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Jarret Stoll had an ugly season with the Minnesota Wild

The offseason means the end of Minnesota Wild games, but the work is never done. With Exit Interviews, Hockey Wilderness assumes the GM's chair and sits down with each player to review their season, highlighting what we liked from them over the year and pointing out what can be improved to take the next step. Today, Jarret Stoll takes the interview chair.

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Hello Jarret, come in. You can sit, or better yet, just go ahead and assume the fetal position, as this is most likely going to be ugly.

We claimed you off of waivers in December because we had a hole at fourth line center. Our "Plan A", Tyler Graovac, had been injured for essentially the entire season, our penalty kill was a mess, and we loved your experience. Predictably you became a favorite of Mike Yeo and found yourself playing as an extra attacker in must-score situations, and you even saw some 3-on-3 overtime action. Your coach loved you, which means you're more than likely a great guy in the locker room, but unfortunately for you, and for your former coach, you can't "great guy" the puck into the opponents net.

Upon claiming you, we touted you as "a very good penalty killer", which you were.....five years ago. Unfortunately for us, your penalty killing skills from five years ago weren't very effective in improving our percentages, as we finished 27th in the league at 77.9% effectiveness. In your time with us, only one player in the entire league was on the ice for more goals against while on the penalty kill than you. That's less than ideal.

Enough negativity though, on to the good news!

You won 56.7% of your faceoffs, which is great! That's it, that's the good news.

Despite all of those faceoff wins, opposing teams still managed 64% of the shot attempts with you on the ice. Of the 549 players who played more >500 minutes this year, not one player gave up a higher percentage of shot attempts to the opposition. On average, each game you played, you gave up 3.5 scoring chances for every one offensive chance you generated. No amount of defensive zone starts can explain your horrific numbers across the board.

Expectations for Next Season

We have help on the way from Iowa in the form of Graovac, and with Coach Boudreau taking over, we are going to be looking to ice a more balanced lineup with an emphasis on speed. It is pretty clear that your great skating days are behind you, so it is unlikely that we will find a spot for you in the lineup next year.

Offseason Homework

1. Do you bake? Whittle? Knit? Do you fancy yourself a puzzler? Taking up any of these hobbies will greatly aid your transition into retirement.

2. Enjoy yourself. You had a fantastic career and we wish you the best wherever you end up.