This is an updated Minnesota Wild depth chart for the 2012-2013 season. I Still can not believe the Wild have Zach Parise, and Ryan Suter. Those two players alone, give the Wild so much more depth than they had all of last season. Add on the Torrey Mitchell, and Zenon Konopka signings, and this team has more talent and depth then they have ever had.
The Wild's minor league team, the Houston Aeros will be loaded next season. Because it is going to be tough, for any of the Wild's highly touted prospects to crack the Wild's line-up. Allowing these players to play together in the AHL, will only benefit the Wild and their prospects. They will not have the pressure of having to carry Minnesota next season. And they will have more room to grow and learn the Wild's system next season, in Houston. If Any prospect makes the Wild team next season, they will have earned it.
1st line: Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund
2nd line: Devin Setoguchi, Matt Cullen, Dany Heatley
3rd line: Pierre Marc Bouchard, Kyle Brodziak, Cal Clutterbuck
4th line : Darroll Powe, Zenon Konopka, Torrey Mitchell
Others ving for spots: Matt Kassian, Jake Dowell, Brett Bulmer, Charlie Coyle, Zack Phillips, Jason Zucker, Johan Larsson, Stephane Veilleux.
1st pair: Ryan Suter, Marco Scandella
2nd pair:Jared Spurgeon, Tom Gilbert
3rd pair: Clayton Stoner Nate Prosser
Others vying for spots: Justin Falk, Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba, Tyler Cuma, Chay Genoway.
1. Nik Backstrom
2. Josh Harding
Others vying for spots: Matt Hackett, Darcy Kuemper