The Minnesota Wild and General Manager Chuck Fletcher will be playing the numbers game this summer. Whether it be signing, trading, drafting, inviting or cutting, Fletcher has to put together a roster of salaries that fits under the NHL's salary cap. The players that make up that roster will be asked to put up big numbers in order for the club to have a successful season in Year X.
The 2010-2011 version of the Wild is starting to round into form after the NHL Draft and free agency. With some changes made, let's take a look at some of the numbers by players that will play major roles in Year X. Today, we look at 20-goal scorer: Antti Miettinen.Other Numbers: Greg Zanon; Niklas Backstrom; Guillaume Latendresse; Cal Clutterbuck; Andrew Brunette; Mikko Koivu; Marek Zidlicky
4, 5 & 6. . . Miettinen's team ranks last year in goals, points and assists, respectively
4. . . Number of game-winning goals scored by "Mittens" last year.
9 in 8. . . Antti picked up nine points (7-2=9) in an eight game stretch from November 15 through December 9.
399. . . Miettinen is one game shy of his 400th career NHL contest.
1. . . Miettinen was the only Wild representative to score a goal in the 2010 Olympics (in a 6-1 loss to the United States).
6. . . Length of time (in minutes) that Miettinen spent in the sin bin on November 20 against the New York Islanders - the first three penalty game of his career.