Bally Sports North

After selecting highly-rated international forwards Liam Ohgren and Danila Yurov in the first round of the NHL draft Thursday evening, the Minnesota Wild were back at it Friday for the final six rounds.

Overall, the Wild made eight picks this year (six in Rounds 2-7) and leave the draft with lots of young scoring talent.

Here’s a capsule summary of each of Minnesota’s Day 2 picks:

Second round (No. 47 overall): C Hunter Haight, Barrie (OHL)

Nation: Canada | Age: 18 | DOB: April 4, 2004 | Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 174 pounds

Played last season for the Barrie Colts, ranking 10th among OHL rookies with 22 goals. Haight had three multi-goal games and multiple points in eight contests, including a career-high four points Feb. 19 vs. Oshawa. He skated for the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs under-16 AAA team in 2019-20, during which he led the Alliance U16 league in goals (32) and finished second in points (58) across 33 games.

NHL central scouting report: Ranked No. 44 North American skater. "An excellent, fluid skater with a smooth stride and top gear. Good combination of skill and smarts. A two-way player that can be counted on in all situations. Strong puck carrier that can attack with speed and can be slippery to handle. Very good puck distributer and playmaking ability. Strong work ethic and motor. Good, accurate shot. He is a player that has pro upside written all over him."

Director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett: "Hunter Haight is a high tempo, right shot two-way center that can score and has a great hockey IQ."

Second round (No. 56 overall): LW Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks (AJHL)

Nation: Canada | Age: 18 | DOB: March 30, 2004 | Height/Weight: 6-2, 194

Named the CJHL and AJHL rookie of the year last season, Lorenz tallied 85 points (38 goals, 47 assists) for the Okotoks Oilers over 60 games and paced the league with five short-handed goals. He had four assists representing Team Canada at the under-18 World Championship. Lorenz is committed to play for the University of Denver in 2022-23. His great uncle Garnett "Ace" Bailey was a two-time Cup winner with the Boston Bruins.

NHL central scouting report: Ranked No. 17 North American skater. "A good-sized winger that can score and make plays. Uses his size well to protect the puck. A good skater that can create space under pressure. Possesses an excellent shot and is a proven finisher. Plays on all special teams and has improved over the year in all facets of the game."

Brackett: "Rieger Lorenz is a 6-foot-2 offensive winger with a heavy shot and quickness out of the corners."


Wild 2022 NHL draft reactions: Round 1

Third round (No. 89 overall): LW Michael Milne, Winnipeg (WHL)

Nation: Canada | Age: 19 | DOB: Sept. 21, 2002 | Height/Weight: 5-11, 185

Spent the past three seasons playing for the Winnipeg Ice. Had a career-best 81 points (38 goals, 43 assists) in 68 games in 2021-22. Milne's plus-56 rating was the second highest in the WHL last season. He ranked second on Winnipeg in goals, tied for second in points, tied for third with eight goals on the power play and tied for fourth in assists. Milne's five game-winners also were fourth most on the team. NHL central scouting ranked him No. 119 among North American skaters.

Brackett: "Michael is a 19-year-old, two-way forward that can play center and wing. He's highly competitive, versatile and a finisher."

Fourth round (No. 121 overall): D Ryan Healey, Sioux Falls (USHL)

Nation: USA | Age: 18 | DOB: May 19, 2004 | Height/Weight: 6-1, 179

The first defenseman picked by the Wild in the 2022 draft. In 59 games with Sioux Falls in 2021-22, Healey logged 21 points (three goals, 18 assists), ranking second among the team's blueliners in scoring. Healey, a Chicago native, who is set to attend Harvard University in the fall, also ranked tied for fifth on the team in assists and tied for fourth with five apples on the power play. He appeared in eight games on the U.S. National under-17 squad in 2020-21. Rated the No. 70 North American skater by NHL central scouting.

Brackett: "Ryan is an elite skater and puck mover, who can quarterback the power play."

Fifth round (No. 153 overall): D David Spacek, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)

Nation: Czechia | Age: 19 | DOB: Feb. 18, 2003 | Height/Weight: 6-0, 174

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Spacek played the 2021-22 season with Sherbrooke of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 57 contests, he compiled 50 points (12 goals, 38 assists) and had 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 11 playoff games. Spacek, whose father Jaroslav was a 13-year NHL veteran (a fifth-round pick, No. 117 overall, of the Florida Panthers in 1998), has overseas experience, representing the Czech Republic in five tournaments since 2017. NHL central scouting ranked him No. 55 among North American skaters.

Brackett: "David is a thick body, two-way defenseman, that can generate offense from the back end."

Sixth round (No. 185 overall): C Servac Petrovsky, Owen Sound (OHL)

Nation: Slovakia | Age: 17 | DOB: Aug. 10, 2004 | Height/Weight: 5-10, 181

With its last pick in the 2022 draft, Minnesota landed NHL central scouting's No. 58 North American skater. Petrovsky, the youngest of the Wild's eight total selections, was born in Slovakia but played for Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League in 2021-22. In 65 games, Petrovsky netted 28 goals and assisted on 26 other scores. He had six points (two goals, four assists) in seven playoff skates. Among OHL rookie, Petrovsky ranked tied for first with seven game-winning goals and second in power-play goals (nine).

Brackett: "Servac is a smart, two-way center with good hands and a strong motor."

Featured Podcast

See all