Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/18/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota hockey fans have become accustomed to the offensive skill of Erik Haula over the past five years, but even the biggest followers of the University of Minnesota men's hockey team -- where Haula starred for the past three seasons -- might have been surprised at his latest show of talent. Competing in a shootout at the end of the Minnesota Wild's development camp, Haula provided the highlight of the Saturday scrimmage when he scored with a spin-o-rama goal, similar to the move former Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard had done in actual NHL shootouts. The goal shows the type of skill level that will have fans excited about Haula's potential. The Wild were impressed with Haula before the slick move was used in an exhibition, pleased with the growth he's shown since he was a skinny teenager drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft. A veteran among the participants in the Wild's development camp last week, Haula willingly took on a leadership role f...
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