NHL 19: Minnesota Wild Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Minnesota Wild to glory with this roster?


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The Minnesota Wild boasts many great players dotted over their lines as well as some top prospects emerging into the NHL lines. But, for the most part, the core which has remained the same for the past few years just doesn’t seem to be enough to push the team into becoming feared postseason contenders, with their playoffs ending in the first round in each of the last three seasons. 

Jason Zucker, Left Wing, 85 OVR

Age: 26
Role: Two-Way
Height: 180cm
Weight: 85kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 89 Offensive Awareness. 88 Deking, Hand-Eye, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy 

Jason Zucker is a skillful and nimble wing who has an eye for goal. Last season, the American established himself as one of the team’s top players by scoring 33 goals and 64 points to trail only Eric Staal among Wild skaters. This season, his form has dropped, as has the team’s as a whole, collecting 23 points by the 43-game mark, but given the age of Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, and Eric Staal, Zucker is expected to become a more important piece as these veterans slide towards retirement. 

Ryan Suter, Defenseman, 88 OVR

Age: 33
Role: Defensive Defenseman
Height: 188cm
Weight: 92kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92 Defensive Awareness. 90 Passing, Puck Control, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Endurance 

The best defensive defenseman in NHL 19 certainly boasts some helpful stats, including 90s in defensive attributes, 88s in skating, and 90s for passing and puck control. This does very well to reflect Suter’s defense-first thinking on the ice, and his reliability when on the puck. Despite his defensive mindset, Suter clocked in 51 points last season and is third for the Wild in this campaign with 28 points in 44 games. 

Devan Dubnyk, Goaltender, 88 OVR

Age: 32
Role: Hybrid
Height: 198cm
Weight: 99kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92 Vision. 91 Angles, Breakaway, Stick Low 

Devan Dubnyk’s slide in numbers last season is more likely a reflection of team performances rather than his own as he was still a game-winner on many occasions. With 35 wins, five shutouts, and a 2.52 goals against average, Dubnyk held firm throughout the season to help his team. This season, his numbers have taken a slight hit again, but his stats in NHL 19 make him a reliable starting goaltender.

NHL 19 Minnesota Wild Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Minnesota Wild’s first lines start. Minnesota’s strength is in their depth, with a lack of a highly-rated, game-changing star present on the lines. Ryan Suter is a very tough player to play against, as is Devan Dubnyk. 

Zach Parise (83) – Eric Staal (85) – Jason Zucker (85)
Ryan Suter (88) – Jared Spurgeon (84)
Devan Dubnyk (88)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Matt Dumba

85

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

24

Right

90 Slap Shot Power. 89, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness

Mikael Granlund

85

Playmaker Center

178cm

26

Left

90 Acceleration, Agility, Deking

Eric Staal

85

Playmaker Center

193cm

33

Left

89 Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Offensive Awareness

Jared Spurgeon

84

Two-Way Defenseman

175cm

28

Right

95 Discipline. 91 Stick Checking. 90 Deking, Passing, Puck Control, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Nino Niederreiter

84

Right Wing Sniper

188cm

26

Left

89 Deking, Hand-Eye. 88 Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power

Mikko Koivu

84

Two-Way Center

191cm

35

Left

89 Balance, Strength. 88 Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking

Charlie Coyle

83

Power Forward Center

191cm

26

Right

90 Strength, Balance. 89 Slap Shot Power

Jonas Brodin

83

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

25

Left

95 Discipline. 88 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Acceleration, Endurance, Speed

Zach Parise

83

Left Wing Playmaker

180cm

34

Left

91 Discipline. 88 Speed, Acceleration, Agility

Marcus Foligno

79

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

27

Left

89 Strength, Aggressiveness, Balance

J.T. Brown

78

Two-Way Right Wing

178cm

28

Right

87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Luke Kunin

78

Two-Way Center

183cm

20

Right

85 Strength, Durability, Wrist Shot Power, Slap Shot Power, Balance, Speed

Joel Eriksson Ek

77

Sniper Center

185cm

21

Left

88 Speed. 86 Acceleration, Balance, Slap Shot Power, Strength

Gustav Olofsson*

77

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

23

Left

87 Discipline, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Greg Pateryn

77

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

28

Right

89 Strength, Balance. 87 Shot Blocking, Aggressiveness

Eric Fehr

77

Right Wing Grinder

193cm

33

Right

88 Balance, Strength. 87 Body Checking, Stick Checking, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Matt Hendricks

76

Left Wing Grinder

183cm

37

Left

90 Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength

Matt Read

75

Two-Way Left Wing

178cm

32

Right

90 Discipline. 85 Stick Checking, Durability

Nick Seeler

75

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

25

Left

87 Balance, Strength, Body Checking

Alex Stalock

80

Hybrid Goaltender

183cm

31

Left

86 Agility, Speed. 85 Five Hole, Glove Low, Stick Low, Recover, Aggressiveness, Durability, Vision

*Gustav Olofsson traded to the Montreal Canadiens on October 3 

Jordan Greenway, Left Wing, 76 OVR

Age: 21
Role: Power Forward
Height: 198cm
Weight: 103kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Top 6 
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The most appealing factor of Jordan Greenway in NHL 19 is his role as a power forward and his immense size – 198cm tall and 103kg in weight. With decent and improving skating stats, fair puck skills, and physical ratings at 85 or greater, Greenway is already a fun player to have on the lines and can become one of the most well-rounded forwards in the game. 

There are already plenty of younger players plying their trade in Minnesota’s NHL lines, so the lack of overall talent in the prospect pool doesn’t matter too much. In the Wild’s collection of prospects there are a couple of names who could develop into NHL players for your franchise, such as Filip Johansson, Ivan Lodnia, Mason Shaw, and Ales Stezka, but all in a bottom line or backup role. 

NHL 19 Minnesota Wild Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Filip Johansson

55

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

18

Right

Top 6 med

Damien Giroux

55

Playmaker Center

175cm

18

Left

Bottom 6 med

Alexander Khovanov

59

Playmaker Center

180cm

18

Left

Top 6 low

Jacob Golden

50

Defensive Defenseman

180cm

19

Left

AHL Top 2 low

Simon Johansson

56

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

19

Right

7th D med

Connor Dewar

58

Playmaker Center

178cm

19

Right

Bottom 6 med

Ivan Lodnia

60

Right Wing Playmaker

175cm

19

Right

Top 9 med

Shawn Boudrias

61

Right Wing Power Forward

191cm

19

Right

Bottom 6 med

Mason Shaw

64

Playmaker Center

173cm

19

Left

Top 9 med

Dmitry Sokolov

66

Sniper Center

183cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Dante Salituro

59

Playmaker Center

175cm

21

Right

Bottom 6 med

Gustav Bouramman

60

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

21

Right

7th D med

Brennan Menell

70

Two-Way Defenseman

178cm

21

Right

7th D med

Kaapo Kahkonen

69

Butterfly Goaltender

185cm

22

Left

Fringe Starter med

Ales Stezka

68

Butterfly Goaltender

193cm

21

Left

Backup med

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