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Summer '16: How the Wild Spent the Offseason

by Devin Lowe /

With summer drawing to a close and training camp beginning, nine players took time during media day to talk about their summers. From chasing children to attending friends' weddings, they all had something fun to reflect on. Here's how the Wild spent summer '16.

Ryan Carter

Spent the summer in: Minnesota

Vacations: Fishing trip to Lake Michigan

Fun fact: "I learned to carry three kids at one time, but I need the help of a Babybjörn."


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Matt Dumba

Spent the summer in: Calgary, Alberta

Vacations: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico; Los Angeles, California

Fun fact: "I got really big into Greek food this summer. There was a place by my house in Calgary that was unbelievable."


Alex Stalock

Spent the summer in: Minnesota

Vacations: Northern Minnesota

Fun fact: "Our kid turned one in May, and we had a summer with him that was more play than taking care of him, so we got to enjoy that."


Jared Spurgeon

Spent the summer in: Edmonton, Alberta

Vacations: Sandpoint, Idaho; Las Vegas, Nevada

Fun fact: "We got a house here, so that was the highlight of the summer. Moving was all we did, pretty much."


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Jason Zucker

Spent the summer in: Las Vegas, Nevada

Vacations: Newport Beach, California, for his wedding

Fun fact: "[The wedding planning process] was good; my wife and the wedding planner did everything. I got to breeze through it. I tried to help whenever I could, but they kind of took over. We had a lot of fun."


Nate Prosser

Spent the summer in: Minnesota

Vacations: Disney World with his wife and two oldest daughters

Fun fact: "We had another baby, our third girl, so we have a four-year-old, a two-year-old and a three-month-old. All kids seem to love babies. They want to get close to them all the time, kiss them and hug them and hold them, and you almost have to restrict that a little bit. But they're great with her."

Charlie Coyle

Spent the summer in: Boston, Massachusetts

Vacations: Newport Beach, for Jason Zucker's wedding

Fun fact: "New hobbies? I'm running for president now. I also started to play tennis, so that's kind of different. There's tennis courts at the place where I live back home."


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Zac Dalpe

Spent the summer in: Paris, Ontario

Vacations: Banff, Alberta

Fun fact: "I got engaged and we're having a baby… two-for-one special."


Devan Dubnyk

Spent the summer in: Kelowna, British Columbia

Vacations: Las Vegas, Nevada

Fun fact: "I chased two little children around that are very fast. That is how I stayed in shape. [I played] a disappointingly small amount of golf, unfortunately. That's what happens when you have two kids."


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