As the Minnesota Wild begin their Prospects Development Camp this week in St. Paul. Some members of the Houston Aeros including new Head Coach Mike Yeo, Team GM Jim Mill and Team Communications Manager Robert Deismore who will be at the Wild Camp at the Xcel Energy Center taking a look at some of the Top Prospects in the Minnesota Wild System which includes a few guys that played for the Houston Aeros.
Some of them played in Houston this past year while some others may get their start in Houston for their professional career next season as the team looks to help improve the Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros Org. who both missed the playoffs last season.
Not only did both the Aeros and Wild miss the playoffs, but they were also not even close as the Wild finished 11 points back of Colorado who had the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Houston finished a good 11 points back of 4th Place Milwaukee in the AHL West Division so both teams have a lot of work to do to get back to the postseason for the 2010-2011 season.
Here's a look at the Minnesota Wild Top 20 Prospects according to Hockey's Future as the 2009-2010 season came to an end.
To check out more from the Houston Aeros officials in St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out the Blog that team Head Coach Mike Yeo and the rest of the crew will be reporting from on the Houston Aeros Website.
Houston Aeros Blog on the Minnesota Camp: www.aeros.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=2632
Press Release from the Minnesota Wild Website: http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=533878
I will show the List and their teams for the top 20 Minnesota Wild Prospects from the 2009-2010 season according to Hockey's Future. The numbers in the brackets are the previous rankings.
1 (1). Tyler Cuma, Ottawa 67s (OHL)
2 (4). Marco Scandella, Val-dor Forurus (QMJHL)
3 (2). Colton Gillies, Houston Aeros (AHL)
4 (5). Matt Hackett, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
5 (7). Maxim Noreau, Houston Aeros (AHL)
6 (6). Cody Almond, Houston Aeros (AHL)
7 (12). Erik Haula, Omaha Lancers (USHL)
8 (11). Justin Falk, Houston Aeros (AHL)
9 (10). Kristopher Foucault, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
10 (8). Petr Kalus, Houston Aeros (AHL)
11 (16). Anton Khudobin, Florida Everblades (ECHL)
12 (13). Carson Mcmillan, Houston Aeros (AHL)
13 (17). Harri IIvonen, Tappara Tampere (SM-Liiga, Finland)
14 (15). Kyle Medvec, U. of Vermont (NCAA, Hockey East)
15 (NR). Jere Sallinen, Espoo Blues (SM-Liiga, Finland)
16 (18). Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
17 (9). Morten Madsen, MODO (SEL, Sweden)
18 (NR). Eero Elo, Lukko Rauma (SM-Liiga, Finland)
19 (NR). Niko Hovinen, Lahti Pelicans (SM-Liiga, Finland)
20 (14). Sean Lorenz, U. of Norte Dame (NCAA, CCHA)
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