This year it's Corbin Baldwin.
According to Gregg Drinnan and multiple reports, the Aeros have signed Baldwin to a one-year AHL deal, which is important to note because an AHL contract does not count towards Minnesota's 50 contract limit.
The 21 year-old defenseman scored 33 points (6G-27A) in 69 games last year for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL and served as
From Baldwin's play at prospect development camp, Corbin is big guy (6'5", 215 lbs) who uses his size well. At last month's camp he was playing on a pairing with 2012 5th round pick Daniel Gunnarsson, who at 6'4" was somehow the smaller guy, and while Baldwin didn't stand out, he wasn't a liability either. Having him down in Houston adds size to a blue line that already has 6'6", 225 lb Kyle Medvec.
Baldwin can also fight, as Josh Caron, another player the Wild have signed to a tryout, can attest.