Former Bulldog Fontaine Added to Wild Camp Roster

By KBJR News 1

July 5, 2012 Updated Jul 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former UMD forward Justin Fontaine has been added to the roster of the Minnesota Wild's upcoming development camp, joining Superior native Brett Olson and Hermantown native Drew LeBlanc.

Fontaine spent the 2011-12 season with Minnesota's affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling 16 goals and 39 assists in 73 games played.

He played four seasons with the Bulldogs, helping the team to its first-ever NCAA national championship in his senior year. Skating in 159 games, Fontaine tallied 62 goals and 102 assists during his time at UMD.

Fontaine was also a participant at the 2010 and 2011 Minnesota Wild development camps.

Olson, meanwhile, just completed a four-year career at Michigan Tech, having totaled 10 goals and 20 assists in 39 games played this past winter.

The former Spartan was a two-year captain at Michigan Tech, helping the Huskies this season to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Final Five.

LeBlanc is the third and final camp invitee with Northland connections, and he is entering his fifth season with St. Cloud State after being granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA.

The 22-year-old Leblanc played in only 10 games for the Huskies in the 2011-12 season before breaking his left leg in two places. He had two goals and 10 assists before being injured.

Minnesota has invited 45 players this year to the development camp, which will run July 9-15 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Wild will hold two scrimmages open to the public during the camp, the first at 7:00 p.m. on July 12 and the second at 11:00 a.m. on July 15.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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