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1/18 F Alex Tuch May 5, 1996 U.S. U-18 (USHL) Baldwinsville, n.y.
3/80 D Louis Belpedio May 14, 1996 U.S. U-18 (USHL) Skokie, IL
4/109 G Kaapo Kahkonen Aug. 16, 1996 Blues Jr. (FIN) Helsinki, FIN
5/139 D Tanner Faith Oct. 5, 1995 Kootenay (WHL) Terrace, B.C.
6/160 D Pontus Sjalin June 12, 1996 OStersunds IK (SWE) --
6/167 C Chase Lang Sept. 13, 1996 Calgary (WHL) Naniamo, B.c.
6/169 C Reid Duke Jan. 28, 1996 LethBridge (WHL) Calgary, Ab
7/199 C Pavel Jenys April 2, 1996 Brno (CZE) Brno, CZE


Draft Coverage


Lighthouse: That's A Wrap
  Wild Adds Seven On Day 2
  2014 Draft Pick Profiles   Gallery: Draft Day Two
A few observations with the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is officially in the books.
  Minnesota added to its prospect stable on Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft.
  Get a quick look at the Wild's 2014 NHL Entry Draft selections.   Check out the scens from Day 2 at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. 

Third Round Move   Round 1 Round-Up   Wild Selects Tuch 18th Overall   Tuch Continues To Grow
The Wild traded back in the third round, selected Louis Belpedio 80th.   The First Round of the 2014 Draft was an eventuful affair.   The Wild selected U.S. National Development Team forward Alex Tuch.   The top-rated U.S.-born skater continues to grow into his game.

Gallery: First Round   Lighthouse: It's Draft Day    
Check out the scenes from the First Round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.   With the First Round tonight, the League has been chatty.    

Fletcher Post Draft
  Flahr Post Draft
The Wild's GM discusses the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
  The Wild's Assistant GM recaps the 2014 Draft.

Duke Meets The Media
  Kahkonen Meets The Media
One of the Wild's sixth-round picks meets the press.
  The Wild's fourth-round pick talks about his game.

Belpedio Meets The Media   Behind The Scenes With Tuch
The Wild's third-round pick answers some questions.   A look at what it's like to be a first-round draft pick.

Summer Bash Recap   Alex Tuch Meets The Media
Scenes from the Wild's Summer Bash and Draft Party.   After he was selected 18th overall, he fields some Q's.

Fletcher Talks Tuch   Flahr Talks Tuch
The Wild's GM discusses its recent Draft pick.   The Wild's Assistant GM discusses its Draft pick.

Wild Selects Alex Tuch   Brent Flahr Draft Preview
With the 18th overall pick, Minnesota takes a forward.   The Wild's Assistant GM talks about hot Draft topics.

Mike Morreale Draft Preview   Board Of Governors Reaction
The NHL.com writer previews the Wild's draft.   Wild GM Chuck Fletcher reacts to the meeting in NYC.


Pre-draft Coverage


Lighthouse: Day Before The Draft
  Photo Gallery: Top Prospects
  Late Round Bloomers   A Portrait Of Determination
The Lighthouse caught up with picks on how they're feeling before the Draft.
  Get an up-close view of the top prospects without all the gear.
  Late-round picks Darcy Kuemper and Erik Haula made an impact last year.   Hard work pays off and Kurtis Gabriel isn't afraid to keep pushing himself.

When Were They Picked?   Keeping Draft Options Open   Wild At The Combine   A Whirlwind Year
See if you can match up when your favorite Wild players were drafted.   Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and co. are styaing flexible this year.   Wild brass use the Combine to learn more about prospects.   Gustav Olofsson had an eventful year after getting drafted by Minnesota.

2014 Wild Draft Guide   Minnesotans Available   18 Years Of 18th Picks   Q & A With Nino Niederreiter
Get a breakdown of the Wild's draft history and how past picks are faring.   The top-ranked Minnesota players available in 2014 NHL Entry Draft.   As the Wild have the 18th pick, here's a look back at former 18th picks.   Niederreiter chats about last year's Draft day trade and his year with the Wild.

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Combine Continues To Evolve   CSS N. American Skaters   CSS N. American Goalies   CSS
European Skaters
Report from the NHL Scouting Combine, which is evolving.   Central Scouting's final list of top North American prospects.   Central Scouting's final list of top North American goalies.   Central Scouting's final list of top European skaters.

European Goalies
  2013 Draft Central    
Central Scouting's final list of top European goalies.   Look at Wild.com's coverage from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.    

2014 Top Prospects
  Prospects Tour Philadelphia
Prospects met the media the day before the big event.   The top 2014 prospects get to know Philly.

Behind Closed Doors   Meet Sam Bennett
Get an inside look at interviews at the 2014 Combine.
  Get to know the No. 1 rated N. American prospect.

Draft Personality: Guilty TV Pleasures   Meet Aaron Ekblad
The top Draft prospects share their favorite TV shows.   Get to know the No. 2 rated N. American prospect.

Meet Sam Reinhart   Draft Personality: Interesting Facts
Get to know the No. 3 rated N. American prospect.   Prospects reveal an interesting fact about themselves.

Meet Leon Draisaitl   Meet Michael Dal Colle
Get to know the No. 4 rated N. American prospect.   Get to know the No. 5 rated N. American prospect.

Combine Wrap Up  
NHL.com’s Mike Morreale and Adam Kimelman report from the Scouting Combine.  


2/46 D Gustav Olofsson Dec. 1, 1994 green bay (ushl) boras, sweden
3/81 RW Kurtis gabriel april 20, 1993 owen sound (ohl) newmarket, ONT, can
4/107 D Dylan Labbe jan. 9, 1995 shawinigan (QMJHL) levis, qc, can
5/137 D carson soucy july 24, 1994 spruce grove (ajHL) irma, ab, can
6/167 C avery peterson june 20, 1995 sioux city (ushl) grand rapids, MN
7/197 D nolan de jong april 25, 1995 victoria (bchl) victoria, bc, can
7/200 g alexandre belanger aug. 19, 1995 rouyn-noranda (QMJHL) sherbrooke, qc, can

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