The Minnesota Wild selected defenseman Mathew Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League with the seventh overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Dumba led all WHL blueliners with 20 goals last season. He had a total of 57 points in 69 games. He won the rookie of the year award in 2010-2011 with the Rebels, and was graded as the sixth best North American skater by TSN.
Here's what SB Nation's Wild blog, Hockey Wilderness, said about Dumba earlier this year:
A high risk/high reward type of player.
One of the best skaters in the draft, one of the best hitters in the draft, and one of the best shooters in the draft. All rolled into one package called Dumba.
He is also electrifying, a game-breaker and recently served as captain to the U-18 Team Canada team.
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