Three key names on the Minnesota Wild roster to start the season

Marco Rossi was in the Minnesota Wild lineup for two games this season. He likely will be a mainstay with the Wild next year.(David Berding-USA TODAY Sport)
Marco Rossi was in the Minnesota Wild lineup for two games this season. He likely will be a mainstay with the Wild next year.(David Berding-USA TODAY Sport) /
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Wild fans got a glimpse of the 21-year-old Rossi last year as he was on the roster for two games last year. But the thought of Rossi being a regular contributor to the team has been in the thoughts of those same people since the center was drafted ninth overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Rossi had 18 goals and 53 points in 63 games in the AHL last season with the Iowa Wild, and folllowed that with a strong training camp this summer, and even earned an endorsement from team owner Craig Leipold 

He is projected to center a line with Brandon Duhaime and Connor Dewar.

The Wild posted a video on Sunday in which general manager Bill Guerin and coach Dean Evason informed Rossi that he had made the roster.

The reaction is one to watch

The video also includes another addition to the Wild lineup to start the season.