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 all-time leader in games played: Nick Schultz.Other Numbers: Martin Havlat; Brent Burns; Antti Miettinen; Greg Zanon; Niklas Backstrom; Guillaume Latendresse; Cal Clutterbuck; Andrew Brunette; Mikko Koivu; Marek Zidlicky
6. . . For the sixth straight season, Schultz played at least 79 games.
20. . . Schultz' point total from last year, besting his previous career high by four.
1st. . . Nick became the first player in Wild history to play 600 games.
12th. . . Schultzy finished tied for 12th in the NHL in blocked shots with 158.
4. . . His one goal total in 2009-10 snapped a four season streak of scoring exactly two goals in a season.
+22. . . His career +/- rating, which ranks fourth on the all-time Wild charts.