23-Year-Old Center – Minnesota Wild
Tyler Graovac Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with the Wild in June 2016.
Graovac had a shot on goal and had just 7:18 of ice time in Friday's loss to Calgary. He's getting less ice time as Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau has decreased playing time for the WIld's fourth line, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Graovac played his first AHL season last year, putting up a solid 13 goals, 12 assists and 29 penalty minutes through 64 games. Graovac hopes to work his way onto the Wild's NHL roster at camp, but doesn't figure to carve out a permanent spot for himself even if he does make his NHL debut this season. The team has high hopes for big, sharp-shooting center, so like Erik Haula before him, he's worth watching if he does make an appearance with the parent club. But realistically, he probably won't arrive until 2015-16.