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Two open Wild prospect scrimmages next week; Falk re-signed

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild off-season news Updated: July 5, 2012 - 4:27 PM

The Wild re-signed big, mobile blue-liner Justin Falk today to a one-year, $825,000 deal. He could have opted for arbitration today instead. There are four minor-leaguers still unsigned, but the Wild roster is all signed and intact.

Development camp starts Sunday through July 15. The Wild will have two free, open-to-the-public scrimmages on July 12 at 7 p.m. and July 15 at 11 a.m. Here is the roster:

2012 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER

FORWARDS (25) HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2011-12 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
16 Jason Zucker 5-11 180 Left 1/16/92 Newport Beach, California Denver WCHA 38 22 24 46 38 EN/10
Minnesota NHL 6 0 2 2 2
43 Mario Lucia 6-2 187 Left 8/25/93 Fairbanks, Alaska Penticton BCHL 56 42 52 94 42 EN/11
47 Johan Larsson 6-0 200 Left 7/25/92 Lau, Sweden Brynas SWE 49 12 24 36 34 EN/10
49 Raphael Bussieres 6-1 195 Left 11/5/93 Longueuil, Quebec Baie-Comeau QMJHL 56 21 23 44 60 EN/12
51 Ryan Van Stralen 6-3 218 Left 11/10/93 Prescott, Ontario Ottawa OHL 60 7 11 18 70 INVITEE
52 Justin Fontaine 5-10 171 Right 11/6/87 Bonnyville, Alberta Houston AHL 73 16 39 55 32 FA/11
53 Tyler Graovac 6-4 191 Left 4/27/93 Brampton, Ontario Ottawa OHL 50 8 19 27 31 EN/11
54 Brett Bulmer 6-3 193 Right 4/26/92 Prince George, B.C. Kelowna WHL 53 34 28 62 93 EN/10
Minnesota NHL 9 0 3 3 6
56 Erik Haula 5-11 170 Left 3/23/91 Pori, Finland U. Minnesota WCHA 43 20 29 49 30 EN/09
57 Adam Gilmour 6-2 193 Right 1/29/94 Albany, New York Nobles H.S. 26 26 30 56 28 EN/12
58 Kyle Thomas 6-0 180 Left 1/31/90 Waltham, Massachusetts Norwich ECAC DIII 26 16 21 37 24 INVITEE
59 Christoph Bertschy 5-10 170 Right 4/5/94 Friburg, Switzerland Bern Swiss 31 8 8 16 10 EN/12
61 Zack Phillips 6-1 187 Right 10/28/92 Fredericton, New Brunswick Saint John QMJHL 60 30 50 80 32 EN/11
62 A.J. Michaelson 6-0 185 Left 2/8/94 Apple Valley, Minnesota Waterloo USHL 63 6 14 20 8 INVITEE
63 Charlie Coyle 6-2 207 Right 3/2/92 East Weymouth, Mass. Boston University HE 16 3 11 14 20 TRD/11
Saint John QMJHL 23 15 23 38 8
64 Mikael Granlund 5-10 180 Left 2/26/92 Oulu, Finland HIFK FIN 45 20 31 51 18 EN/10
70 Louis Nanne 5-10 175 Left 6/18/94 Edina, Minnesota Edina H.S. 24 12 8 20 30 EN/12
71 Brett Olson 6-0 185 Right 2/19/87 Superior, Wisconsin Michigan Tech WCHA 39 10 20 30 45 INVITEE
72 Kris Foucault 6-0 200 Left 12/12/90 Calgary, Alberta Houston AHL 70 14 18 32 44 EN/09
73 Joel Broda 6-0 208 Left 11/24/89 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Houston AHL 72 14 13 27 59 FA/10
75 Will Merchant 6-1 180 Left 1/12/94 Eagan, Minnesota Eagan H.S. 31 25 27 52 26 INVITEE
78 Bobby Farnham 5-10 180 Left 1/21/89 North Andover, Mass. Brown ECAC 31 8 13 21 51 INVITEE
80 Carter Sandlak 6-1 190 Left 5/18/93 London, Ontario Belleville OHL 34 6 7 13 52 INVITEE
81 Drew LeBlanc 6-0 185 Right 6/29/89 Hermantown, Minnesota St. Cloud State WCHA 10 2 10 12 4 INVITEE
82 Marshall Everson 6-2 220 Left 9/5/90 Edina, Minnesota Harvard ECAC 31 13 20 33 16 INVITEE

DEFENSEMEN (15) HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2011-12 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
6 Marco Scandella 6-3 208 Left 2/23/90 Montreal, Quebec Minnesota NHL 63 3 9 12 19 EN/08
23 Steven Kampfer 5-11 197 Right 9/24/88 Ann Arbor, Michigan Minnesota NHL 13 2 1 3 2 TRD12
Boston NHL 10 0 2 2 4
26 Tyler Cuma 6-1 198 Left 1/19/90 Toronto, Ontario Houston AHL 73 0 9 9 48 EN/08
29 Sean Lorenz 6-1 191 Right 3/10/90 Littleton, Colorado Notre Dame CCHA 39 3 10 13 10 EN/08
33 Ashton Sautner 5-11 176 Left 5/27/94 Wolseley, Saskatchewan Edmonton WHL 59 2 10 12 38 INVITEE
38 Corbin Baldwin 6-5 215 Left 2/5/91 Winnipeg, Manitoba Spokane WHL 69 6 27 33 128 INVITEE
40 Jonas Brodin 6-1 172 Left 7/12/93 Karlstad, Sweden Farjestads BK SWE 49 0 8 8 14 EN/11
41 John Draeger 6-2 186 Right 12/2/93 Edina, Minnesota Shattuck St. Mary’s H.S. 57 11 30 41 36 EN/12
42 Daniel Gunnarsson 6-4 191 Right 4/15/92 Koping, Sweden Lulea Sweden 46 3 4 7 8 EN/12
55 Matt Dumba 6-0 184 Right 7/25/94 Regina, Saskatchewan Red Deer WHL 69 20 37 57 67 EN/12
60 Cody Corbett 6-1 210 Left 12/14/93 Lakeland, Minnesota Edmonton WHL 54 6 20 26 24 INVITEE
67 Kyle Medvec 6-6 225 Left 6/16/88 Burnsville, Minnesota Houston AHL 56 1 3 4 33 EN/06
68 Josh Caron 6-3 216 Right 2/10/91 Campbell River, B.C. Kamloops/Everett WHL 63 1 12 13 159 FA/10
74 Colton Jobke 6-0 170 Left 4/20/92 Delta, British Columbia Regina WHL 71 10 19 29 104 FA/10
76 Nick Seeler 6-2 185 Left 6/3/93 Eden Praire, Minnesota Muskegon/Des Moines USHL 58 4 24 28 65 EN/11

GOALTENDERS (5) HT WT CATCHES BORN BIRTHPLACE 2011-12 TEAM LGE GPI W-L-OT SO GAA SV% ACQ
30 Stephen Michalek 6-2 183 Left 8/6/93 Hartford, Connecticut Harvard ECAC 24 7-7-8 0 3.19 .894 EN/11
31 Matt Hackett 6-2 179 Left 3/7/90 London, Ontario Houston AHL 44 20-17-6 1 2.38 .917 EN/09
Minnesota NHL 12 3-6-0 0 2.37 .921
35 Darcy Kuemper (injured) 6-4 213 Left 5/5/90 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Houston AHL 19 6-6-4 1 2.36 .923 EN/09
50 Johan Gustafsson 6-1 187 Left 2/28/92 Koping, Sweden Lulea SWE 29 - - - - 1.68 .932 EN/10
84 Mackenzie Skapski 6-3 185 Left 6/15/94 Abbotsford, B.C. Kootenay WHL 19 9-6-2 0 3.12 .890 INVITEE
 

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