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 leader in blocked shots : Greg Zanon.Other Numbers: Niklas Backstrom; Guillaume Latendresse; Cal Clutterbuck; Andrew Brunette; Mikko Koivu; Marek Zidlicky
3. . . The number of categories that Zanon established career highs in last season: assists (13), points (15) and shots (59).
22:22. . . Z's average time on ice in 2009-2010, which ranked second on the team.
30:19. . . His ice time against Florida on March 9, which was a career high.
196. . . Number of shots blocked last year by Zanon, which led Minnesota and ranked fourth in the NHL.
4. . . Consecutive seasons that Zanon has ranked in the top 10 in the NHL in blocked shots.
172. . . The number of consecutive games played by the former Nebraska-Omaha Maverick before missing a game with an ankle injury on March 19. He played the next 11 games to conclude the season.