Friday, June 22, 2007

2007 NHL Draft

The Wild traded their 19th and 42nd pick to the Anaheim Ducks tonight for Anaheim's 16th pick to draft Center Colton Gilles from Saskatoon (Canada).

Gilles is a 6'3" center who will definitely provide the Wild with some size on the front line. He is actually the nephew of former NHL player Clark Gilles. So there is NHL in his blood.

The surprise of the night was the Wild not trading Manny Fernandez. They've made it clear that Fernandez will most likely not be around anymore after signing Niklas Backstrom to a $6.2 millon dollar deal this offseason. We'll see what the Wild can do with Fernandez before the season starts.

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