A look at how Minnesota Wild prospects have performed up-to-date this season, from NCAA to international play.
University of Minnesota Duluth forward Nick Swaney, a 2017 NHL Entry Draft selection by the Wild, scored a hat trick on Saturday night to record 100 points in his college career. He becomes the 59th player in school history to hit the milestone.
Swaney, a senior, scored three goals for No. 10 University of Minnesota Duluth in a 5-1 win over No. 6 St. Cloud State on senior night. He was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's Forward of the Week after the performance.
In 23 games this season, Swaney has scored a team-high 13 goals and 14 assists. His 27 points ranks second in the NCHC.
Five Wild prospects suited up in Friday night's game between No. 1 Boston College and No. 9 University of Massachusetts. Goaltender Filip Lindberg, Minnesota's seventh-round pick in 2019, led UMass to a 3-2 overtime victory, saving 29 shots. Boston College forward Jack McBain, a 2018 Wild draft pick, scored his sixth goal of the season in the game, assisted by 2019 Wild draft pick Nikita Nesterenko. McBain ranks third on BC in scoring, with Nesterenko ranked fourth.
Lindberg currently has a nation-best .945 save percentage and is ranked second with a 1.46 goals-against average. In his last six starts, he is 4-0-2, with a 0.80 goals-against average and has a .968 save percentage.
Lindberg was named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for February, the second straight month he was awarded the honor.
Future Minnesota Wild Statistics - March 5, 2021