Wild general manager Paul Fenton wouldn’t tip his hand in the days leading up to the NHL Draft, only saying that he felt the organization was going to get “a very good player” no matter what.

Still, even Fenton couldn’t have imagined the draft board shaking out any better as the Wild waited in anticipation.

Thanks to a couple of head scratchers from other teams in the early stages of the NHL Draft, the Wild were able to secure left winger Matt Boldy with the No. 12 pick.