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"The Top Ten Draft Picks In Minnesota Wild History" by Dustin Nelson for The Hockey Writers.
With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft behind us and free agency opening, let’s take a look back at Minnesota’s short history and pick the ten best Wild draft picks in franchise history.
1. Marian Gaborik – 1st Round, 3rd overall, 2000
Stanley Cup champion, Marian Gaborik. Wild fans are still getting used to the sound of that, since Gaborik was maybe best known in the State of Hockey as playoff cyanide and a junkyard electromagnet for injuries. Nonetheless, the first draft pick in franchise history remains their best pick to date. He’s a veteran 890 NHL games, with 379 goals and 382 assists (regular season and playoff). He’s a three-time 40-goal scorer and he may not have hit his ceiling yet. He looked rekindled in his short run with the Kings, scored 14 goals and eight assists in 26 playoff games. With his first full season playing alongside Anze Kopitar coming up, he could have an explosive season. He’s never been on a team where he’s not “the guy.” He’s a character actor in LA and has been well cast.
every player from every NHL team (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*: Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild