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ERIK HAULA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft is a bit of a head scratcher for the Minnesota Wild

Erik Haula was a 7th round steal (182nd Overall) by the Wild in 2009. This is where the NHL scouts really earn their money, where the fruits of all that effort, long and lonely drives all over the world to isolated rinks to watch these young players ply their game really pay off.  The scouts collect their information and return to the front office a few times a year to report what...
Via State of Hockey News
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Haula's jaw broken by Evgeni Malkin

Afternoon from South Minneapolis, where I'm actually on the set of a pilot being shot co-starring Wild fan and Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske. If you want to read about the project, check out this post. There are currently six Vikings here shooting a scene as I punch my iPhone. Some Wild news: Center Erik Haula, who left the day after the playoffs to represent Finland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Haula fractures jaw at World Championships

The Minnesota Wild were appreciative of the opportunity for Erik Haula to play for his native Finland in the World Championships. Haula is returning to Minnesota with more than just international experience, however. Haula, the Wild's rookie forward, suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his jaw while playing in the gold medal game this weekend. The Wild announced Haula's fracture...
Via Fox Sports North
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's youth served, soon to be paid

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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin Crosschecks Erik Haula At IIHF

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin is currently playing for Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Belarus. Russia is currently taking on Finland for the Gold Medal Game and it looks as though Malkin just escaped a penalty that could make the difference against Minnesota Wild’s Erik Haula. The first period is tied 1-1 at the time.  Watch Evgeni Malkin crosscheck...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Haula: Olympic break reassignment 'a huge plus'

Some teammates jetted halfway around the country to participate in the Olympics, others were heading out for vacations or time with family. Erik Haula, the Minnesota Wild rookie forward, instead made the trip to Des Moines, Iowa to play with Minnesota's American Hockey League affiliate. Haula was the only NHL regular reassigned during the Olympic break. Haula didn't sulk...
Via Fox Sports North
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild bring back Erik Haula, send down Jason Zucker

The Minnesota to Iowa expressway continues for the Wild. Minnesota recalled Erik Haula on Friday from Iowa, itsaffiliate in the American Hockey League and reassigned Jason Zucker to Iowa. Haula, the former University of Minnesota star, played insix games for the Minnesota Wild earlier this season, and had two assists. Hehas seven goals and seven assists in twenty games to lead...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Gophers C Eric Haula likely to make Wild debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In less than a year, Erik Haula may begoing from the Minnesota Gophers to the Minnesota Wild. Haula, 22, was recalled by the Wild on Friday after the teamplaced forward Mike Rupp on designated non-roster status. Rupp is leaving the teamfor personal reasons. Haula, a seventh-round draft choice by the Wild in 2009, isexpected to make his NHL debut Friday when Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Gophers star Erik Haula among Wild cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Mike Yeo and the Minnesota Wild had their plan for training camp and the preseason to sort through a roster filled with many intriguing young players. Minnesota wanted preseason action early for its youth, but the end of training camp and the exhibition schedule was going to be used to get ready for a season filled with hope off last year's playoff appearance...
Via Fox Sports North
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Haula makes move from Gophers to Wild

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'...
Via Fox Sports North
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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