Two days into free agency, here’s what the Wild depth chart looks like, with General Manager Chuck Fletcher indicating the team isn’t finished making moves. Coach Bruce Boudreau indicated he’d like Mikael Granlund and Charlie Coyle to play wings, so the projected lineup is based on that.
In parentheses are each player’s salary cap hits. Restricted free agents are denoted as RFA.
Rosters are a maximum 23 players. Typically, the Wild keeps 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies for a total of 22 players with its farm team in Des Moines just down the freeway.
Three roster hopefuls — Tyler Graovac, Nate Prosser and Christian Folin — require waivers to get to Iowa, so they have inside tracks to make the team.
Left wing Center Right wing
Zach Parise Eric Staal Charlie Coyle
($7.538+M) ($3.5M) ($3.2M)
Mikael Granlund Mikko Koivu Jason Zucker
($3M) ($6.75M) ($2M)
Nino Niederreiter Erik Haula Jason Pominville
($2.66M) ($1M) ($5.6M)
To be determined Tyler Graovac Chris Stewart
Vying for spots: Graovac, Jordan Schroeder (RFA), Zac Dalpe (600K), Pat Cannone (600K), Alex Tuch (925K), Joel Eriksson Ek ($894,167), Christoph Bertschy ($775,833), Kurtis Gabriel ($666,667), Zack Mitchell (615K), Grayson Downing ($692,500).
Other minor leaguers: Sam Anas, Brady Brassart, Adam Gilmour, Marc Hagel, Pavel Jenys, Chase Lang, Mario Lucia.
Unsigned unrestricted free agents: Ryan Carter, Chris Porter, Justin Fontaine, David Jones, Jarret Stoll.
Left defense Right defense
Ryan Suter ($7.538+M) Jared Spurgeon ($5.187M)
Marco Scandella ($4M) Jonas Brodin ($4.166+M)
Nate Prosser (625K) Matt Dumba (RFA)
Christian Folin (725K) To be determined
Vying for spots: Folin, Mike Reilly (925K), Gustav Olofsson (795K), Victor Bartley (650K).
Other minor leaguers: Guillame Gelinas, Alexander Gudbranson, Dylan Labbe, Zach Palmquist (RFA), Nick Seeler, Hunter Warner.
Devan Dubnyk (4.33M) and Darcy Kuemper (RFA)
Minor league goalies: Alex Stalock (650K), Steve Michalek, Adam Vay.
Total cap hit roughly: $66,106,091 ($73 million ceiling).
• Includes $1.5 million buyout cap hit for Thomas Vanek, $1 million buyout cap hit for Matt Cooke.
Available cap space: $ 6,893,909.
• Available cap space will be eaten up by eventual Dumba and Kuemper resignings, whether roster hopefuls like Reilly make the team and outside signings.
• The Wild, like all teams, will save some cap space for call-ups and flexibility to make in-season adjustments (i.e. trades, waiver additions).