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Kevin Fiala wants Wild's trade to count; Parise hurt? – The athletic



WINNIPEG – In a thoughtful and heartfelt interview that followed his debut in Wild on Tuesday night, Kevin Fiala spoke enthusiastically about this next chapter of his career and, in a moment that caused goose bumps, thanked the general manager, Paul Fenton, to believe in him.

"I'm very grateful for this opportunity," said Fiala, 22, who was selected by MJ Wild in the first round in 2014 when he was working for the Nashville Predators. "Paul Fenton really believes in me and it's great to see. And that gives me confidence too. Right now, I'm just trying to give back, not just to accept.

"He made a big business. He abandoned (Mikael) Granlund. He is an excellent player. I really have to give something back, you know. "

Fiala arrived in Winnipeg about five hours before Tuesday's game – a late-half recovery with two goals behind and a 3-2 win over the Jets by his new club.

"I told him not to take too much …

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