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

Minnesota Wild 2014 free agent analysis: Kyle Medvec

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 Kyle Medvec.

2013-14 Team(s): Iowa Wild (AHL)

2013-14 Statistics: 72 games played, 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points, minus-24 rating, 88 penalty minutes, 1 power play goal, 71 shots on goal

Outlook: During his days in the United States Hockey League, he was a big body that could dominate the opponents with physical play. He was a hard hitter with a big shot, but every other aspect of his game was below average.

The Wild drafted him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. He played one full season for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL before joining the University of Vermont. In this four years for the Catamounts, he turned into a legitimate NHL prospect by improving his skating and puck skills.

Medvec has been consistently in the Wild’s AHL affiliate’s lineup, aside from a total of 12 games played in 2012-13 in the East Coast Hockey League.

He is one of the harder unrestricted free agents to figure out his future. On one hand, he could be a quality depth defenseman with the potential to be a third-pairing NHLer. On the other hand, the Wild have defensive depth in the organization with a few slated to be among the top pairings in Iowa.


Today's top buzz...

  • Weird Al
    'Weird Al' Yankovic gains his first number one album with 'Mandatory Fun'
    Music Buzz
  • LeBron James
    Frank Caliendo channels Morgan Freeman when reading LeBron James' letter
    NBA Buzz
  • NFL jerseys
    New York Giants and Jets fail to breach NFL's top 25 in jersey sales
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Bad Company
    Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd deliver a double dose of hits at the Blossom Music Center
    20 Photos