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02-05-2004, 01:19 AM
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Sam Kelly skated with the Wild?

Hey all,
I recently heard a tale about Sam Kelly, a Hill-Murray High forward, skating with the Wild and being the fastest player on the ice. Can anyone confirm this? I have no idea why he would have done so, but if he did that would be quite a feat. No need to reply if you don't believe this, only if you have some good info for me. Thanks.

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Hey all,
I recently heard a tale about Sam Kelly, a Hill-Murray High forward, skating with the Wild and being the fastest player on the ice. Can anyone confirm this? I have no idea why he would have done so, but if he did that would be quite a feat. No need to reply if you don't believe this, only if you have some good info for me. Thanks.
Yes, it was at the Wild Skills Competition, but I think he clocked in second after Zyuzin. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

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Yes, it was at the Wild Skills Competition, but I think he clocked in second after Zyuzin. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
who is sam kelly???

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#16 had it right, Sam Kelly wasn't faster than Zyuzin. But he almost was:
http://www.startribune.com/stories/503/4189745.html

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Andrei Zyuzin won the fastest skater competition, busting around the rink in 13.792 seconds. High school participant Sam Kelly of Hill-Murray rounded the course in 13.814 seconds, quicker than the five other Wild entrants: Marc Chouinard, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Antti Laaksonen, Alexandre Daigle and Willie Mitchell. "He scared me," Zyuzin said. "I said to myself, 'I have to work my butt off now.' "

Kelly came within 0.157 seconds of equaling the Wild record.

"I saw him skating before the event and he had great strides," said Wes Walz, the record holder with a time of 13.657 seconds, done last year. Walz opted out of the fastest skater program because of a stiff back.
Sam was one of four (I think) MN high school students invited to participate.

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when is he born? link anyone?

is he an UFA?

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when is he born? link anyone?

is he an UFA?
He's a senior at Hill Murray high school... he's 17, 18 or so. I read a little while ago that people expect him to go to the USHL for a year, then play college hockey. No idea if that's good info or not.

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so he should be eligable for the next draft? ... but why does he skate with the wild ...?


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so he should be eligable for the next draft? ... but why does he skate with the wild ...?

Oh.. it was just at the Wild's skills competition. They invite high school players, just for kicks. It's a nice thing to do for the kids. There's no affiliation between Kelly an the Wild, as far as I know.

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ah, ok

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