2:24 AM EST, Tue February 21, 2017

Fantasy Update

Feb 18, 2017
Rotoworld
Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu both hit point milestones in a 5-2 win against the Predators Saturday night.

Wild's hot line is scoring and staying together

The Mikael Granlund-Mikko Koivu-Jason Zucker line has been a force for the Wild.
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2017
Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

Zucker has 2 goals, assist as Wild beat Predators 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have built the best record in the Western Conference with lines that are often mixed and matched.Except for one trio, that is.Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Wild past the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night.Minnesota linemates Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu each had a goal and an assist, and Eric Staal scored into an empty net as the Wild surpassed last seasons total with their 39th victory.I think we feed off each other pretty well, and I think we make sure that we hold each other accountable when we have a bad...
Hockey Wilderness Feb 19, 2017
Milestones aplenty as Jason Zucker, Wild hold off Predators

Milestones aplenty as Jason Zucker, Wild hold off Predators

Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored in a 4-2 win. The Minnesota Wild just got a little bit healthier tonight. They also got a little bit closer to winning the Western Conference. On the night of Jonas Brodin’s return from a broken finger, the Wild recovered from a late push by the Nashville Predators win 5-2. It was their 6th victory in their past 8 games, extending their lead in the Western Conference to 9 points over second-place Chicago. Minnesota got an early power play after Harry Zolnierczyk (I’m only spelling that once) collided with Devan Dubnyk. They capitalized, as Nino...
Rotoworld Feb 18, 2017

Zucker and Koivu hit milestones in Preds win - Jason Zucker (W) Minnesota Wild

Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu both hit point milestones in a 5-2 win against the Predators Saturday night.
Boston Herald Feb 15, 2017
Ducks' Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman

Ducks' Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman.Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonsos legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during the third period of the Ducks 1-0 win Tuesday night.Vermette had a disciplinary conference call with the league and the players union Wednesday, but the NHL didnt issue an immediate confirmation of whats expected to be an automatic 10-game suspension under league rules for applying physical force to an official without...
Hockey Wilderness Feb 13, 2017
The Minnesota Wild don’t need Ryan Carter

The Minnesota Wild don’t need Ryan Carter

The veteran forward is staging a comeback, but Minnesota would be wise to pass. The Minnesota Wild entered last summer with a few glaring needs. One was upgrading their coach, which they did by securing Bruce Boudreau’s services. Another was a center to take some pressure off Mikko Koivu and move players like Mikael Granlund to the wing. The Wild succeeded by getting a massive bargain on Eric Staal. Their third-biggest need? Re-modeling their fourth line. They went about this by cleaning house of the players they employed in that role last season. Justin Fontaine, Jarret Stoll, Chris...
CSN Philly Feb 11, 2017

Best of NHL: Koivu's lone shootout goal gives Wild win over Lightning

The Wild scored the lone goal in the shootout to claim a 2-1 win over the Lightning. That and more from Friday's top NHL action.
FOX Sports Feb 10, 2017
Koivu's shootout goal nets Wild win over Lightning

Koivu's shootout goal nets Wild win over Lightning

Mikko Koivu got the lone goal in the shootout for Minnesota
Boston Herald Feb 10, 2017
Mikko Koivu's shootout goal gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Lightning

Mikko Koivu's shootout goal gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Lightning

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu got the lone goal in the shootout for Minnesota, and the Wild beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Friday night to avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time this season.Koivu used a masterful left-right move to flip the puck past the Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, who denied Jason Pominville and Zach Parise before and after Koivu. Brayden Point, who scored for Tampa Bay in regulation, Jonathan Drouin and Nikita Kucherov all went wide right with their shootout attempts against Devan Dubnyk.Nino Niederreiter scored in regulation and Dubnyk made 26...
FOX Sports Feb 10, 2017
Mikko Koivu's shootout goal gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Lightning

Mikko Koivu's shootout goal gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Lightning

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu got the lone goal in the shootout for Minnesota, and the Wild beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Friday night to avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time this season.

Low-scoring game goes Wild's way in 2-1 shootout victory over Tampa Bay

Mikko Koivu scored the only goal in the shootout while Devan Dubnyk was strong again.
Hockey Wilderness Feb 8, 2017
The Wild’s penalty kill has gone from exceptional, to a mildly passing grade

The Wild’s penalty kill has gone from exceptional, to a mildly passing grade

It hasn’t been a talker much of late, but the penalty kill of the Wild that was once high atop the league with a scorching 96.2 percent efficiency has fallen back to the pack. Still currently ranked 12th in the league, one has to wonder: what happened to that promising start? When looking at the penalty kill, one has to first look at personnel. Of the Wild forwards and defensemen, these following players make up the Wild penalty killing units: Unit 1: Mikael Granlund/Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Unit 2: Eric Staal - Jason Pominville/Erik Haula Marco Scandella -...
Hockey Wilderness Feb 2, 2017
Mikko Koivu deserves to win the Selke Trophy

Mikko Koivu deserves to win the Selke Trophy

Mikko Koivu’s strong two-way play exemplifies everything about the award. Despite being known for excellent two-way play throughout his entire career with the Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu has never won a Selke Trophy. In fact, he’s never received an official nomination. The highest he’s ever finished in the voting? 4th, in the 2008-09 season. A huge reason for this is the Frank J. Selke trophy (given out each year to the NHL’s best defensive forward) has only been awarded to a very small amount of players. In fact, over Koivu’s 12-year career, just 7 players have won the honor:...
FOX Sports Jan 30, 2017
Minnesota Wild: Koivu Leads The Wild Quietly and Steadily

Minnesota Wild: Koivu Leads The Wild Quietly and Steadily

One of the biggest debates over the last couple of seasons around the Minnesota Wild is if Mikko Koivu should be the captain of the team. With a quiet and steady leadership he’s guided the Wild through the storms of the past and is certainly a reason why they are on top of the division and con...
Winging It In Motown Jan 30, 2017
Predicting the Expansion Draft: Minnesota and Montreal

Predicting the Expansion Draft: Minnesota and Montreal

Moving on with a Western Conference contender and an Atlantic Division foe. Exactly at the half-way point of our initial coverage, today’s focus is on the Minnesota Wild and the Montreal Canadiens. As usual, for those who wish to play along at home and check out the relevant exemptions, head to the Capfriendly Expansion Draft Tool. Minnesota Wild SBN Blog: Hockey Wilderness Current Daily Faceoff Lines: Here Projected Protection Option: 7 Forwards - 3 Defense - 1 Goalie Forwards Immediately addressing the No Movement Clauses, Minnesota will have to protect Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, and...

Mikko Koivu Photos

Wild Player News

  • 1

    Matt Dumba

    Matt Dumba may return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall

  • Devan Dubnyk

    Milestones aplenty as Jason Zucker, Wild hold off Predators

  • Jared Spurgeon

    Kuemper stops 34 shots to lead Wild over Stars, 3-1

  • Mikael Granlund

    Wild's hot line is scoring and staying together

  • Charlie Coyle

    Minnesota beats Stars 3-1 despite not being on top of their game

  • Nino Niederreiter

    No discipline coming for Nino Niederreiter - Nino Niederreiter (W) Minnesota Wild

  • Jason Pominville

    Minnesota Wild need to shop for defensive depth

  • Jason Zucker

    Wild's hot line is scoring and staying together

  • Alex Tuch

    Teemu Pulkkinen Has Earned Another Shot with the Minnesota Wild

  • Mikko Koivu

    Wild's hot line is scoring and staying together