The Wild will get to survery its pool of prospects, including the newest additions from the 2018 draft, next week when he team hosts its development camp July 10-15 at Xcel Energy Center.
Two scrimmages will be free and open to the public, with the first Thursday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. and the second Sunday, July 15, at 5 p.m. Each scrimmage will have two, 30-minute running time halves. Gate 1 will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each scrimmage.
A group of 43 players are expected to attend, including 20 Wild draft picks. All eight players added last month at the draft in Dallas are scheduled to appear – Filip Johansson (first round), Jack McBain (third round), Alexander Khovanov (third round), Connor Dewar (third round), Simon Johansson (fifth round), Damien Giroux (fifth round), Shawn Boudrias (sixth round) and Sam Hentges (seventh round). So are Louie Belpedio, Kaapo Kahkonen, Brennan Menell and Dmitry Sokolov.
Gophers standout Tyler Sheehy is invited, along with goalie Matt Robson. Their teammate Jack Sadek, who was drafted three years ago by the Wild, is also on the development camp roster.
Minnesota Duluth is slated to be represented by Nick Swaney, goalie Hunter Shepard and incoming freshman Jackson Cate. Zeb Knutson (Minnesota State) and Gerry Fitzgerald (Bemidji State) are other invitees.
The entire camp roster can be found here.
Players will participate in daily skating and strength and conditioning sessions while also exploring off-ice topics like sports psychology, social media training and nutrition education. On-ice work will be led by coaches from the Wild and Iowa Wild and staff members.