Wild select 7 players in NHL Draft

8:41 PM, Jun 30, 2013   |    comments
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NEWARK, New Jersey - On Sunday night, the Minnesota Wild kept very busy building their roster for the future as they had 7 picks in the NHL Draft.

The Wild traded their 1st round pick in April as part of the deal to bring Jason Pominville to the Twin Cities. While they were unable to trade back into the 1st round, Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher, along with the rest of his staff, still made a lot of big picks to help shape the franchise moving forward.


Here is a list of all the players the Wild drafted this year, along with their previous team. Also below is a list of all the players drafted who have Minnesota connections.

Wild Draft Picks

Round 2 (#46 overall) - Gustav Olofsson - Defenseman - Green Bay (USHL)
Round 3 (#81 overall) - Kurtis Gabriel - Right Wing - Owen Sound (OHL)
Round 4 (#107 overall) - Dylan Labbe - Defenseman - Shawinigan (QMJHL)
Round 5 (#137 overall) - Carson Soucy - Defenseman - Spruce Grove (AJHL) - committed to UMD
Round 6 (#167 overall) - Avery Peterson - Center - Grand Rapids (MN) High School
Round 7 (#197 overall) - Nolan De Jong - Defenseman - Victoria (BCHL)
Round 7 (#200 overall) - Alexandre Belanger - Goaltender - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

NHL Draft Picks with Minnesota Connections

Round 2 (#38 overall) - BUFFALO - Connor Hurley (Edina High School)
Round 2 (#47 overall) - ST. LOUIS - Thomas Vannelli (Minnetonka/committed to Univ. of Minnesota)
Round 3 (#76 overall) - NY ISLANDERS - Taylor Cammarata (committed to Univ. of Minnesota)
Round 3 (#77 overall) - PITTSBURGH - Jake Guentzel (played from 2010-2012 at Hill-Murray)
Round 4 (#106 overall) - NY ISLANDERS - Stephon Williams (MSU-Mankato)
Round 4 (#118 overall) - LA KINGS - Hudson Fasching (Apple Valley/committed to Univ. of Minnesota)
Round 5 (#127 overall) - WINNIPEG - Tucker Poolman (East Grand Forks)
Round 5 (#137 overall) - MINNESOTA - Carson Soucy (committed to UMD)
Round 5 (#141 overall) - SAN JOSE - Michael Brodzinski (committed to Univ. of Minnesota)
Round 5 (#144 overall) - WASHINGTON - Blake Heinrich (committed to UMD)
Round 5 (#147 overall) - ANAHEIM - Grant Besse (Benilde-St. Margaret's)
Round 5 (#148 overall) - LA KINGS - Jonny Brodzinski (St. Cloud State)
Round 6 (#167 overall) - MINNESOTA - Avery Peterson (Grand Rapids High School)
Round 7 (#201 overall) - SAN JOSE - Jacob Jackson (Tartan High School)
Round 7 (#208 overall) - NEW JERSEY - Anthony Brodeur (Shattuck-St. Mary's)

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