When you mention Wild leads Brandon Duhaime and Connor Dewar, it’s like they’re joined at the hip.

The team, and quite frankly the reporters, always speak their names in the same breath “like they’re like Hall and Oates or something,” Wild director of player development Brad Bombardir said in laughing.

Duhaime grew up in Parkland, Florida, while Dewar began to enter the hockey scene playing for a midget AAA team coincidentally called the Parkland Rangers in Dauphin, Manitoba.

The two forwards spent their rookie years in Iowa together. They became good friends and created a friendly and healthy rivalry on the ice in large part because they have taken a similar trip since arriving in Iowa as Black Aces three years ago.

And Iowa Wild coach Tim Army even calls them “Dewy 1 and Dewy 2”.

FYI, it’s Duhaime who is actually “Dewy 1”.

“It’s not pecking order or who’s the best,” Army said with a laugh. “Just Duhaime got to us first.”

During the first week of training camp, Wild fans and members of the media are scrambling and seeming to focus only on top prospects Marco Rossi and Matt Boldy, who each performed brilliantly in the recent Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase. .


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