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|* Wild.com's 2009 Draft Central Home
We have Draft resources (Wild Draft Guide, 2009 Prospect Info), including from the NHL and Central Scouting, plus it will serve as our on-site home throughout the Draft from Montreal * T. Thompson (6/25/2009)
Tommy talks to Wild.com about the events taking place in the last couple of days before the NHL Draft's first round on Friday
-- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild currently owns seven picks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, including the 12th selection in the first round.
The 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be held June 26-27 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
The first round of the draft will be held on Friday, June 26 live on Versus starting at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) on the NHL Network. MINNESOTA WILD 2009 NHL ENTRY DRAFT CHOICES
Round 1 – 12th overall
Round 4 – #99, #103, #116
Round 5 – #133
Round 6 – #163
Round 7 - #193Wild Draft Notes:
• The Wild traded its 2009 second round draft pick and RW Ryan Jones to the Nashville Predators in exchange for D Marek Zidlicky (7/1/08).
• Minnesota traded its 2009 third round draft pick and its 2008 first round pick (#24) to New Jersey in exchange for the 23rd pick in the 2008 Entry Draft and selected D Tyler Cuma
• The Wild acquired a 2009 fourth round pick (#99) from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for LW Brian Rolston (6/29/08).
• Minnesota acquired a 2009 fourth round pick (#116) from the Boston Bruins and RW Petr Kalus in exchange for G Manny Fernandez (7/1/07).
Additional on-site coverage of the Wild’s 2009 draft picks will be provided on www.wild.com. Exclusive draft coverage on www.wild.com will include: features, photos, video and audio clips, plus interviews with General Manager Chuck Fletcher, Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel Tom Thompson and selected draft picks.