While playing games on three straight nights, the Houston Aeros earned five of a possible six points last weekend. Houston hosted the Texas Stars in a 5-1 win Friday, as defenseman Brian Connelly
led all players with three points (1-2=3) on the night. The Aeros traveled to Cedar Park Saturday, sweeping the home-and-home series with the Stars, 5-3. Center Mikael Granlund
totaled four points (2-2=4) in the win, and Darcy Kuemper
made 24 saves to earn the victory in his season debut. Houston hosted Milwaukee in their final contest of the weekend Sunday, earning a point in a 5-4 overtime loss. Winger Nick Palmieri
scored with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force the extra session, before defender Mattias Ekholm beat goalie Matt Hackett
This week, the Aeros travel to Oklahoma City to face the Barons at 7 p.m. Friday, before returning to Houston to host the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
Wild Prospects Update
Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Raphael Bussieres - Baie-Comeau (QMJHL): The Wild’s second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft registered four points (2-2=4) and a +3 rating in three games for Baie-Comeau last week. In 12 games, Bussieres has four goals and five assists.
D Matt Dumba - Red Deer (WHL): Registered two assists in three games with Red Deer last week. Minnesota’s first-round selection in this summer’s NHL Draft leads the Rebels and is T-12th among all WHL defensemen with nine points (2-7=9) this season.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa (OHL): Totaled two goals in two games last week. Leads all OHL players with 11 goals and ranks T-15th with 15 points this season. Named to the OHL roster for both games of the CHL’s Subway Super Series vs. Russia Nov. 5-15.
D John Draeger - Michigan State (CCHA): The Wild’s third-round selection in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft scored his first two college assists and a +3 rating as Michigan State earned a win and tie against Niagara last weekend.
RW Adam Gilmour - Muskegon (USHL): Minnesota’s fourth-round pick in June’s Draft scored a goal and registered a +2 rating in two victories last week. Through eight games, he has 5 points (2-3=5).
RW Anthony Hamburg - RIT (AHA): Recorded two shots in RIT’s loss to Penn State Saturday. Has been held scoreless in three games.
LW Erik Haula - University of Minnesota (WCHA): Notched a goal in two games as Minnesota earned a win and loss against Michigan Tech. In four games, he has three goals and an assists, as the Gophers are ranked No. 2 in the country.
LW Mario Lucia - Notre Dame (CCHA): Suffered a broken leg before the start of his first season with the Irish and is out indefinitely.
LW Louis Nanne - Penticton (BCHL): Did not play last week after leaving a game with an injury. Before being injured, Nanne had 11 points (4-7=11) in 10 games. Penticton remains the top-ranked team in the BCHL with a record of 12-2-0-1.
D Nick Seeler - Nebraska Omaha (WCHA): Totaled an assist for the Mavericks during a win and loss against Northern Michigan last weekend. In four games, he has a goal, two assists and is plus-2. The defenseman is the Wild.com featured prospect, read more about him, here.
RW Christoph Bertschy - SC Bern (Swiss): Recorded a minus-1 rating in three games with Bern last week. Has been held off the score sheet in 13 games.
D Daniel Gunnarsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Totaled a plus-2 rating in two games with Lulea last week. Has two goals, two assits and is plus-6 in 14 games this year.
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Stopped 30-of-32 shots in one win last week. Ranks second in goals-against average (1.56 GAA) among Swedish Elite League goalies and eighth in save percentage (.929 SV%), having stopped 159-of-171 shots.
Stephen Michalek - Harvard (ECAC): Set to begin his sophomore season after being named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team during his first campaign. Harvard opens the season against Bentley on Oct. 27.