|Assets:||Has tremendous playmaking instincts and patience. His puck skills and hands are great, and he also has the versatility to play either center or wing. Produces big numbers at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Needs to work on his defensive game. Doesn't own ideal size for the National Hockey League game, so he must get physically stronger to maximize his scoring upside. Is somewhat passive.|
|Career Potential:||Talented playmaker with upside.|
|Memorial Cup||George Parsons Trophy||2011-12|
|4/22/2014||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|9/24/2013||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|5/07/2013||Recalled from Houston (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|12/19/2011||Signed by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/24/2011||Returned to his junior team (Saint John-QMJHL).|
|6/24/2011||Drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round (28th overall) in 2011.|
Wild recall six players from AHL Houston | 05/07/2013 4:44 PM
NewsMinnesota Wild recall forwards Zack Phillips, Justin Fontaine, Brett Bulmer and Chad Rau, defenseman Kyle Medvec and goalie Jeff Deslauriers from AHL Houston.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactWith Houston out of the AHL playoffs, the Wild will recall all six players as a means to showing some of the younger players what the playoffs are like. For players like Deslauriers, it's a bit of a reward after toiling in the minors for the season. None of the six players will play this postseason.
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