• Dumba's Two Assists Can't Help Wild Avoid Sweep

    News: Matt Dumba picked up his first multi-point game of the playoffs Thursday in Game 4 against Chicago, dishing out two assists, but it wasn't enough in a season-ending 4-3 loss.
    Analysis: It's a case of too little, too late for Matt Dumba, who had his best game of the playoffs, including firing five shots -- that's one more than he had in the prior six games combined. He finishes the playoffs with just four points (two goals, two assists) in 10 games, but the 20-year-old Dumba has a world of upside, and his playoff experience will serve him well going forward.
  • Wild's Dumba Scores In Playoff Debut

    News: Matt Dumba potted a power-play goal in his NHL playoff debut Thursday against the Blues.
    Analysis: Matt Dumba had an inconsistent offensive season, and he only skated 11:32 in Thursday's game, with Jonas Brodin and Ryan Suter sucking up a lot of the ice time. He's got great long-term upside, but expectations should be low in these playoffs.
  • Wild's Dumba Assists Twice In Loss

    News: Matt Dumba had the primary assist on both Minnesota goals in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
    Analysis: A very active game for Matt Dumba, who pinched into the offensive zone frequently and aggressively. He's been a more frequent scoreboard presence of late, with five points in his last eight games. All in all, Dumba looks like he's got all the goods for a big breakout next year.
  • Wild's Dumba Scores PP Goal In Win

    News: Matt Dumba scored a power-play goal and fired four shots on goal in Friday's win over the Flames.
    Analysis: Matt Dumba is now up to eight goals and a plus-13 rating in 51 games on the season. Considering he's playing on the top power-play unit with Ryan Suter, the 20-year-old is worth a look in some deeper leagues. While he's only got 13 points, the youngster has a lethal shot and is emerging as a solid goal-scorer on the back-end for Minnesota.
  • Wild's Dumba Pots OT Winner

    News: Matt Dumba scored the game-winning goal in overtime to deliver a 3-2 victory Tuesday against the Predators. He also blocked five shots and gathered two penalty minutes.
    Analysis: Although he'd just been promoted to the top power-play unit, the winner came at even strength -- well, four-on-four. Matt Dumba still owns only 11 points on the season, but things are starting to look awfully promising for the former first-round pick (No. 7 in 2012).
  • Wild's Dumba Increases Power Play Role

    News: Matt Dumba moved to the right point of the first power-play unit in Monday's practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: The Wild continue to shift things around in an attempt to correct their struggles on the man advantage (just 3-for-35 in the past 15 games). Matt Dumba's role on the Wild continues to grow, and his scoring should increase now that his powerful shot's being deployed on the top power-play unit.
  • Dumba Carries Wild Offense In Win

    News: Matt Dumba scored both of Minnesota's regulation goals and notched two penalty minutes Tuesday in a shootout win over the Senators.
    Analysis: He's been finding the scoresheet more often lately, having tallied four times in the last seven games, though he has no assists in that span. Still just 20 years old, Matt Dumba has all kinds of long-term upside, but this is about as good as his production's going to get this year.
  • WIld's Dumba Scores Fourth Goal

    News: Matt Dumba scored a power play goal, his fourth of the season, in Sunday's win over Dallas.
    Analysis: Matt Dumba has two goals and is plus-two in his last three games. It looks like the top prospect is here to stay on the Wild's blue line.
  • Wild's Dumba Sparks Win

    News: Matt Dumba played an integral role in Wednesday's overtime win over the Flames, tallying his third goal of the season and attempting three shots over a career-high 18:20 of ice time.
    Analysis: The 20-year-old was outstanding on both ends of the ice for the Wild. In addition to his offensive exploits, Matt Dumba got in between what likely would have been a easy game-winning goal by the Flames' Jiri Hudler in overtime, with the Wild capitalizing on the defensive stop just minutes later. Dumba's minutes had already been on the rise heading into Wednesday's game, and his responsibilities will only surely increase after he submitted what coach Mike Yeo called the blueliner's best performance as a pro.
  • Wild's Dumba Getting More Ice Time

    News: Matt Dumba had one shot on goal, was plus-1 and had 15:51 of ice time in Monday's loss at Vancouver.
    Analysis: Matt Dumba has had 11 or more minutes of ice time in five of nine games since being recalled from the AHL as his role on the blue line continues to grow. He only has one point over that span, but he'll likely increase his production if he can avoid lapses on defense.