A look at how Minnesota Wild prospects have performed up-to-date this season, from NCAA to international play.
Three Minnesota Wild prospects will be taking part in the 2021 NCAA Frozen Four this week, representing three of the four teams remaining.
Senior Nick Swaney, a 2017 draft pick, hopes to lead University of Minnesota-Duluth to its third consecutive national championship. Swaney leads the Bulldogs with 27 points this season, and is ranked second in assists, with 14.
Minnesota-Duluth will play University of Massachusetts in the semifinal on Thursday at 8 p.m., a rematch of the 2019 championship game. Wild prospect Filip Lindberg will be in net for UMass.
Lindberg was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week and Most Outstanding Player at the Bridgeport Regional after saving 48 shots in two wins. He recorded 18 saves in a 4-0 win against Bemidji State in the Regional Championship for his third career NCAA Tournament shutout, tying the NCAA Tournament record.
Lindberg is 9-0-3 with four shutouts in his last 12 games, recording a .958 save percentage and only a .976 goals-against average. He leads the NCAA in save percentage and goals-against average this season.
Sam Hentges will skate for St. Cloud State University against Minnesota State-Mankato in its Frozen Four matchup on Thursday at 4 p.m. Hentges has recorded eight goals and eight assists in 27 games this season.
In non Frozen Four news, 2019 first round pick Matt Boldy signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Wild on Tuesday. The Hobey Baker Award Top Ten Finalist will begin his professional career with the Iowa Wild.
Future Minnesota Wild Statistics - April 2, 2021