2012 NHL Draft Grades: Minnesota Given High Grade By SB Nation

With the seventh overall pick in the NHL draft there were plenty of ways that the Minnesota Wild could have gone on Friday during the draft's first round. Despite an early run on defensemen, the position that it looked like the Wild were coveting, they still managed to get their man as Matt Dumba made it to the seventh pick.

Getting one of the top defensive picks in the draft despite a run on the position was good news for the Wild and SB Nation's 2012 NHL Draft Grades saluted the Wild in the form of a B+ for the pick.

Minnesota Wild: Some scouts feel that Matt Dumba could be one of the better defensemen out of this draft class, and Minnesota didn't need to reach for his selection despite the early run on defensive prospects. A good selection for GM Chuck Fletcher. B+

These grades seem to have only taken the first round into account so none of the later picks were scrutinized, but Dumba is the main man for the Wild so he's the one that people will be talking about until he makes it up to the big league club.

For more on the Wild, head over to Hockey Wilderness. For more NHL Draft news, stay with this StoryStream and head over to SB Nation's NHL hub.

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