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Wild Prospects Report - Mar. 8

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

HOUSTON AEROS (37-25-1-4, 2nd in West Division, 2nd in Western Conference) –
The Aeros went 2-2-0-0 last week, beating Rockford 8-1 on Wednesday and Syracuse 3-1 on Friday, and then falling 3-1 to Texas on Saturday and 5-4 to Abbotsford on Sunday. D Maxim Noreau  (1-5=6), C Patrick O’Sullivan  (2-4=6) and D Marco Scandella  (2-4=6) co-led Houston with six points apiece while RW Jon DiSalvatore  (5-0=5) and LW Robbie Earl  (0-5=5) tallied five points each. G Matt Hackett  and G Josh Tordjman each recorded one win. Overall, Disalvatore owns a team best 48 points (20-28=48) in 67 games. Hackett leads the team with 15 wins, a 2.27 GAA, and a .918 SV% (minimum 1260 minutes played). This week the Aeros will host Manitoba on Friday and Sunday.

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Future Wild Update

Canadian Hockey Leagues

LW Brett Bulmer - Kelowna (WHL):
Second round pick (39th overall) in 2010 Draft suffered a leg injury and has missed the last 10 games. Now listed as week-to-week, his season point total is 47 (18-29=47) in 54 games.  

D Josh Caron - Kamloops (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has one goal through 22 games this season with a -2 rating. He missed 41 games earlier in the year with a broken collar bone. 

LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL): The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2009 Draft upped his goal total to 23 to go along with 22 assists in 58 contests.   

D Colton Jobke - Kelowna (WHL): The 2010 free agent signing has a goal and seven assists through 44 games and is a +4 on the season. 

D Bjorn Krupp - Belleville (OHL): The 2009 free agent signing has tied his point total of 11 from last season with a goal and 10 assists. He has appeared in 55 games this season. 

RW Dylen McKinlay - Chilliwack (WHL): The seventh round pick (189th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft picked up a goal last week and has now tallied 19 points (5-14=19) in 48 games.

C Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL): The seventh round pick (193rd overall) in the 2009 Draft left Colgate University after playing seven games and notching three assists. He has joined Omaha of the USHL where he's played 18 games and scored 11 points (4-7=11).

LW Erik Haula - Minnesota (WCHA): The seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 was held without a point in Minnesota's last regulation series of the season in Bemidji State. He leads the Gophers with 18 assists and ranks tied for third in points (6-18=24). He's a +11 on the season. Minnesota will host Alaska Anchorage in the first round of the WCHA playoffs beginning on Friday.

D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA): Fourth round pick (115th overall) in 2008 was off last week. He leads team defensemen with a +25 rating and owns four goals and nine assists through 36 games. Notre Dame will host Lake Superior State this weekend in the CCHA playoffs

D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE): Fourth round pick (102nd overall) in 2006 returned last week from injury after missing five games. He's totaled six points (2-4=6) in 27 games thus far this season. Vermont will play at New Hampshire in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs.

F Jason Zucker - Denver (WCHA): Second round selection (59th overall) in 2010 Draft was held without a point for the final two regular season games of the season last week. He owns 20 goals and 18 assists in 34 games and ranks third in WCHA play in scoring and second in goals. He has twice been named the WCHA Freshman of the Week, and last week was named college hockey's Rookie of the Month for February. Denver will host Minnesota State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs next week.


F Mikael Granlund - HIFK Helsinki (Finland):
The first round selection (ninth overall) in 2010 picked up a goal and added two assists in three games last week. He raised his point total to 35 (8-27=35) in 38 games and owns a +7 rating. He missed 21 games earlier in the season with an injury.

RW Johan Larsson - Brynas (Sweden): The second round selection (56th overall) in the 2010 Draft played in two games as Brynas finished its regular season. He finished the Elite League season with four goals and four assists in 43 games with a +3 rating.

RW Mikko Lehtonen - Skelleftea (Sweden): Lehtonen finished the regular season as the Swedish Elite League's top goal scorer (30) and second leading point producer (30-28=50). He played 55 games with Skelleftea and was a +1.    

F Jere Sallinen - Blues Espoo (Finland): The sixth round selection (163rd overall) in the 2009 Draft has five goals and eight assists through 54 games.


Dennis Endras - Augsberger (Germany):
The 2010 free agent owns a 20-21-4 record with a 3.15 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.    

Johan Gustafsson - VIK (Sweden): The sixth round pick (159th overall) in the 2010 Draft  is 1-1 with a 2.94 goals against average and a .867 save percentage as VIK is in postseason play for a chance to join the Elite League next season. Gustafsson finished the regular season with a 2.30 goals against average and a.910 save percentage.

Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL): The sixth round pick (161st overall) in 2009 went 1-1-0 last week, putting his record at 40-12-4. He leads the league in every goaltending category including: wins, goals against average (1.90), save percentage (.932) and shutouts (10). He has been named the CHL Goalie of the Week three times and the WHL Player of the Week once. He was the WHL Goalie of the Month in January.
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