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 the Wild's first in-season acquisition last year: Chuck Kobasew.Other Numbers: Kyle Brodziak; Nick Schultz; Martin Havlat; Brent Burns; Antti Miettinen; Greg Zanon; Niklas Backstrom; Guillaume Latendresse; Cal Clutterbuck; Andrew Brunette; Mikko Koivu; Marek Zidlicky
6th. . . Kobasew became the sixth Wild player in history to record a hat trick, scoring three against Colorado on November 27.
5 in 9. . . In his final nine games of the season, Chuck scored five goals.
22:32. . . Kobasew's season high in ice time, coming in a win over Calgary in which he scored a goal.
400. . . Played in his 400th game on March 11 at Detroit.
2. . . Five of Kobasew's goals came in two games - his hat trick against Colorado, and two goals against Calgary, his former team, on March 31.
19. . . CK's career point total against the Colorado Avalanche in 23 games. His next highest total is 13 points in 17 games against Detroit.