With scorching heat expected to grip our fair cities over the weekend, there won’t be a better place to be than an air-conditioned Xcel Energy Center with a big ice sheet covered with top prospects.
The Development Camp scrimmages will take place on Saturday and Sunday, both starting at 11:00 a.m. with gates opening at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free and the first 1,000 fans at Saturday’s scrimmage will receive a Devin Setoguchi T-shirt. The first 1,000 on Sunday will get a Dany Heatley T-shirt.
Fans will also have the opportunity to get autographs. On Saturday, members of Team White (includes Charlie Coyle, Justin Fontaine, Mario Lucia, Carson McMillan, Chad Rau, Jason Zucker, Jonas Brodin, Chay Genoway, Sam Lofquist and Darcy Kuemper) will sign autographs following the completion of the scrimmage for 45 minutes on the main concourse at Section 122-123. Members of Team Green (includes Cody Almond, J.T. Brown, Brett Bulmer, Jack Connolly, Mikael Granlund, Johan Larsson, Zack Phillips, Tyler Cuma, Kyle Medvec, Marco Scandella, Nick Seeler, Jared Spurgeon and Matt Hackett) will sign in the same spot following Sunday’s scrimmage.
If you can’t make it to Xcel Energy Center but want to see the Wild’s future in action, you’ll be able to watch both scrimmages via live streaming on Wild.com. Wild.com’s Glen Andresen (that’s me!) will hopefully be joined on air by some Wild dignitaries during the action.