You could say that the Minnesota Wild had a bold strategy leading into the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. It turned out to be a Matt Boldy one.
Expectations were high after what some would say was a disappointing draft in 2018.
Paul Fenton was the general manager of the Wild at the time of the draft and proudly announced that the Wild were selecting Boldy, a product of the National Team Development Program.. It might have come as a shock to a Wild fan base who were quick to look up the newest prospect.
Fast forward a couple years, Boldy spent two seasons at Boston College developing before signing his entry-level contract with Minnesota and ultimately joining the Iowa Wild.
Boldy immediately hit the ground running in Des Moines posting six goals and 12 assists in 14 games in the AHL. If Boldy were to make the Wild’s opening night roster this year, we need to discuss what we could expect from the forward.