Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Palmquist experiences third NHL camp

Photo by Pat Christman
Minnesota State senior defenseman Zach Palmquist is spending most of the summer in Mankato but took a few days to attend the Minnesota Wild's developmental camp, starting a week ago.

I had the chance to talk to the first-team All-WCHA player on Tuesday and ask him a bit about the camp, the third one he's attended (he went to San Jose last summer and Philadelphia the year before that).

Read more about his experience my Free Press story here.

The Star Tribune's Michael Russo, Wild beat writer, made brief mention of Palmquist in his recap of Monday's scrimmage (in which Palmquist was partnered with '12 first-round draft pick Matt Dumba), saying he "stood out."

As previously mentioned, Palmquist is one of 10 players with MSU ties who have or are going to NHL prospect camps. Here are a few more links about some of those players:

• The Sharks have a video interview with former Mav Eriah Hayes.

• Goaltender Stephon Williams told a New York Islanders blogger that last year was a "learning experience" for him.

• The Hockey Writers blog did a Q&A with Zach Stepan while he attended Nashville Predators camp.

Meanwhile, in other MSU coverage, coach Mike Hastings was interviewed on The Pipeline Show on Tuesday night. Listen here.

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