Found May 28, 2014 on Fox Sports North:
Erik Haula was a slight forward out of Minnesota prep hockey factory Shattuck-St. Mary's in 2009 when the Wild made the Finnish native a seventh-round NHL Draft pick. There's no better example of Minnesota's development as an organization than Haula's progress since he was taken as a flier in 2009. Haula grew stronger through three years at the University of Minnesota and became a key contributor for the Wild in the playoffs this season. Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher's efforts to replenish the organization's prospects manifested with a second-round playoff appearance and one of the deepest pools of 25-and-under talent in the NHL. "It's hard to know," Fletcher said at his season-ending press conference of the development timeline for prospects. "I expected it over time. Sometimes, you never know when that time will be. Certainly, you look at some of the young guys, they still have relatively limited experience in the NHL, and yet ...
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