The Minnesota Wild’s Best Value Picks On Draft Day

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Feb 27, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) stops the shot by the Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera (25) during the 1st period at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 3-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Anton Khudobin, a seventh-round selection (206th overall) in 2004, hasn’t seen a bulk of playing time in the NHL, but has generally been a reliable goalie when given the chance. This past season he had a paltry .900 SP on a weak Carolina Hurricanes team, but he’s got a .919 career SP to his name.

The native of Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan is entering the last year of his contract on Carolina, along with Cam Ward, and at 29, a starting job for Khudobin could be a part (trade deadline) or full season (free agency, 2016) away.