We’re another step closer to hockey season, folks. The Minnesota Wild’s young guns are set to participate in the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament to be held in Traverse City, Michigan September 5th-9th. The junior Wild will play in the Gordie Howe Division with the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues. The Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers will participate in the tournament as the Ted Lindsay Division.
The Wild’s website, and we here at Gone Puck Wild, will keep you updated throughout next week. The prospects will be led by Iowa Wild Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst and Assistant Coach Steve Poapst. Some of the more recognizable names in the lineup include Swedish goalie Johan Gustafsson, former Gophers star forward Erik Haula, 2010 second round pick Brett Bulmer, 2012 second round pick Raphael Bussieres, 2011 first rounder Zack Phillips and 2012 7th overall pick Mathew Dumba.
For full roster and schedule information, click here.