Wild NCAA prospects update

By Courtney Wagner

Danny Irmen

Danny Irmen, C (6’0, 193)

A third-round selection in 2003, Danny Irmen is a junior at the University of
Minnesota. In his sophomore season with the Gophers in 2004-05, he was second on
the team in scoring behind Tyler Hirsch. Irmen had 24 goals and 43 points in 44
games. His strong play earned him the team’s John Mariucci Co-Most Valuable
Player award, which he shared with Kellen Briggs and he also earned the Mike
Crupi Most Determined Player Award. In the 2005-06 season he is serving as one
of the team’s three captains. A dominating force, Irmen led his team past the
University of North Dakota on Jan. 13 with a four-point effort. He will battle for the puck
in the corners and in front of the net and has the ability to create offensive
chances for himself and teammates. Irmen missed nine games at the beginning of
the season due to a broken hand, but has nine goals and 21 points in 17 games, playing on a line with Ryan Stoa (COL) and Ryan Potulny (PHI).

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Anthony Aiello, D
(6’1, 195)

A freshman at Boston College, Anthony Aiello was selected 129th overall in
the 2005 draft. Coming from Thayer Academy, Aiello had seven goals and 34 points
in 2004-05 and also earned All-New England first team honors in both his junior
and senior years at Thayer. A two-way defenseman, Aiello is an offensive-minded player
who is strong at both ends of the ice. In his freshman season with the Eagles, he
has yet to score his first goal, but has six assists in 20 games. He received a 10-minute misconduct penalty last weekend against the Univ. of Vermont for a scuffle behind the net.

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Mike Erickson, RW
(6’3, 200)

A third-round selection in 2002, Mike Erickson a senior at Western Michigan
University. He began his collegiate career with the University of Minnesota
where he spent close to two seasons and won back-to-back NCAA titles with the
Gophers, then returned to the USHL. In his first season with Western Michigan in 2004-05, he had 13 goals
and was fourth on the team with 24 points in 34 games. A good skater, Erickson
is not afraid to play physically. After 24 games, he has six goals and is third on
the team in scoring with 11 points.

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Ryan Jones, F (6’0, 200)

A fourth-round selection in 2004, Ryan Jones is in his sophomore season at
Miami University. He appeared in all 38 games for the RedHawks in 2004-05 and
had three game-winners, a team best. He had eight goals, 15 points and 79
penalty minutes that year. A power forward, Jones is competitive and plays hard. In 25 games this season he has 10 goals, 18 points and 34 penalty minutes. His 10 goals place him third on the team.

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Kyle Wilson, C (6’1, 202)

A ninth-round pick in 2004, Kyle Wilson is a senior at Colgate University. As a junior he missed part of the season with a foot injury, but managed to tie for the team lead in assists with 18 and had 23 points in 30 games. A strong skater with good hockey sense, Wilson is utilized on the power play and penalty killing units and possesses a hard, accurate shot. A hat trick early in the season
helped to earn him ECACHL player of the week honors in October. He currently
sits third on the team in scoring with 16 goals, 26 points and 16 penalty
minutes in 24 games.

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