In preparation for tonight’s matchup with the reeling, yet always dangerous San Jose Sharks, the Minnesota Wild has recalled forward Brett Bulmer from Iowa of the American Hockey League.
So far this season, Bulmer has scored nine goals and three assists for 12 points in 21 games with the Iowa Wild. Three of his goals have come on the power play and there’s no question the sophomore pro has been a major source of offense for the struggling farm team as he leads the team in goals and shots and is third in point scoring.
This is his first call-up since a nine-game cup of coffee at the start of the 2011-12 season. Bulmer would notch three assists and a plus-1 rating with Minnesota before being reassigned to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. The 6’4″ 212-pound winger was originally selected 39th overall by the Wild in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Bulmer was the first of three second round picks taken by the Wild.
The 2010 draft may prove to go down in history as the best the franchise has seen. The Wild drafted forwards Mikael Granlund (9th overall), Bulmer (39th overall), Johan Larsson (56th overall) and Jason Zucker (59th overall) and goaltender Johan Gustafsson (159th overall), and would add first round forward Nino Niederreiter (5th overall) and Charlie Coyle (28th overall) through trades.