Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/30/12
ST. PAUL, Minn. A day after Jason Zucker made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild, the team brought back two more of its prospects from their junior teams and assigned them to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Forward Brett Bulmer and defenseman Josh Caron will be joining the Aeros and will be eligible to play in the Calder Cup playoffs this season because they were signed previously to contracts before playing this season with their junior teams. The Wild couldn't bring either up to the NHL because Minnesota has exhausted its four post-All-Star break call-ups and only can make moves on emergency conditions at this point in the season. Both players were added after the junior teams were eliminated in the playoffs this week. Zucker, 20, made his NHL debut in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers, but was signed to an entry-level contract this week out of Denver University, meaning he could join the Wild right away. He finished with 10:55 in ice time Thursday and had three shots and two hits. Bulmer, 19, is as highly-regarded as Zucker, but will head to Houston after playing nine games at the start of the season with Minnesota. He had three assists and seven shots on goal before being returned to his junior team, the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Picked in the second round of the 2010 draft along with Zucker, Bulmer had 34 goals and 28 assists in 53 games for Kelowna this season. "He showed us he has the ability to be a real strong NHL player," Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said last week. "We were really impressed with him. What I was impressed with is how quickly he was able to adapt. Not every player is going to play the same type of game that they play in juniors as they play in the NHL. He was able to put himself in a checking-line role and able to learn the defensive side of the game rather quickly and was able to bring momentum for us when he was out on the ice." The 6-foot-3 forward was recently named the 69th best prospect attached to an organization by The Hockey News in its annual Future Watch. Bulmer was one of six Wild players listed in the top-75. Minnesota had five of the top 40 prospects in the game, the first time any team had that many in the top-40 in the publication's history. No other team had as many as three in the top-50 this year. With center Mikael Granlund (No. 2 overall), defenseman Jonas Brodin (No. 12), forward Charlie Coyle (No. 14), the Wild were the only team with three players in the top-15. Goaltender Matt Hackett (No. 35) and winger Johan Larsson (No. 38) add to an organization that made the biggest jump this year, going from 29th to seventh-overall rated organization. Zucker was also mentioned, along with forwards Zack Phillips and Mario Lucia, and goaltender Darcy Kuemper in Minnesota's top-10. Caron, 21, had one goal, 12 assists and 159 penalty minutes in 63 games for the Everett Silvertips this past season. The 6-foot-4 defenseman was signed by the Wild as a free agent in 2010. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manfred blames MLBPA for no significant rule changes in 2017

Report: Zach Britton has potential oblique injury

The Rock returns to WWE, leaves CM Punk a voicemail after 'Raw'

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Simeon Rice gets vulgar with radio host over HOF debate

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ronda Rousey to be guest star on NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Report: James Harrison, Steelers share mutual interest in 2017 return

Jimmy Garoppolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker