With the signing of defenseman Mike Reilly, the Minnesota Wild added to a prospect pool set up for present and future gains. Reilly, an unrestricted free agent whose draft rights with the Columbus Blue Jackets expired June 15, has a legitimate chance to earn an NHL roster spot and add to Minnesota's deep defense this season.
"The next step is to get to training camp and come in great shape and be ready to play against men," Reilly told the Wild website. "I'm looking forward to that challenge. It's going to be a lot of learning curves of ups and downs and mistakes, but I'm ready to embrace it and learn quickly to hopefully adapt to the pro level."
Here is a look at the Wild's top five prospects, according to NHL.com: