Wild excited about Jared Spurgeon

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon burst onto the scene last year on his 21st birthday. Despite his small frame, the rookie played with unexpected poise on the blue line. Now Spurgeon's confidence is on the rise, and that has the Wild excited.
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Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon burst onto the scene last year on his 21st birthday. Despite his small frame, the rookie played with unexpected poise on the blue line. Now Spurgeon's confidence is on the rise, and that has the Wild excited.

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