The team's approach in the draft produced seven players who add to organizational depth. The next step is to develop them from prospects to pros.
Defenseman Jack Peart was picked 54th overall, adding to the whirlwind in his life since being honored as a prep star.
Swedish goalie Jesper Wallstedt and Canadian defenseman Carson Lambos will now become top prospects for the team.
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Wild owner Craig Leipold did what fans should hope pro sports owners do: invest, roll the dice and try to win the big one.
For the Wild to make this move, to ditch two still-valuable players while the team's stated intention is to win as much and as soon as possible, team management really got sick of these guys.
Please, Lynx, save us all again. This drought in the four largest leagues, now 30 years old, is painful.
Director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett analyzes the team's seven picks.
The St. Cloud State-bound defenseman was taken shortly before Gophers-bound Tristan Broz of Bloomington.
Rounds 2 through 7 of the NHL draft started at 10 a.m. Tap here for the latest selections and more.
After a season of uncertainty — in a year vital to his draft prospects — Chaz Lucius got a big payoff Friday night.
The Wild holds nine selections overall, including five in the first three round. Will the team trade any of those picks to help rebuild the roster?