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Wild development camp roster out; 2 open scrimmages to the public

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild off-season news Updated: July 7, 2011 - 11:39 AM

The Wild released its roster for the July 11-17 development camp today, and there will be two open scrimmages to the public at Xcel Energy Center at 11 a.m. July 16 and 17.

New Aeros coach John Torchetti and Wild director of player development Brad Bombardir will run the show on the ice, as well as a very tanned assistant coach Darby Hendrickson -- if they can get him off the golf course.

If you didn't believe the Wild's prospect pool was abundantly deeper than a year or two ago, just take a gander.

At the camp will be 2010 first-round pick Mikael Granlund and second-round picks Johan Larsson, Brett Bulmer and Jason Zucker, 2011 first-round picks Jonas Brodin and Zack Phillips, 2011 second-round pick Mario Lucia and 2010 Sharks first-round pick Charlie Coyle, snatched up in the Brent Burns trade.

Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon, two guys vying for blue-line spots on the Wild next season, and Cody Almond and Carson McMillan, two guys vying for forward spots, will be at camp, as well as recent college free-agent pickups Chay Genoway and Justin Fontaine.

Several college invitees will be at camp, including UMD's J.T. Brown (currently at Philly's camp) and Jack Connolly and Como Park all-time leading scorer Mike Kramer.

Tyler Cuma will be at camp, but he won't be on the ice because of the reconstructive knee surgery he underwent late last season. He tore his ACL in February in the Aeros-Peoria game at the X. Also, Casey Wellman, Nate Prosser and Jarod Palmer can't participate due to them being outside their entry-level contracts.

2011-12 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER

FORWARDS HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2010-11 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ


27 Cody Almond 6-2 221 Left 7/24/89 Calgary, Alberta Houston AHL 65 15 19 34 124 EN/07
Minnesota NHL 8 0 0 0 2
 

73 Joel Broda 6-0 208 Left 11/24/89 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Bakersfield ECHL 32 17 13 30 39 FA/10
Houston AHL 22 5 2 7 16
 

62 J.T. Brown 5-10 170 Right 7/2/90 Burnsville, Minnesota Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 16 21 37 50 INVITEE
 

54 Brett Bulmer 6-2 182 Right 4/26/92 Prince George, B.C. Kelowna WHL 57 18 31 49 109 EN/10
 

41 Nathan Burns 6-0 165 Left 7/15/93 Edmonton, Alberta Vancouver WHL 59 14 9 23 52 INVITEE
 

78 Jack Connolly 5-8 160 Left 8/15/89 Duluth, Minnesota Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 18 41 59 34 INVITEE
 

63 Charlie Coyle 6-2 207 Right 3/2/92 East Weymouth, Mass. Boston University HE 37 7 19 26 34 TRD/11

52 Justin Fontaine 5-10 160 Right 11/6/87 Bonnyville, Alberta Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 22 36 58 42 FA/11
 

72 Kris Foucault 6-1 202 Left 12/12/90 Calgary, Alberta Calgary WHL 65 25 23 48 60 EN/09
 

53 Tyler Graovac 6-3 179 Left 4/27/93 Brampton, Ontario Ottawa OHL 66 10 11 21 10 EN/11
 

40 Mikael Granlund 5-10 180 Left 2/26/92 Oulu, Finland HIFK FIN 39 8 28 36 14 EN/10
 

81 Mike Kramer 5-10 200 Right 8/28/87 St. Paul, Minnesota Princeton ECAC 31 13 18 31 4 INVITEE
 

47 Johan Larsson 5-10 200 Left 7/25/92 Lau, Sweden Brynas SWE 43 4 4 8 18 EN/10
 

56 Mario Lucia 6-2 183 Left 8/25/93 Fairbanks, Alaska Wayzata H-MN 24 25 22 47 14 EN/11
 

77 David McIntyre 6-0 190 Left 2/4/87 Pefferlaw, Ontario Albany AHL 78 12 18 30 51 TRD/11
 

45 Carson McMillan 6-1 190 Right 9/10/88 Brandon, Manitoba Houston AHL 78 12 10 22 80 EN/07
Minnesota NHL 4 1 1 2 0
 

83 Taylor Peters 6-3 212 Left 1/24/92 Delta, British Columbia Portland WHL 72 8 11 19 47 INVITEE
 

61 Zack Phillips 6-1 175 Right 10/28/92 Fredericton, New Brunswick Saint John QMJHL 67 38 57 95 16 EN/11
 

75 Chad Rau 5-11 188 Right 1/18/87 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Houston AHL 60 13 27 40 12 FA/10
 

80 Carter Sandlak 6-1 190 Left 5/18/93 London, Ontario Belleville OHL 34 9 7 16 44 INVITEE
 

58 Kyle Thomas 6-0 180 Left 1/31/90 Waltham, Massachusetts Norwich ECAC-D3 29 16 12 28 20 INVITEE
 

82 Dylan Willick 5-10 183 Right 10/19/92 Prince George, B.C. Kamloops WHL 72 24 20 44 53 INVITEE
 

59 Jason Zucker 5-11 174 Left 1/16/92 Las Vegas, Nevada Denver WCHA 40 23 22 45 59 EN/10

DEFENSEMEN HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2010-11 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
 

64 Jonas Brodin 6-1 169 Left 7/12/93 Karlstad, Sweden Farjestad SWE 42 0 4 4 12 EN/11
 

44 Dylan Busenius 5-11 180 Left 1/30/93 Sherwood Park, Alberta Medicine Hat WHL 63 7 14 21 33 INVITEE
 

68 Josh Caron 6-3 215 Right 2/10/91 Campbell River, B.C. Kamloops WHL 27 1 1 2 47 FA/10
 

71 Tyler Cuma 6-1 198 Left 1/19/90 Toronto, Ontario Houston AHL 31 1 3 4 15 EN/08
 

42 Kris Fredheim 6-2 195 Right 2/23/87 Campbell River, B.C. Houston AHL 66 3 6 9 24 INVITEE
 

43 Chay Genoway 5-9 177 Left 12/20/86 Morden, Manitoba North Dakota WCHA 36 6 31 37 26 FA/11
 

74 Colton Jobke 6-0 170 Left 4/20/92 Delta, British Columbia Kelowna WHL 51 1 9 10 84 FA/10
 

49 Derik Johnson 6-0 195 Left 2/1/90 Bloomington, Minnesota Penticton BCHL 57 2 7 9 129 INVITEE
 

51 Sam Lofquist 6-2 205 Right 3/15/90 Somerset, Wisconsin Guelph OHL 62 8 28 36 57 INVITEE
 

65 Sean Lorenz 6-1 191 Right 3/10/90 Littleton, Colorado Notre Dame CCHA 44 4 11 15 36 EN/08
 

57 David Makowski 6-0 205 Right 8/19/89 Wildwood, Missouri Denver WCHA 41 6 24 30 53 INVITEE
 

67 Kyle Medvec 6-6 225 Left 6/16/88 Burnsville, Minnesota Vermont HE 29 2 4 6 28 EN/06
 

6 Marco Scandella 6-3 206 Left 2/23/90 Montreal, Quebec Houston AHL 33 3 16 19 17 EN/08
Minnesota NHL 20 0 2 2 2
 

76 Nick Seeler 6-2 185 Left 6/3/93 Eden Praire, Minnesota Eden Prairie H-MN 28 9 34 43 48 EN/11
 

46 Jared Spurgeon 5-8 171 Right 11/29/89 Edmonton, Alberta Minnesota NHL 53 4 8 12 2 FA/10
Houston AHL 23 2 7 9 10

GOALTENDERS HT WT CATCHES BORN BIRTHPLACE 2010-11 TEAM LGE GPI W-L-OT SO GAA SV% ACQ
 

50 Johan Gustafsson 6-2 202 Left 2/28/92 Koping, Sweden Vasteras SWE-1 26 ------ --- - 2.30 .910 EN/10
 

31 Matt Hackett 6-2 179 Left 3/7/90 London, Ontario Houston AHL 45 23-16-4 2 2.37 .916 EN/09
 

70 Darcy Kuemper 6-4 200 Left 5/5/90 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Red Deer WHL 62 45-12-5 13 1.86 .933 EN/09
 

60 Stephen Michalek 6-2 183 Left 8/6/93 Hartford, Connecticut Loomis-Chaffee H-CT 23 --------- - 3.95 .918 EN/11

 

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