From Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Kolanos, 26 (7/27/81), recorded 63 points (30-33=63) including 11 power play goals and three game-winning goals in 63 games with the Quad City Flames in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2007-08. He ranked tied for first in goals and second in scoring for Quad City and his 272 shots on goal ranked tied for second in the AHL.
Read the entire entry from Russo's Rants here.
Kolanos is known for his terrific hands but in the past he has had attitude problems. Whether those days are behind him, I'm not sure. However, the Wild isn't exactly loaded up front, so the team is taking a chance on a very skilled forward. Not a bad plan.