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 games played last year: Kyle Brodziak.Other Numbers: Nick Schultz; Martin Havlat; Brent Burns; Antti Miettinen; Greg Zanon; Niklas Backstrom; Guillaume Latendresse; Cal Clutterbuck; Andrew Brunette; Mikko Koivu; Marek Zidlicky
82. . . Brodziak was one of two players (Andrew Brunette) to appear in all 82 games last season.
4. . . Brodzy set career-highs in four categories last year: games (82), assists (23), points (32) and shots on goal (140).
80%. . . Brodziak's faceoff success rate on February 4 in a win over Edmonton. He won 16 of 20 draws that night.
4-1-0. . . Minnesota's record during Kyle's career high five-game scoring streak, when he posted two goals and four assists (January 5 - 13).
1st. . . Brodziak was the first Wild player to score more than one goal in a game last season. He scored twice on November 5 against Vancouver.
0. . . Brodzy posted an even rating in the final seven games of the season.