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Wild's Prosser Thankful For Stampede Roots



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DETROIT, Mich--Nate Prosser is now a full-fledged member of the Minnesota Wild.

After spending some time in the Sioux Falls Stampede organization it's been great to see him playing in the NHL in places like Joe Louis Arena in Detroit where the Wild recently took on the Red Wings. Nate played a key role in the 4-2 win this particular night, but it didn't surprise his teammates or his coach.

"You come from the college game and quite often a player has to make changes in his game. Some people aren't able to do that. They've had success doing things at different levels and have a tough time adjusting. But this kid is all character and just wants to get better and I give him a lot of credit because right from day one he's shown steady improvement."  Wild Coach Mike Yeo says.

"He plays a gritty game. I remember playing against him and he was kind of annoying to play against. He's always  whacking you after the whistle but that's good. We like guys who will mix it up and he does a good job protecting the goalie in front." Wild Forward Zach Parise says.

Solid seems to be the word that best describes Prosser's game. And he credits his time in Sioux Falls for where he's at today.

"Words don't even describe it honestly. It was probably the biggest step of my career. I was young and immature in high school and they came calling my senior year. I left after Christmas to go down there and play and I'm just thankful that they saw me and I was able to get in the lineup and just to mature and become a man. You're on your own and it was a whole new step for me to take and I needed that step before I could go to college."  Prosser says.

And it's sure turned out well for Nate and his Minnesota Wild team.

"You just feel the energy in here and the excitement and there's a lot of smiles in this room right now because guys are feeling good about the way they are playing. There's no weak link on this team right now."  Nate Says.

Especially Prosser who couldn't be happier playing on his hometown team being as a Minnesota kid.
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