The Minnesota Wild have done a very good job of building a young nucleus of talented players. The team’s prospect list does not necessarily reflect the future of the Wild due to so many young players having key roles on the NHL team.
To accurately build an opinion of the team’s future success, you have to look at young players in the amateur ranks, the minor leagues and the NHL. The Wild have graduated their top young players from prospects to NHL veterans.
In part one, the 11th through 15th ranked young players are likely going to play most of the season in Iowa. Part two begins to show the young talent already in the NHL. It has a good blend of defensive and offensive players with one goaltender, two defensemen and two forwards.
Here is the second installment of the Wild’s top players under the age of 25. It is the 10th through sixth best player.