Bulmer spent all of last season playing with the Iowa Wild in the AHL, where he put up a paltry four goals and 12 assists through 53 games in a campaign where not many players looked great. Iowa finished dead last in the AHL for the second season in a row.
Bulmer looked to be near the top of the pecking order for call-ups for a couple of seasons, but has fallen down the depth chart in recent seasons, going from five games in the 2013-14 season to none last year, when it didn’t appear that he was even a consideration for a call-up.
Injuries have played a big part in keeping him from turning into the physical player with scoring upside the Wild hoped he’d be when they drafted him in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) August 16, 2015
Thus far the 23-year-old winger has played 14 NHL games in his career, scoring no goals and three assists. In the AHL the 6-foot-4 Bulmer has had a little more success prior to last season, grabbing 11 goals and eight assists through 43 games in the 2013-14 inaugural campaign for the Iowa Wild.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.