Minnesota Wild: 5 Takeaways from the 2015 Preseason

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3. We should see more of Tyler Graovac this season

Jan 2, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild center Tyler Graovac (53) skates with the puck in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota Wild win 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With 21 goals and 25 assists in Iowa last season, Tyler Graovac needs to be implemented in the Minnesota Wild’s lineup more this season. The team’s 7th round pick in 2011, Graovac has come a very long way, and needs to be given a fair shot in the NHL. He played fairly well in the preseason, and looked like he belonged on the ice in scoring multiple goals.

Although it is hard to see where Graovac may fit into the team right now, he needs to be the teams first call up, if somebody goes down, while also relieving certain players when they are braced with fatigue. Graovac only played in three games for the Minnesota Wild last season.

The former Belleville Bull and Ottawa 67, Graovac, is 22 years old and ready for the NHL game.