With the Free Agent Frenzy last week, you might’ve missed the news about Wild Development Camp. Fans will have three opportunities to watch the club’s top prospects preform this week at Xcel Energy Center.
This year, the camp will host a three-on-three tournament that will be open to the public at Xcel Energy Center. Gate One will open 30 minutes before each session:
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11
2:45 – 4 p.m. Friday, July 12
2:45 – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Camp opens tomorrow and will focus on development of the Wild’s top young talent in both on-ice and off-ice settings. A total of 36 players are expected to attend the camp, including 20 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft. Players scheduled to attend include: Brett Bulmer, Raphael Bussieres, Mathew Dumba, Tyler Graovac, Johan Gustafsson, Erik Haula and Zack Phillips, along with all seven players selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Click here to see the teams.
Director of Player Development Brad Bombardir and Hockey Operations Advisor Andrew Brunette will lead the on-ice sessions along with Barry Karn and Andy Ness. The Wild’s coaching staff will also meet with the players and work with them off the ice. In addition, players will participate in daily strength and conditioning education sessions and receive nutritional instruction.