Some Wild draft history
- June 24, 2011 - 1:00 AM
WILD FIRST-ROUND PICKS
Year Player/team Pick
2010 Ø Mikael Granlund, HIFK Helsinki 10th overall
2009 Nick Leddy, Eden Prairie High 16th overall
2008 Tyler Cuma, Ottawa (OHL) 23rd overall
2007 Colton Gillies, Saskatoon (WHL) 16th overall
2006 Ø James Sheppard, Cape Breton (QMJHL) 9th overall
2005 Benoit Pouliot, Sudbury (OHL) 4th overall
2004 A.J. Thelen, Michigan State 12th overall
2003 Brent Burns, Brampton (OHL) 20th overall
2002 Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chicoutimi 8th overall
2001 Ø Mikko Koivu, TPS Turku (Finnish Jr.) 6th overall
2000 Marian Gaborik, Dukla Trencin (Slovakia JR) 3rd overall
2000, first round, 3rd overall
Franchise leader in goals (219), assists (218). Scored record 42 goals in 2007-08.
2001, first round, 6th overall
He's developed into a two-way force, leader and arguably the game's best Finn.
2003, first round, 20th overall
Magnificent tools. After injuries slowed him for two years, he had a career-high 17 goals and 46 points last season.
2000, second round, 33rd overall
Matchup defenseman is the Wild's all-time leader with 681 games.
2002, first round, 6th overall
Despite missing more than a year with a concussion, he's the fourth-leading scorer in franchise history (305 points).
Cal Clutterbuck (pictured below)
2006, third round, 72nd overall
Hits like a freight train and is one of the game's top agitators, he led the NHL in hits his first three seasons.
2008, second round, 55th overall
Taken one round after Tyler Cuma, he made Canada's world junior team in 2009 and could vie for a spot next season
2004, third round, 79th overall
Took awhile to mature because of injuries, but he became a steady, hard-hitting regular in last year's second half.
2004, first round, 12th overall
Defenseman out of Savage was a risk when the Wild took him and is long gone from the organization.
2004, second round,
After scoring 33 goals as an AHL rookie, his development halted and he quit to return to Russia.
2006, first round, 9th overall
Expected to flourish in Todd Richards' higher-tempo system, instead he floundered with two goals in 2009-10 and missed last season because of a broken kneecap.
ON THE RISE
2007, first round, 16th overall
Looked like a bust, but a strong postseason in Houston has created high hopes he'll make it.
2007, seventh round, 200th overall
Still a project but looks like he could have a career as a checking forward.
2009, third round, 77th overall
The Wild traded Anton Khudobin so it could hand the reins to the youngster, and he won 14 Calder Cup playoff games this spring.
TOP NO. 10 PICKS IN NHL HISTORY
1988: Teemu Selanne, Winnipeg
1989: Bobby Holik, Hartford
1971: Steve Vickers, Toronto
1991: Martin Lapointe, Detroit
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