MENELL TABBED AS A TOP PROSPECT IN CENTRAL DIVISIONApr 9, 2020
This week, NHL.com has taken a look at every division in the AHL and has selected some of the top prospects from the group. When it came time for the Central Division, Patrick Williams tabbed Brennan Menell as one of the best players in the division.
Menell (5-11, 177) is trying to secure an NHL opportunity with his hometown Wild after going undrafted.
The Wild signed the Woodbury, Minn., native to a three-year entry-level contract Sept. 26, 2017 after playing in the Western Hockey League with Vancouver and Lethbridge. The 22-year-old had 44 points (two goals, 42 assists) in 70 games with Iowa in 2018-19, his second pro season.
This season, he ranks second among AHL defensemen with 47 points (five goals, 42 assists) in 57 games for Iowa. He is also a key part of the power play, which is fifth in the AHL at 21.9 percent.
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