grand Rapids of the AHL.

He was taken in the seventh round with the 208th overall pick by the Red Wings in 2007 after four seasons at Clarkson University.

06/05 19:20:26 ET