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2011 NHL Draft

2011 NHL Draft

Photos by Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune
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  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia, left winger from Wayzata High School and son of Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia, waited to be interviewed by a television crew.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia, left winger from Wayzata High School and son of Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia, walked on the floor of the Xcel Energy Center between interview sessions.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia, left winger from Wayzata High School and son of Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia, greeted members of the media during a interview session after he was drafted.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia, left winger from Wayzata High School and son of Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia, signed autographs as fan Janice Nitti, Maplewood, snapped a photograph.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia, left winger from Wayzata High School and son of Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia, signed an autograph for young fan Emma Hoen, 7, Maple Grove.
  • Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher prepared for a long day as the second day of the NHL draft began. Fletcher and other team officials were seated at a table among all the other teams.
  • The Wild took defenseman Nick Seeler of Eden Prairie in the fifth round.
  • Warehouse manager Joe Ferens (middle) carried some jerseys to the pro shop for possible sale before the popularity of now former Wild player, Brent Burns, fades.
  • The entire floor of the Xcel Energy Center was filled with officials from all of the teams as they made their selections.
  • Wild owner Craig Leipold (left) placed his hand on the shoulder of new head coach Mike Yeo as the Draft progressed to later rounds.
  • Seth Ambroz, a University of Minnesota prospect from Omaha of the USHL, was comforted by his mother, Sue, as the Ambroz family members and others waited as the Draft progressed through later rounds.
  • Seth Ambroz, a University of Minnesota prospect from Omaha of the USHL, was comforted by his mother, Sue, as the Ambroz family members and others waited as the Draft progressed.
  • Seth Ambroz, a University of Minnesota prospect from Omaha of the USHL, was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round, later than had been anticipated.
  • Seth Ambroz, a University of Minnesota prospect from Omaha of the USHL, was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round, later than had been anticipated.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia was all smiles as he greeted officials from the team on the floor at the Xcel Center.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia embraced his grandmother, Agnes Greimann, Anchorage, Ala., as he and family members celebrated in the stands after his name was called.
  • Second round Wild draft pick Mario Lucia kissed his grandmother, Agnes Greimann, Anchorage, Ala., in the stands after his name was called. The Wild made a deal, giving up several later draft picks in order to take the left winger from Wayzata High School.

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2011 NHL Draft

Photos by Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune