With signees and draft picks spread out across two continents and more than a dozen leagues, keeping up with the Minnesota Wild’s various prospects can be a daunting task.
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From managing streaming plans and tracking down cable channels, to learning Russian, keeping tabs on the next generation can be a full-time job.
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From Finland to Fargo, we’re breaking down the stats and bringing you a comprehensive look at the Wild’s prospect pipeline each and every week.
So, let’s take a look at the week that was in the latest edition of the Wild Prospect Tracker.
Chase Lang, F, Vancouver (WHL)
STATS: 4G, 2A
Lang led the Giants to a 2-1 record last week, registering a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in a win over Kamloops, before adding another two points in a win over Lethbridge. A 6-2 loss to Spokane might have ended Vancouver’s week on a sour note, but Lang was productive in defeat, scoring another two goals.
Joel Eriksson Ek, F, Farjestads BK (Sweden)
Erikkson had a busy week for Farjestads, scoring in a 4-1 rout of Modo, adding another goal in a 2-1 win over Frolunda and striking twice in a 5-2 victory over Lulea.
Lou Nanne, F, Rensselaer (ECAC)
STATS: 1G, 1A
The former Edina star has outperformed his career 0.52 points-per game average over the last few weeks. He has six points in his last four games after netting the game-winner in RPI’s 4-3 win over Brown last weekend, while assisting on the Engineers’ first goal of the game. Nanne is now tied for the team lead in assists (14) and points (29) through 28 games.
THE SIN BIN
Mario Lucia, F, Notre Dame (Hockey East)
STATS: 1 SOG, minus-1 rating
After a stretch of strong play for the former Wayzata star Lucia’s Irish were shut out in their only game last week, falling 4-0 to Boston College on Friday.
Nick Seeler, D, Minnesota (Big Ten)
STATS: 2 SOG, 2 PIM
It may not be fair to single out Seeler for the Gophers’ recent woes, but the senior defenseman’s cross-checking penalty in the third period against Bemidji State was a costly one. The Beavers scored the go-ahead goal on the play, and would go on to drop Minnesota 4-2. Minnesota State got the better of the Gophers in the third-place game.
Kirill Kaprizov, F, Novokuznetsk (KHL)
STATS: 2 SOG
It was another quiet week for the Russian winger, who has been slumping lately after a strong start to the season in the KHL. Kaprizov had just one shot on goal in a loss to Lada, before posting a similar stat line in a loss to Slovan. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 KHL draft now has just two goals in his last 10 games.