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Minnesota Wild Development Camp 2012 Announced

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Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club will hold a development camp for team prospects July 9-15 at Xcel Energy Center.

The camp will focus on the development of the organization's top young prospects in both on-ice and off-ice settings. Houston Aeros Head Coach John Torchetti and the Aeros coaching staff will lead the on-ice sessions. The Wild's coaching staff will also meet with the players and work with them off the ice. In addition, players will participate in daily strength and conditioning education sessions and receive nutritional instruction.

A total of 45 players are scheduled to attend the Wild's 2012 Development Camp, including 26 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft. Players scheduled to attend include: Jonas Brodin, Brett Bulmer, Charlie Coyle, Tyler Cuma, Mikael Granlund, Matt Hackett, Erik Haula, Mario Lucia, Zack Phillips, Marco Scandella and Jason Zucker, along with all seven players selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2012 Development Camp will feature two scrimmages at Xcel Energy Center that are open to the public on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Gate 1 will open 30 minutes before the start of each scrimmage. The Hockey Lodge will hold a Warehouse Sale inside Xcel Energy Center Gate 1 on Tuesday, July 10 from 12 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, July 12 from 3 p.m. until the end of the open scrimmage and on Sunday, July 15 from 9 a.m. until the end of the open scrimmage. Items on sale will include player used equipment and autographed items along with apparel, headwear, novelty and collectible items.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR 2012 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP*

Date Time Event
Tuesday, July 10 8:30 a.m./10:30 a.m. Team White on ice/Team Green on ice
Wednesday, July 11 9:40 a.m. Team Green on ice (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)
Wednesday, July 11 11:30 a.m. Team White on ice (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)
Thursday, July 12 9:30 a.m./11 a.m. Team White on ice/Team Green on ice
Thursday, July 12 7 p.m. SCRIMMAGE – Open to the Public
Friday, July 13 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Small group on ice skills work
Saturday, July 14 9 a.m./11 a.m. Team Green on ice/Team White on ice
Sunday, July 15 11 a.m. SCRIMMAGE – Open to the Public

*Practice times and teams are subject to change. Practices are closed to the public.

TEAM GREEN
FORWARDS ACQ
16 Jason Zucker EN/10
43 Mario Lucia EN/11
52 Justin Fontaine FA/11
54 Brett Bulmer EN/10
57 Adam Gilmour EN/12
61 Zack Phillips EN/11
62 A.J. Michaelson INVITEE
64 Mikael Granlund EN/10
70 Louis Nanne EN/12
78 Bobby Farnham INVITEE
80 Carter Sandlak INVITEE
81 Drew LeBlanc INVITEE
82 Marshall Everson INVITEE
DEFENSEMEN ACQ
6 Marco Scandella EN/08
29 Sean Lorenz EN/08
38 Corbin Baldwin INVITEE
41 John Draeger EN/12
42 Daniel Gunnarsson EN/12
55 Matt Dumba EN/12
60 Cody Corbett INVITEE
GOALTENDERS ACQ
30 Stephen Michalek EN/11
50 Johan Gustafsson EN/10

TEAM WHITE
FORWARDS ACQ
47 Johan Larsson EN/10
49 Raphael Bussieres EN/12
51 Ryan Van Stralen INVITEE
53 Tyler Graovac EN/11
56 Erik Haula EN/09
58 Kyle Thomas INVITEE
59 Christoph Bertschy EN/12
63 Charlie Coyle TRD/11
71 Brett Olson INVITEE
72 Kris Foucault EN/09
73 Joel Broda FA/10
75 Will Merchant INVITEE
DEFENSEMEN ACQ
23 Steven Kampfer TRD12
40 Jonas Brodin EN/11
26 Tyler Cuma EN/08
33 Ashton Sautner INVITEE
67 Kyle Medvec EN/06
68 Josh Caron FA/10
74 Colton Jobke FA/10
76 Nick Seeler EN/11
GOALTENDERS ACQ
31 Matt Hackett EN/09
84 Mackenzie Skapski INVITEE