DAILY PRIME - SEPTEMBER 2 - The Wild give Spurgeon a shot. primepucks.com Sep 02 '12
Yesterday the Minnesota Wild head coach, Mike Yeo, announced that he will start training camp with Jared Spurgeon paired with Ryan Suter on the first defensive pairing. The 22 year old did manage to score 23 points last year in 70 games for the Wild. Spurgeon is generously listed at 5'9" and 180 pounds, although we hear he is not quite that big. So he is somewhat small, and does not play much of a physical game, as evidenced by his 6 penaty minutes all last year. Still this is a great chance for him, and he could get 30 points this season if he can stay paired with Suter. It will be interesting to see Suter's production now that he will not be playing with Shea Weber.