The Minnesota Wild have 11 unrestricted free agents.
Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher and head coach Mike Yeo have a decision to make on all the free agents.
The Wild currently have 31 players under contract for next season; each team is allowed a maximum of 50.
With the 19 remaining contracts, at least one will be used on drafted players that have expiring rights this summer. Also, there is cap space to try and lure a big name free agent or two to Minnesota.
Here is unrestricted free agent defenseman Mike Lundin.
Number – 2; Height – 6-2; Weight – 191; Hometown – Burnsville, Minnesota; 2011-12 Salary – $1,000,000.
Statistics: 17 games played, two assists, minus-one rating and four penalty minutes.
Strength: He is a solid, positional, defensive defenseman. He plays a very sound steady game that looks to keep pucks out of the net rather than put it in.
Weakness: He is not a scorer (35 points in 241 career NHL games). He also is not a flashy player that will find his way onto very many highlight reels.
Outlook: He was signed to provide depth, but spent more time out of the lineup. He battled injuries and inconsistencies. He really struggled when he was able to get on the ice for most of his 17 games last season, the first in his home state. Several young defensemen stepped into the lineup on a regular basis last season and several others got a taste of the NHL. I believe he will not be re-signed due to the number of defensemen already on the roster.