There wasn’t a ticker tape parade down West Seventh street to welcome your 2010 Traverse City Prospect Tournament champions, but that’s okay. Yes, it’s just a prospects tournament, but it’s a nice feeling to know that the future looks bright for a lot of the guys who helped the Wild go undefeated in Michigan.
On the heels of that, the Wild announced that 16 members of the championship squad will be invited to training camp, which starts Saturday morning.
The forwards are: Cody Almond, Brandon Buck (TRYOUT), Brett Bulmer, Joel Broda, Carson McMillan, Jarod Palmer, Chad Rau and Casey Wellman.
Defensemen are: Josh Caron (TRYOUT), Tyler Cuma, Colton Jobke (TRYOUT), Nate Prosser, Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon (TRYOUT).
Goaltenders are: Matt Hackett and Darcy Kuemper.
Michael Placko will have one more update on Wild.com from Assistant General Manager Brent Flahr, who will give his final take on the tournament and let us know who he thought was at their best all week.
Media day is tomorrow, and the skates officially hit the ice on Saturday. It’s hockey season!