With the 7th overall pick in the NHL draft the Minnesota Wild selected defenseman Mathew Dumba. Dumba is a soon to be 18 year old who brings big hits, big shots, and some solid offense from the blue line. The Wild wanted to draft Dumba all along so they were pleased when he fell into their lap at 7th overall. He led the Western Hockey league with 20 goals and had 57 total points last season in 69 games. This comes after scoring 15 goals in his rookie season and winning the Rookie of the Year award in the WHL. Dumba, although he stands at only 6 feet, plays the game like a much bigger player and is known for his crushing hits as well as his big shot.
I think my game is very versatile. I do believe in my skills where I can do it all almost.
Dumba said via the Star Tribune. The Wild have a major influx of young talent that turned pro this offseason but Jonas Brodin is the only blue-chip defenseman in that group so the addition of Dumba comes at no surprise. Wild execs said that Dumba will be given every change to join the club next season but at age 18 is hard to see that happening.