2017 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP TO BE HELD JULY 8-13
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club will hold a development camp for team prospects July 8-13 at Xcel Energy Center. The on-ice sessions will be led by Minnesota Wild assistant coaches Darby Hendrickson and Bob Woods, Iowa Wild Head Coach Derek Lalonde and Associate Head Coach David Cunniff, along with Minnesota Wild Assistant General Manager Andrew Brunette, Director of Player Development Brad Bombardir, Player Development Coach Richard Park, Skating Skills Coach Andy Ness and Goaltender Development Coach Frederic Chabot. In addition, players will participate in daily strength and conditioning sessions, as well as other off-ice topics, including sports psychology, media training and nutrition education.
The Wild's 2017 Development Camp will feature two scrimmages that are free and open to the public at Xcel Energy Center. Open scrimmages will occur on Tuesday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Each scrimmage will feature two, 30-minute running time halves. Gate 1 will open to the public 30 minutes prior to the start of each scrimmage.
The Wild will also host a Block Party, presented by Wells Fargo, on July 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Seven Corners parking lot across West Seventh Street from Xcel Energy Center. The Wild Block Party will feature appearances by Wild players and prospects participating in Development Camp. The event's festivities will include a DJ, local food trucks, beverage stations, and interactive games and outdoor activities. The Hockey Lodge and State of Hockey will be on site along with media partners FOX Sports North and KFAN.
A total of 42 players are scheduled to attend the Wild's 2017 Development Camp, including 15 selected by Minnesota in the NHL Entry Draft. Players scheduled to attend include: Sam Anas, Jordan Greenway, Justin Kloos, Luke Kunin, Avery Peterson and Carson Soucy along with 2017 draft picks Ivan Lodnia (3rd round), Mason Shaw (4th round), Bryce Misley (4th round), Jacob Golden (5th round) and Nick Swaney (7th round).
For the 2017 Minnesota Wild Development Camp roster and team assignments, CLICK HERE.
2017 MINNESOTA WILD DEVELOPMENT CAMP SCHEDULE*
DATE TIME NOTES
Saturday, July 8 2:45 p.m./4 p.m. Team White on ice/Team Green on ice
Sunday, July 9 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Small group skating sessions
Monday, July 10 9:20 a.m./10:50 a.m. Team Green on ice/Team White on ice
Tuesday, July 11 2:30 p.m. Green vs. White Scrimmage at Xcel Energy Center (Open to Public)
Wednesday, July 12 9:20 a.m./10:45 a.m. Team Green on ice/Team White on ice
Thursday, July 13 5 p.m. Green vs. White Scrimmage at Xcel Energy Center (Open to Public)
6-9 p.m. Wild Block Party - Seven Corners lot across from Xcel Energy Center
*Practice times and teams are subject to change. Practices are closed to the public. Please contact a member of the Wild Media Relations Department if you are interested in attending Development Camp. Players will be available to media upon the conclusion of their practice/scrimmage session.
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