The Wild added the following players to training camp: LW Colton Gillies, LW Ryan Graham, LW Matt Kassian
, C Cody Almond
, C Justin Hodgman, C Morten Madsen, RW Cal Clutterbuck
, RW Carson McMillan
, D Tyler Cuma
, D Justin Falk
, D Maxim Noreau, D Frederic St. Denis, D Marco Scandella
, D Tyler Schmidt and G Anton Khudobin.
That group includes the Wild’s top two picks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Cuma was taken 23rd overall, while Scandella was Minnesota’s second-round pick (No. 55 overall). Gillies was the Wild’s first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-five of the 54 players in the Wild’s training camp were selected by the team in the NHL Entry Draft.
The Wild released the following nine players from their tryouts: F Chris Culligan, F Kevin King, F Tomas Knotek, F Jordan Mistelbacher, F Scott Wasden, D Eric Doyle, D Alexandre Neron, G Cody St. Jacques and G Steven Sanford.
The Wild finished third in the Traverse City, Mich., tournament, defeating Detroit 3-2 in a shootout on Wednesday.