A very productive two days for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild managed to pick three good prospects in the first two rounds and managed to round the rest of the prospect pool with three additional picks.
Here is our piece on Mario Lucia.
But who else did the Wild pick on day 2? Take the jump
Mainly an offensive defenseman, Seeler has impressed with his smooth skating and ability to play a physical (perhaps nasty) game. He will be heading to the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he will be working under coach Dean Blais.
Like many high school kids, Seeler has little experience playing against tougher opponents so he will have to spend a good amount of time in college, gaining playing experience, playing key roles and adding muscle to his body.
Seeler to Rau Splayback Effects vs. Minnetonka 2/26/11 (via splaybackcom)
#161 - Stephen Michalek
#35 / Goaltender / Loomis-Chaffee
Aug 6, 1993
Another goaltender? Did not expect that but there is nothing wrong with adding more talent, espicially when Stephen Michalek will be going into the college route, giving the Wild 4 years until they have to sign him.
His stats say ALOT. He has a solid .918 save percentage with an awful 3.95 GAA. Meaning, he was peppered with shots. Alot of them, but still managed to hold his own.
He has a good large body and very athletic. He also has good concentration and character, and being hit with that many shots, you would have to be.
He will be heading over to Harvard next season.
#191 - Tyler Graovac
#19 / Center / Ottawa 67s
Apr 27 1993
Tyler Graovac is a project pick by the Wild, which is fitting for a seventh round pick.
Graovac has tons of interesting tools: skating ability, big size, offensive ability, and plays center. However, he didn't get much ice time with the 67s and wasn't really an offensive threat. But he works hard and will have chances next season.
The Wild will be hoping for him to break out next season but Graovac will need to start to play with more of a physical edge, given that he has a good 6-3 frame to use.
Tyler Graovac Hat Trick , Ottawa 67's vs Mississauga Oct 3rd 2010.wmv (via SuperVids2000)
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