While the Minnesota Wild will be looking to fill team needs during next week's NHL Draft, goalie won't be one of the them. "Usually we don’t want to tip our hand, but we’re not drafting a goalie in the first round," GM Chuck Fletcher said. Instead, forward and defense will be the team's top priorities.
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NHL Draft: Wild selects defenseman Mathew Dumba with No. 7 pick
The Minnesota Wild used the No. 7 pick in the NHL Draft to select Mathew Dumba, a defenseman from the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League. Dumba finished last season with 20 goals and 37 assists.
Wild to pick seventh in NHL Draft
The Minnesota Wild will be picking seventh in June's NHL Draft. The Wild had a 4.7 percent chance of moving up in Monday night's draft lottery, but didn't. Notable NHL players selected seventh overall include Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter in 2003 and former Golden Gopher Kyle Okoposo, who was drafted by the Islanders in 2006.
Wild takes Lou Nanne's grandson with team's final NHL draft pick
A surname familiar to Minnesota sports fans cropped up Saturday among the Wild's final six selections in the NHL draft. Louis Nanne, the grandson of former Minnesota North Stars great Lou Nanne, was taken as the Wild's last pick. Louis Nanne's father is Wild scout Marty Nanne.
Fletcher knows the Wild still needs to add top-end NHL players
The Minnesota Wild has done a nice job over the last two years adding talented prospects to the organization. Those prospects could be the bright spot of the Wild's future, but at the same time GM Chuck Fletcher says the Wild knows it has to "add some more NHL talent."
Yeo: Wild won't tank games to improve draft position
In the NHL, the worst five teams after each season have a shot at the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Wild, after winning three games in a row, have the seventh worst record in the league, but head coach Mike Yeo says the Wild won't tank the final three games to improve their draft position. He says winning now is "far more important than two, three spots in the draft."
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