The Minnesota Wild has become a much better team since general manager, Bill Guerin has taken over. Before he got there, they’ve done a nice job of building a strong farm system, and now is a good time to highlight that. So, who are the top prospects in the Wild organization?
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If this talented center didn’t get Covid-19, he would have made the team. Last year was a lost year for him. The Austrian’s stick and puck control are terrific, and the hockey I. Q. is very high. Rossi attacks the offensive zone.
This goalie is fast and athletic. Smart. Playing against top competition in the SHL. Wallstedt isn’t a high-risk goalie, and he could come to North American in the next few seasons depending on his contract.
This left-wing can set up a tic-tac-toe or impress you with his shot-blocking. His goal scoring is evident, and his two-way play makes him a potential 50–60-point player in the NHL someday.
Igor Larionov had this to say about this center entering the 2021 World Junior Championship:
“It’s all about little details. The game of hockey isn’t just about scoring goals and getting assists. Face-offs are a very important part of the game. He was very, very good in that department. Still, it’s about being the best.”
Is a solid, physical defenseman who skates well and can play a shutdown role as well as play on the power play.
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Vladislav Firstov has a pro wrist shot and is an excellent passer. He got used to playing in North America quickly. This left-wing was just under a point-per-game last season for UConn.
He likes to use deception in the offensive zone and then ripped a nice wrist shot in the net. He holds the puck well and is an excellent stick handler. Showed speed on the wing. Good passer. Plays well in the defensive zone. Holds the puck well. Lodnia may play one more year in the KHL or in Iowa in the AHL.
This pivot was drafted in the sixth round out of high school in 2019 and rocketed up to co-Rookie of the Year for BC last season. He has good hands and a deadly shot from the slot.
This young defenseman can distribute the puck with ease on the power play. Peart dekes around defenders to get closer to score with a good wrist shot.