|Last Year's Festivities (photo: Dan Shrader)|
More on the roster and scrimmages after the jump...
Minnesota has to be happy with the turnout as every draft pick still with the team since 2008 will be there besides Darcy Kuemper, who is recovering from season-ending surgery. That includes Erik Haula, who missed last year's camp while in Finland, and all seven 2012 picks drafted last month in Pittsburgh.
With 33 players whose rights are held by the Wild, the remaining 12 are made up of undrafted free agents who are looking for a chance to catch on with a NHL team. They include Waterloo forward and future Gopher A.J. Michaelson, Stillwater defenseman Cody Corbett (presently playing for Edmonton in the WHL), St. Cloud State forward Drew LeBlanc (who overcame a season-ending injury in November) and returning invitees Kyle Thomas and Carter Sandlak.
The camp, which runs from July 8-15, has two scrimmages open to the public on July 12th at 7 p.m. and July 15th at 11 a.m. Both Dan and myself will be there covering them like last year and will hopefully have other tidbits as the week goes on.