DES MOINES -- Hunter Warner arrived for the Minnesota Wild training camp in September with two simple goals: Play hard and have fun.
"I've always believed that good things happen to those who are positive and who work hard," the rookie Iowa Wild defenseman said. "You can't control everything, but you can control your effort."
And sometimes great effort gets noticed unexpectedly. By the time Warner left Minnesota for Iowa in early October, his effort and his growth into one of the Wild's legitimate blue-line prospects won him praise as the surprise player of the NHL training camp.