Social media can be a great way to connect players, an organization and their fans. It can also get a young prospect in a lot of hot water with an ill-advised post or comment.
If you can’t make it to Xcel Energy Center on Monday to watch the Wild’s top prospects in action, Wild.com will have you covered. The club’s official website will carry a live stream of the Green vs. White scrimmage between prospects at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14.
Next week, Target Field in Minneapolis will host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. Get primed for the Midsummer Classic with the Ninth Annual Celebrity Sweat Softball Challenge, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Saint Paul’s Midway Stadium. The event will feature a number of NHLers with Wild and State of Hockey ties.
After conducting off-ice testing yesterday, Minnesota Wild Development Camp was in full stride today. The camp blends on-ice practices with off-ice classes and training sessions, helping the organization’s top prospects learn what it takes to become an everyday NHLer.
The Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild, will move from the Midwest Division to the West Division for the 2014-15 season. From a news release from the Iowa Wild:
The Minnesota Wild has signed forward Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way contract.
Last season, the 27-year-old skated for the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate. In 25 games he scored a goal and added an assists to go along with 87 penalty minutes.
Nicknamed “The Wrecker” for his physical play, the Brookfield Wis., native has appeared in 26 NHL games with the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, racking up 105 PIM.
The Wild picked up seven prospects on Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in rounds 2 through 7. The Lighthouse was on location at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and made a few observations:
The Wild made the third round a little more interesting at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia.
The first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is in the books here at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. As we look forward to (a long) Day 2 tomorrow, rounds two through seven, let’s first look at a couple of highlights from the first round:
Happy Draft Day from Philadelphia (well, technically, the NHL Entry Draft is spread over two days, with the first round tonight, but you know what we mean).