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Wild development camp next week; Open 3-on-3 tournaments

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild off-season news Updated: July 6, 2013 - 11:41 AM

The Wild will hold a development camp for team prospects July 9-14 at Xcel Energy Center. The camp will focus on the development of the organization’s top young prospects in both on-ice and off-ice settings. Director of Player Development Brad Bombardir and Hockey Operations Advisor Andrew Brunette will lead the on-ice sessions along with Barry Karn and Andy Ness. The Wild’s coaching staff will also meet with the players and work with them off the ice. In addition, players will participate in daily strength and conditioning education sessions and receive nutritional instruction.

A total of 36 players are scheduled to attend the Wild’s 2013 Development Camp, including 20 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft. Players scheduled to attend include: Brett Bulmer, Raphael Bussieres, Mathew Dumba, Tyler Graovac, Johan Gustafsson, Erik Haula and Zack Phillips, along with all seven players selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Mario Lucia is the lone top prospect not attending. He has exams at Notre Dame.

This year’s Development Camp will feature a three-on-three tournament that will be free and open to the public. Fans can watch the tournament at Xcel Energy Center from 3:30 to 4:45 pm on Thursday, July 11, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and from 2:45 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Gate 1 will open 30 minutes before the start of each session.

2013 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER
FORWARDS (18) HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2012-13 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
82 Brandon Baddock 6-3 200 Right 3/29/95 Vermilion, Alberta Edmonton WHL 59 7 4 11 73 INVITEE
48 Christoph Bertschy 5-10 175 Right 4/5/94 Friburg, Switzerland SC Bern Swiss 41 4 2 6 18 EN/12
71 Adam Brace 5-10 183 Left 6/26/88 Cobden, Ontario Robert Morris AHA 38 14 27 41 43 INVITEE
54 Brett Bulmer 6-4 205 Right 4/26/92 Prince George, B.C. Houston AHL 43 4 3 7 41 EN/10
49 Raphael Bussieres 6-1 197 Left 11/5/93 Longueuil, Quebec Baie-Comeau QMJHL 60 29 39 68 43 EN/12
68 Josh Caron 6-4 215 Right 2/10/91 Campbell River, B.C. Orlando ECHL 25 1 1 2 41 FA/10
75 Mike Collins 6-1 185 Left 5/25/90 Boston, Massachusetts Merrimack College HE 38 17 21 38 24 INVITEE
47 Rhyse Dieno 5-10 172 Right 7/3/93 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Red Deer WHL 48 27 32 59 8 INVITEE
63 Kurtis Gabriel 6-3 208 Right 4/20/93 New Market, Ontario Owen Sound OHL 67 13 15 28 100 EN/13
57 Adam Gilmour 6-3 189 Right 1/29/94 Albany, New York Muskegon USHL 64 19 28 47 12 EN/12
53 Tyler Graovac 6-4 191 Left 4/27/93 Brampton, Ontario Ottawa/Belleville OHL 60 38 35 73 18 EN/11
56 Erik Haula 5-11 189 Left 3/23/91 Pori, Finland U. Minnesota WCHA 37 16 35 51 14 EN/09
81 Colton Heffley 6-3 200 Right 5/27/94 Swift Current, Saskatchewan Kelowna WHL 68 6 21 27 77 INVITEE
83 Zane Jones 6-2 192 Left 6/8/94 Olds, Alberta Calgary WHL 69 21 23 44 51 INVITEE
80 Miles Koules 5-11 195 Right 6/25/94 Los Angeles, California Medicine Hat WHL 69 19 21 40 18 INVITEE
62 Avery Peterson 6-2 193 Left 6/20/95 Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids H.S. 23 23 31 54 2 EN/13
61 Zack Phillips 6-1 187 Right 10/28/92 Fredericton, New Brunswick Houston AHL 71 8 19 27 10 EN/11
78 Ben Walker 5-11 175 Right 6/21/93 Fargo, North Dakota Victoria WHL 59 19 33 52 54 INVITEE
DEFENSEMEN (14) HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2012-13 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
38 Corbin Baldwin 6-5 209 Left 2/5/91 Winnipeg, Manitoba Orlando ECHL 38 0 5 5 49 INVITEE
73 Alex Basso 6-1 184 Right 6/15/93 Toronto, Ontario Sarnia OHL 57 11 33 44 49 INVITEE
70 Mike Boivin 6-1 190 Right 11/22/90 Delta, British Columbia Colorado College WCHA 42 14 14 28 88 INVITEE
41 Cody Corbett 6-1 196 Left 12/14/93 Lakeland, Minnesota Edmonton WHL 71 7 35 42 48 INVITEE
65 Nolan De Jong 6-2 180 Left 4/25/95 Victoria, British Columbia Victoria BCHL 51 5 19 24 16 EN/13
51 John Draeger 6-2 190 Right 12/2/93 Edina, Minnesota Michigan State CCHA 42 1 9 10 22 EN/12
55 Mathew Dumba 6-0 185 Right 7/25/94 Regina, Saskatchewan Red Deer WHL 62 16 26 42 80 EN/12
42 Daniel Gunnarsson 6-5 201 Right 4/15/92 Koping, Sweden Lulea HF Sweden 53 6 11 17 20 EN/12
74 Colton Jobke 6-0 189 Left 4/20/92 Delta, British Columbia Regina WHL 31 3 15 18 58 FA/10
58 Dylan Labbe 6-1 180 Left 1/19/95 St. George, Quebec Shawinigan QMJHL 61 7 21 28 57 EN/13
40 Matt Nelson 6-1 195 Right 8/4/94 Edina, Minnesota Edina H.S. 30 4 16 20 45 INVITEE
44 Gustav Olofsson 6-2 185 Left 12/1/94 Boras, Sweden Green Bay USHL 63 2 21 23 59 EN/13
76 Nick Seeler 6-1 193 Left 6/3/93 Eden Praire, Minnesota Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 31 2 7 9 55 EN/11
60 Carson Soucy 6-4 191 Left 7/27/94 Viking, Alberta Spruce Grove AJHL 35 5 10 15 71 EN/13
GOALTENDERS (4) HT WT CATCHES BORN BIRTHPLACE 2012-13 TEAM LGE GPI W-L-OT SO GAA SV% ACQ
50 Alexandre Belanger 6-0 170 Left 8/19/95 Sherbrooke, Quebec Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 44 24-13-4 1 3.46 .875 EN/13
84 Tony Capobianco 6-2 190 Left 12/18/89 Mississauga, Ontario Canisius College AHA 41 18-19-4 4 2.40 .929 INVITEE
31 Johan Gustafsson 6-1 187 Left 2/28/92 Koping, Sweden Lulea HF Sweden 33 20-13-0 4 1.79 .932 EN/10
30 Stephen Michalek 6-2 209 Left 8/6/93 Hartford, Connecticut Cedar Rapids USHL 17 7-6-3 0 3.09 .900 EN/11

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