Top 20 Minnesota Wild Prospects – May

By Greg Komarnicky
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May 23rd, 2015
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The Minnesota Wild suffer from a depleted prospect pool. This is thanks to many of the prospects graduating in recent seasons including Niederreiter, Granlund, Coyle and Haula. Zucker sits on the verge of joining that group with 98 games played.

Kaapo Kahkonen looked very strong thus year. Kahonen finished with a 2.11 GAA and a .925SV%. The 18 yr old goaltender has some work to do, but we have seen some of the great goaltenders the Wild have produced, and may see another one here.

Sadly, Wild 2013 2nd rounder Gustav Olofsson received a bad injury this season causing him to play only one game this year. The 20 yr old defenseman shows promise, participating for Sweden in WJC last year. This coming season will be big for him as he tries to dust the rust off and prove himself in the professional level.

Boston 2nd rounder, Jared Knight is a new addition to the Wild. Knight was added in a trade that saw Zack Phillips head to Boston. The winger has been struggling in the pros so far, but has seen quite the change since the change of scenary. Knight recorded 7pts in 15gp with the Wild since the trade.

This list contains any skater below 100gp in the regular season and under the age of 26. For goalies it is under 50gp in the regular season and under the age of 26. Ranks 11-20 are on the 2nd page.

RankPrevious RankPlayer NamePositionCurrent TeamHeightWeightAcquiredGames Played
1N/AMatt DumbaDMinnesota Wild (NHL)6'0''183lbsDraft (1st, 7th, 2012)71
2N/AAlex TuchRWBoston College (NCAA)6'4''220lbsDraft (1st, 18th, 2014)0
3N/AJason ZuckerLW/RWMinnesota Wild (NHL)5'11''187lbsDraft (2nd, 59th, 2010)98
4N/AKaapo KahkonenGTuto (Mestis)6'2''198lbsDraft (4th, 109th, 2014)0
5N/AGustav OlofssonDIowa Wild (AHL)6'2''190lbsDraft (2nd, 46th, 2013)0
6N/ATyler GraovacCIowa Wild (AHL)6'4''205lbsDraft (7th, 191st, 2011)3
7N/AReid DukeCBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)5'11''190lbsDraft (6th, 169th, 2014)0
8N/AChristian FolinDMinnesota Wild (NHL)6'3''214lbsSigning (2014)41
9N/AMichael KeranenC/RWIowa Wild (AHL)6'1''176lbsSigning (2014)0
10N/AZack MitchellRWIowa Wild (AHL)6'0''183lbsSigning (2014)0
11N/AMario LuciaLW/RWUniversity of Notre Dame (NCAA)6'3''205lbsDraft (2nd, 60th, 2011)0
12N/ASteve MichalekGHarvard University (NCAA)6'2''196lbsDraft (6th, 161st, 2011)0
13N/AJared KnightRWIowa Wild (AHL)5'10''203lbsTrade (BOS, 2015)0
14N/ADylan LabbeDIowa Wild (AHL)6'2''185lbsDraft (4th, 107th, 2013)0
15N/AChase LangCCalgary Hitmen (WHL)6'1''176lbsDraft (6th, 167th, 2014)0
16N/AZach PalmquistDIowa Wild (AHL)6'0''174lbsSigning (2015)0
17N/AJordan SchroederC/RWMinnesota Wild (NHL)5'8''183lbsTrade (VAN, 2014)81
18N/AAdam GilmourRWBoston College (NCAA)6'3''194lbsDraft (4th, 98th, 2012)0
19N/AChristoph BertschyC/WBern (NLA)5'10''185lbsDraft (6th, 158th, 2012)0
20N/APavel JenysCIowa Wild (AHL)6'2''192lbsDraft (7th, 199th, 2014)0
Greg Komarnicky (216 Posts)

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