Minnesota Wild 2012 Season Grades: Kris Fredheim

That's him. Good thing there were cameras.

Kris Fredheim is the second half of the "every Kris begins with K" tandem, and was yet another pronunciation fit for game callers.

If you had Fredheim as a call up this season, you need to be playing every lottery you can get your hands on. Fredheim was signed to an AHL contract, outperformed his station in life, and when the Wild needed a d-man, called Fredheim's name and gave him his NHL. The organization passed on several other guys who should have been ahead of Fredheim on the depth chart. It was, to say the least, a surprise.

He was unspectacular in his three games of duty, but certainly better than most thought he could be. If nothing else, he showed he can be a two way contract type player. Maybe that's enough to keep his career alive.


Kris Fredheim

#59 / Defense / Minnesota Wild

6-2

170

Feb 23, 1987


Nathan- Young, raw, potential talent? Honestly, even when he was here I didn't notice enough to grade him much. In Traverse City the kid held his own against other kids, but he didn't show enough to me during his cups of coffee to even allow me to grade him.

Grade: Incomplete

Bryan- Meh. Good story, but not so much enough to write about. He was invisible in his games. Which, I guess, is a good thing. Tough to dock the kid much, but I'm not about to give any extra credit, either.

Grade: C-

Jesse- Well, what is there to say about Fredheim? Seriously, what is there to say? Fredheim got a short stint early in the season due to injuries. He wasn't bad, but nothing special. He had a pretty decent season for Houston. He's not going to be a top-pair guy in the NHL. In fact, Fredheim may never be a regular with the big boys. Like so many other Wild players, Fredheim is probably an injury call-up guy who will see regular minutes in the AHL.

Grade - C-

JS- I liked what I saw from the surprise call-up, but I really didn't see enough to give a fair grade.

Grade: N/A

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Join Hockey Wilderness

You must be a member of Hockey Wilderness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hockey Wilderness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker