Hunt, 18, came into camp as a long shot to make the team. The Moose Jaw Warriors blueliner is coming off a major year plagued with injury, but has most recently laced up for the MJHL’s Virden Oil Capitals to resume playing while the WHL is in its prolonged offseason.
Two other Wild prospects remain in Team Canada’s camp, forward Adam Beckman — last year’s WHL leading scorer and Player of the Year — and defenseman Ryan O’Rourke. While Beckman appears to be more of a concrete option on the wing because of his age and experience, O’Rourke might have a legit shot if some Canadian backs don’t play up to potential.
Colorado Avalanche top prospect Bowen Byram, Dallas Stars blueliner Thomas Harley and Anaheim Ducks first-rounder Jamie Drysdale are just some of the top competition that the Wild prospect faces on the depth chart.
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