Minnesota Wild Depth Chart

The Minnesota Wild are set to play on January 19th as they host the Colorado Avalanche, which is also Hockey Day Minnesota.  Hockey fans in Minnesota will have to choose between watching Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter debut for the Wild, Gophers hosting arch-rivals North Dakota, and high school hockey games like Wayzata at Eden Prairie, Benilde-St. Margaret's at Grand Rapids, or Breck at St. Thomas Academy.

Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter

Either way, the state of Minnesota is going to be buzzing.

Anyway, back to the Wild.  Here is what the depth chart for the Wild Looks like right now.  Keep in mind anything can change!

Forwards:
Lockout Team
Zach Parise
F
Mikko Koivu
F
TPS (Finland)
Dany Heatley
F
Matt Cullen
F
Mikael Granlund
F
Houston (AHL)
Devin Setoguchi
F
Ontario (ECHL)
PM Bouchard
F
Kyle Brodziak
F
Cal Clutterbuck
F
Darroll Powe
F
Zenon Konopka
F
Torrey Mitchell
F


Defensemen:
Ryan Suter
D
Jared Spurgeon
D
SC Langnau (Switzerland)
Marco Scandella
D
Houston (AHL)
Tom Gilbert
D
Clayton Stoner
D
Justin Falk
D
Nate Prosser
D


Goalies:
Niklas Backstrom
G
Dinamo Minsk (Belarus)
Josh Harding
G



That should be the way things look as of now.  Obviously things change and based on the way some of the Houston Aeros have skated, there could easily be changes.  Below are a list of a few skaters who could end up skating in Minnesota.

Pos.
Team
(GP) G-A-Pts.
Jason Zucker
LW
Houston (AHL)
(31)  15-17-32
-7
Charlie Coyle
F
Houston (AHL)
(35)  12-8-20
-5
Justin Fontaine
RW
Houston (AHL)
(28)  8-14-22
+2
Johan Larsson
RW
Houston (AHL)
(35)  9-11-20
E
Nick Palmieri
RW
Houston (AHL)
(35)  9-10-19
+9
David McIntyre
C
Houston (AHL)
(34)  7-9-16
+15
Stephane Veilleux
F
Jake Dowell
F


Justin Fontaine is an ex Bulldog, keep that in mind.  Jason Zucker also played in the WCHA with the Denver Pioneers.  Both have put up nice numbers so far this year for Houston, but as a Bulldog Fan and WCHA guy (right now anyway) it would be cool to see one of those two get bumped up.


GO WILD!!!

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