Draft status: First round, 15th overall, by the Wild
Position: Center or wing Shoots: right
Height, weight: 6-0, 195
Hometown: Chesterfield, Mo. Age: 18 (born Dec. 4, 1997)
At Wisconsin: Had 19 goals and 13 assists in 34 games for Badgers, who won only eight games.
High school: Spent his final prep year playing for the U.S. national development program’s under-18 team. Had 27 goals and 42 assists in 61 games. Captained the U.S U18 team to a gold medal at the world championships in 2015. Also won a title at the Four Nations Tournament in 2014 while with the under-17 team. Had 20 goals and 19 assists in 52 game for the U17s in 2013-14.
Wild assistant GM Brent Flahr: “Luke is a versatile two way forward that can play center and wing. He has a tremendous work ethic, great speed, and an NHL shot. He’s been a leader everywhere he’s played.”
Kunin, on being cut by his father from a youth team: “I think it taught to me to this day nothing’s ever given to you and you just have to work for everything you get.”