Minnesota has once again played a prominent part of the NHL draft. Fifteen natives of the State of Hockey had their names called in Philadelphia this weekend.
The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone and the next generation of Minnesota Wild players have been chosen. My previous blog went into detail about 1st round pick Alex Tuch. Here is what you need to know about the other players drafted by Minnesota.
The best way to describe the 2014 NHL Draft is forward heavy. If you need a center or a wing there is a good chance you can get one in this draft. That’s exactly what the Minnesota Wild did Friday night as they selected Alex Tuch with the 18th pick overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Otherwise it was a pretty quiet night for Minnesota.
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The New York Islanders fulfilled a need by adding rugged forward Cal Clutterbuck in a trade with the Minnesota Wild and unloaded a bit of a headache in the process. New York and Minnesota worked out a deal Sunday early in the NHL draft that sent Clutterbuck and a third-round pick to the Islanders for fellow forward Nino Niederreiter, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2010 draft.
The Minnesota Wild have signed teenager and first-round draft pick Mathew Dumba. The Wild announced Thursday the signing of 17-year-old Dumba, who was the seventh overall draft pick.
The Minnesota Wild sure caught the attention of their fans at last year’s NHL draft, completing a big trade that was one of the headlines of the weekend event at their home arena.
The Minnesota Wild traded their third and fourth-round picks Saturday to the Canucks, using Vancouver’s second-round pick, No. 60 overall, to select left wing Mario Lucia of Wayzata High School.
The Minnesota Wild have selected defenseman Jonas Brodin with the 10th pick in the NHL draft.
The Wild announced Tuesday they’ll host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Sept. 23; the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, Sept. 27; and the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, Sept. 30.
The Minnesota Wild are staying home for this year’s NHL draft.
Four Minnesota natives were picked in the first round of the NHL draft. Duluth defenseman Derek Forbort was the 15th overall selection on Friday night, by the Los Angeles Kings.