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Wild Prospects Report - Mar. 23

Wednesday, 03.23.2011 / 12:50 PM / Minnesota Wild | Features
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HOUSTON AEROS (41-25-1-5,1st in West Division, 1st in Western Conference)
The Aeros were a perfect 3-0-0-0 last week, beating Milwaukee 3-2 in OT and San Antonio by scores of 5-1 and 3-2 (SO). C Patrick O’Sullivan led the way with five points (3-2=5) and G Matt Hackett backstopped all three victories on the strength of a .938 SV%. Overall, RW Jon DiSalvatore owns a team-high 54 points (23-31=54) in 72 games. Hackett currently leads Aeros net minders in wins (19), GAA (2.19), and SV% (.921) with a minimum of 1380 minutes played. This week Houston plays at Texas on Tuesday then hosts Oklahoma City on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Future Wild Update

Canadian Hockey Leagues

LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL):
Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft returned to action last week after missing 14 games with a leg injury. He posted a two assist game on Saturday to bring his point total to 49 (18-31=49) in 57 games.   

D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing finished the season with a goal and an assist with a -3 rating in 27 games. He missed 41 games earlier in the season with a broken collarbone. 

LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft finished his season as Calgary's leading scorer with 48 points. He finished tied for first on the team with 25 and third in assists with 23. He registered 11 multi-point games and a -10 rating.

D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing picked up an assist last week to bring his point total to 10 (1-9=10) with a +5 rating. He ranks fifth among Kelowna defensemen in points.

D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing finished the regular season with a goal and 10 assists through 61 games. Belleville will face Mississauga in the first round of the OHL playoffs. 

RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft finished the regular season with six goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 55 games. He missed 16 games early in the season with a knee injury. Chilliwack will take on Spokane in the first round of the WHL playoffs.
   
College/USHL

C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft left Colgate University after playing seven games and notching three assists. He has joined Omaha of the USHL where he's totaled 16 points (6-10=16) in 24 games.

LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 finished his freshman season with six goals and 18 assists for 24 points in 34 games. He tied for the team lead in assists and was tied for third in points.

D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 was held without a point as the Irish dropped two games at the CCHA championships last week. He's posted 13 points (4-9=13) and a +26 rating through 41 games on the season. Notre Dame will face Merrimack in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. 

D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 finished his senior season with six points (2-4=6) in 29 games.

F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft helped Denver to the WCHA Final Five championship game last weekend. He's posted 21 goals and 20 assists through 38 games. He was named the WCHA Rokie of the Year and an All-WCHA Second Team member. Denver will face Western Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament this weekend.

International

F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland):
The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 finished the SM-liiga regular season with 36 points (8-28=36) in 39 games with a +6 rating. He's played in two playoff games as HIFK trails its first round series with Jokerit, 2-1.

RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft finished the Elite League season with four goals and four assists in 43 games with a +3 rating. He posted two assists in a first round playoff loss to Farjestad.

RW Mikko Lehtonen - Skelleftea (Sweden): Lehtonen finished the regular season as the Swedish Elite League's top goal scorer (30) and second leading point producer (30-28=50). He played 55 games with Skelleftea and was a +1. He posted six points (2-4=6) in a first round playoff series victory over Linkoping.     

F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft finished the regular season with 14 points (6-8=14) in 55 games. He's played in five playoff games and is a +1. Blues won its first round playoff series in three games and leads Assat in the second round, three games to none.

Goaltenders

Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany):
The 2010 free agent posted a 20-22-4 record with a 3.14 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. He signed a 2011-12 two-way contract with the Wild on Friday and will be at the Wild's training camp in September.  

Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft was 1-1 with a 2.94 goals against average and a .867 save percentage as VIK was eliminiated in postseason play for a chance to join the Elite League next season. Gustafsson finished the regular season with a 2.30 goals against average and a.910 save percentage.

Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 finished the regular season with a 45-12-5 record. He finished the season leading the league in every goaltending category including: wins, goals against average (1.86), save percentage (.933) and shutouts (12). He has been named the CHL Goalie of the Week three times and the WHL Player of the Week once. He was the WHL Goalie of the Month in January.




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