The Minnesota Wild’s top prospects will be in the State of Hockey for the club’s Development Camp, July 9-14 at Xcel Energy Center.
Fans can see the future Wild, as this year’s Development Camp will feature a Team Green vs. Team White scrimmage that will be free and open to the public. Fans can watch the scrimmage, which will include a warmup, two, 30-minute halves and an end-of-game “all player” shootout, at Xcel Energy Center on Monday, July 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gate 1 is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Fans can also attend a Green vs. White scrimmage at Braemar Arena, located on 7501 Ikola Way in Edina, at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, which is also free and open to the public.
The camp will focus on the development of the organization’s top young prospects in both on-ice and off-ice settings. Iowa Wild Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst, Assistant Coach Steve Poapst and Minnesota Wild Director of Player Development Brad Bombardir will lead the on-ice sessions along with Barry Karn and Andy Ness. Minnesota’s coaching staff will also meet the players and work with them off the ice. In addition, players will participate in daily strength and conditioning education sessions, as well as other off-ice topics, including nutritional instruction.
A total of 42 players are scheduled to attend the Wild’s 2014 Development Camp, including 19 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft. Players scheduled to attend include: Matt Dumba, Christian Folin, Kurtis Gabriel, Guillaume Gelinas, Gustav Olofsson, and Zack Phillips, along with seven players selected in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Click here, for a PDF of the Development Camp roster.