The Minnesota Wild have a trio of 2018 draft picks to choose from in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
There are no guarantees they will all go in the first round, but there are plenty of chances for them to go there.
Here are five players who could be available in the later rounds.1.
Mikael Granlund, RWThe 6-foot-3, 209-pound defenseman from Sweden is the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft.
He was drafted in the second round by the Winnipeg Jets and is the fourth defenseman on the Wild’s blueline this year.
He is the top prospect in the draft class and is expected to make a big impact in the AHL.
He’s had an impressive season with the University of Michigan.
Granlund is one of the best skaters in the Swedish Elite League, posting a 21-10-3 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage.2.
Ryan Carter, LWThe 6.3-foot, 205-pound forward from the United States was the No 1 overall pick of the 2018 NHL Entry.
He led the USHL in scoring with 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 20 games this season.
He will play in Sweden’s top pro league, the Swedish Hockey League.3.
Jaden Schwartz, LWWhile he is coming off a disappointing season in the WHL with a 23-16-6 record, Schwartz has a chance to make an impact in Europe next season.
The 6-2, 204-pound center is the leading scorer in the OHL with 37 points (14 goals, 24 assists) this season and is coming to the United State of America.4.
Sam Reinhart, CReinhart is coming from a team with a high-scoring core.
The 23-year-old was the top scorer in Sweden last season with 29 points (11 goals, 14 assists) and was named the top-scoring forward in the league.
He scored 14 goals and added 24 assists in 56 games for the United Kingdom’s Royal London.5.
Mattias Ekholm, LWKeenan has played a lot of minutes in Sweden with the U20 national team this year and could have an impact next season with a U20 team in Russia.
The 21-year old scored 18 goals and 25 assists in 63 games for Sweden’s U18 national team in 2018-19.6.
Anthony Cirelli, CIt’s no secret the Wild don’t have much depth at forward.
Cireli is the team’s top scorer with 30 points (16 goals, 22 assists) for U20 U18 and U20 A.S.A. This season he was a key member of Sweden’s WHL championship team, helping the U18 team win gold.7.
Jakub Zboril, CZboril is a player who should be able to add some much-needed scoring.
The Czech-born forward scored 24 goals and 40 assists for the Czech Republic’s U20 National Team this season in 2018.
He also scored 19 goals and 28 assists for Sweden in 2018, and could be ready to make the jump to the AHL next season if his scoring continues to improve.8.
Kyle Wood, LWWood has played in the NHL for four seasons and has played with both the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.
He had 16 goals and 22 assists for Toronto in 2017-18.9.
Rasmus Andersson, LWArsene Wenger is a tough guy who is tough to play against and Andersson is a guy who should help with that.
The 29-year of age winger had 20 goals and 34 assists in 65 games for Skelleftea of the Swedish League this season, while also contributing eight points (2 goals, 4 assists) on the power play.10.
Jiri Hudler, CThe 20-year older Hudler played in 59 games with the Dallas Stars last season.
This year, he was able to score a goal and added three assists in six games with Skel lefteas team.11.
Connor McDavid, COne of the top draft picks of the draft, McDavid is a big guy with good speed who should add some speed to the Oilers’ top line.
The 24-year man from Edmonton posted 28 goals and 39 assists for Canada at the 2018 World Juniors.12.
Jack Eichel, CEichel has played some games for a number of teams over the years, including the Minnesota North Stars in the QMJHL and the Florida Panthers in the American Hockey League, but he has yet to put up big numbers.
He only has three goals and eight points in 53 games for AHL Norfolk this season (2 G, 1 A) and his goal total is tied for the second-lowest in the A-league this season behind only Jake Virtanen (6).13. Jack Sk