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Wild first-rounders Dumba, Phillips highlight Traverse City roster

Aug 28, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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The Traverse City prospects tournament is nearly upon us and teams are letting us know who they’re sending. The latest to do that are the Minnesota Wild.

Leading the way to Michigan are a pair of first-round picks in defenseman Matthew Dumba (2012) and center Zack Phillips (2011). In all, the Wild will have 10 draft picks in Traverse City to represent them.

Other highlighted players include forwards Brett Bulmer (2010, 2nd round) and Raphael Bussieres (2012, 2nd round) as well as goalie Johan Gustafsson (2010, 6th round).

Dumba and Bulmer have had time at the NHL level in recent seasons while Phillips has hopes of being the next big offensive prospect for the team soon. He played alongside current Wild favorite Charlie Coyle in the QMJHL at Saint John.

The Wild will be joined by the New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, and Detroit Red Wings at the tournament.

  1. vstar1us - Aug 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I hope Dumba makes the Wild this year he could be exciting to watch!

    • ThatGuy - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Very little chance. 6 one way D contracts, Jonas Brodin and Jonathon Blum.

      • lordfletcher - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        (love Dumba)

        makes no sense to hurry Dumba, especially when he is still “fine-tuning” his defensive game under a great coach. Let him buck another year in the Q under Sutter and he should be near top 4 ready by 2014/15 for the Wild…. That’s our year!!!!!

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