Great hockey minds in Minnesota are well aware of the Wild's tremendous group of prospects waiting to make NHL names for themselves. Six of those prospects are playing in the World Junior Championships -- set to begin next week. Super prospect Mikel Granlund and Jonas Brodin, the Wild's 2011 No. 1 draft choice, are two of the six to keep an eye on.
Gophers' Erik Haula used World Juniors to gain Wild's attention
Gophers' sophomore forward Erik Haula was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft. After being drafted, Haula's performance at the 2010 World Juniors opened the eyes of the Wild. Now he's one of the top-scoring sophomore's in the country.