Minnesota Wild 2007 draft review: best late round picks in a few years
The Minnesota Wild selected another player that did not pan out in the first round.
However, it did find a few quality players in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds of the seven round 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Wild selected five players and did not have a pick in the second and third rounds.
Round 1, Pick 16
Colton Gillies, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
The 6-foot-4-inch, 189-pound British Columbia native spent about three and a half years in the Wild organization. He played 37 games for the Wild last season before getting placed on waivers. He was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played the final 38 games there. He scored two goals and added four assists with the Jackets after recording just two assists with the Wild. He remains on the Blue
Round 4, Pick 110
Justin Falk, D, Spokane (WHL)
The 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound Manitoba native has played his entire professional career in the Wild organization. He played portions of two seasons in the NHL, until earning a full-time spot on the roster last season. He scored his first NHL goal last season and added eight assists. He now has one goal and 11 assists in 72 NHL games. He is a restricted free agent this offseason.
Round 5, Pick 140
Cody Almond, C, Kelowna (WHL)
The 6-foot-2-inch, 199-pound Alberta native has played his entire professional career in the Wild organization. He has played portions of all three seasons in the NHL. He has two goals, including one last season, in 25 NHL games. He is a restricted free agent this offseason.
Round 6, Pick 170
Harri Ilvonen, D, Tappara Jr. (Finland Jr.)
The 6-foot-2-inch, 187-pound Finland native was not signed by the Wild. He has played his entire career in Finland. He is currently playing for the Espoo Blues of SM-Liiga.
Round 7, Pick 200
Carson McMillan, RW, Calgary (WHL)
The 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound Manitoba native has played his entire professional career in the Wild organization. He has played portions of the last seasons in the NHL. He has two goals and three assists in 15 career NHL games. He is a restricted free agent this offseason.