Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. NHL

Minnesota Wild 2014 free agent analysis: Clayton Stoner

See also

The Minnesota Wild have few roster spots with the emergence of their young stars. However, a few players still need to supplement the roster. The Wild enter the offseason with 14 unrestricted free agents and eight restricted free agents.

Here is unrestricted free agent defenseman Clayton Stoner.

2013-14 Team(s): Minnesota Wild (NHL)

2013-14 Statistics: 63 games played, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, minus-6 rating, 84 penalty minutes, 48 shots on goal (regular season); 13 games played, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points, plus-2 rating, 26 penalty minutes, 13 shots on goal (playoffs)

Outlook: Stoner stepped his game up in the playoffs. The Wild’s third round draft pick in 2004 has not become an offensive force (4 goals and 27 assists in 227 NHL games), but has been the most physically imposing player on the team’s blue line.

His physicality wore on the Colorado Avalanche and got into the minds of the Chicago Blackhawks. The intimidation factor Stoner brought during the playoffs makes him one of the top priorities for the Wild to re-sign this summer.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    Camera
    14 Photos