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Wild To Participate In Prospects Tournament

Tuesday, 08.28.2007 / 12:08 PM / News
By Glen Andresen  - Manager of Social Media
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Wild To Participate In Prospects Tournament
Minnesota Wild prospects will once again kick off the hockey season with a trip to Traverse City, Michigan for the 2007 NHL Centre I.C.E. Prospects Tournament. The tournament will run from Friday, September 7 to Tuesday, September 11, and will feature four games. Columbus, St. Louis, Dallas, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Atlanta will also be taking part. The Wild prospects will be taking on Dallas, Columbus and St. Louis before facing a team from the Eastern Conference in the final game.

Minnesota's roster will feature 13 draft picks including first rounders James Sheppard and Benoit Pouliot. A total of eight tryout players will also suit up for Minnesota, most notably Tyler Hirsch, the Bloomington native and former Minnesota Gopher. Hirsch and others will be battling for the chance to attend the Wild's training camp, which opens on Friday, September 14 at the Xcel Energy Center.

As in years past, Wild.com will continually check in with Wild Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel, Tommy Thompson, to get his take on each day's events.

Wild Game Schedule

Friday, September 7
Minnesota vs. Dallas

Saturday, September 8
Minnesota vs. Columbus

Monday, September 10
Minnesota vs. St. Louis

Tuesday, September 11
Minnesota vs. TBD

2007 Minnesota Wild Prospects Tournament Roster

# FORWARDS HT WT BORN BIRTHPLACE 2006-07 TEAM LEAGUE ACQ
75 Cody Almond 6-2 194 7/24/89 Calgary, Alta. Kelowna WHL EN/07
78 Cal Clutterbuck 5-10 203 11/18/87 Welland, Ont. Oshawa OHL EN/06
59 Riley Emmerson 6-8 252 2/7/86 Burnaby, B.C. Texas ECHL EN/05
76 Ondrej Fiala 6-1 200 11/4/87 Sternberk, Czech Rep. Everett WHL EN/06
68 Ryan Graham 5-11 195 6/17/87 St. John's, Nwfld. St. John's QMJHL TRYOUT
52 Moises Gutierrez 6-4 227 7/20/86 Anchorage, AK Everett WHL TRYOUT
65 Ryan Hamilton 6-2 230 4/15/85 Oshawa, Ont. Houston AHL FA/06
23 Tyler Hirsch 5-9 172 1/4/84 Bloomington, MN Minnesota WCHA TRYOUT
14 Danny Irmen 6-0 188 9/6/84 Fargo, ND Houston AHL EN/03
57 Matt Kassian 6-4 247 10/28/86 Edmonton, Alta. Kamloops WHL EN/05
63 Morten Madsen 6-2 191 1/16/87 Rodovre, Denmark Victoriaville QMJHL EN/05
39 Carson McMillan 6-2 200 9/10/88 Brandon, Man. Calgary WHL EN/07
67 Benoit Pouliot 6-3 183 9/29/86 Alfred, Ont. Houston AHL EN/05
61 James Sheppard 6-1 204 4/25/88 Halifax, N.S. Cape Breton QMJHL EN/06
# DEFENSEMEN HT WT BORN BIRTHPLACE 2006-07 TEAM LEAGUE ACQ
79 Paul Albers 6-1 189 10/15/85 Melville, Sask. Texas ECHL FA/06
76 Justin Falk 6-5 211 10/11/88 Snowflake, Man. Spokane WHL EN/07
71 Jeff May 6-1 186 4/4/87 Richmond, B.C. Prince Albert WHL TRYOUT
62 Matt McCue 6-5 201 7/5/88 Cochrane, Alta. Chilliwack WHL TRYOUT
74 Maxim Noreau 5-11 192 5/14/87 Montreal, Que. Victoriaville QMJHL TRYOUT
31 Ryan Pottruff 6-2 211 7/11/86 Woodstock, Ont. Guelph OHL TRYOUT
72 Frederic St. Denis 5-11 190 1/23/86 Greenfield Park, Que. Drummondville QMJHL TRYOUT
64 AJ Thelen 6-3 210 3/11/86 Savage, MN Vancouver WHL TRYOUT
# GOALTENDERS HT WT BORN BIRTHPLACE 2006-07 TEAM LEAGUE ACQ
70 Anton Khudobin 5-11 176 5/7/86 Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan Magnitogorsk Metallurg Russia EN/04
43 Miroslav Kopriva 6-4 215 12/5/83 Kladno, Czech Rep. Texa ECHL EN/03

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