Minnesota Wild: Top Five Prospects in the Organization

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5. Gustav Olofsson

Drafted: 2013; 46th overall

Burdened by a shoulder injury last season causing him to miss almost the entire season, Gustav Olofsson comes in at number five on our list. Olofsson was expected to spend last season in Iowa in hopes of a possible jump to some NHL action. The shoulder injury prevented that, and will put him a year behind in retrospect.

Olofsson is a two way defensemen, who is best described as solid. He makes smart safe plays while also adding a scoring threat on offense. His 6’4, 191 pound frame, is respectable and is a reason to believe he will translate well into the NHL game. This will be a huge year for his potential moving forward.

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