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2022 Wild Juniors Day 6: Petrovsky highlight, Swedish disappointment

2022 Wild Juniors Day 6: Petrovsky highlight, Swedish disappointment

Photo by Andy Devlin/ The weekend had some highs and lows. On Sunday, were were treated with a full all-you-can-eat buffet of watching Minnesota Wild prospects play in the 2022 World Juniors for their respective countries. A total of six players within the Minnesota system were on the ice throughout the day. We won’t waste your time with some preamble with some flowery language about the future of this team, but let’s just get to the action and some impressions. Servac Petrovsky, Finland vs. Slovakia After putting on a very good performance in the opening game of...

A rare opportunity to get a summer hockey fix

A summer edition of the world junior tournament is a TV option, and a chance for fans to follow their Gophers or scout Wild prospects.
Hockey Wilderness Aug 12, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Simon Johansson keeps it up for No. 23

Top 25 Under 25: Simon Johansson keeps it up for No. 23

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via The Swedish blueliner did his thing to keep a ranking. Welcome to this year’s Top 25 Under 25 series. If you’re unfamiliar, we’re going player-by-player in a ranking of the top 25 Minnesota Wild players that are under the age of 25. It’s fairly simple. Enjoy! No one should be surprised if Simon Johansson is considered a late-bloomer and suddenly blossoms into a decent-to-good defenseman during his first taste of North American professional hockey this season. It has taken a while for him to get here, but after just...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 12, 2022
2022 Wild Juniors Day 3: Brock Faber, everyone

2022 Wild Juniors Day 3: Brock Faber, everyone

Photo by Lawrence Scott/ The third day of the Wild-featured World Juniors was highlighted by the American captain. After a disappointing second day of the 2022 World Juniors for our Minnesota Wild prospects — featuring a disconnected Canadian defense featuring Carson Lambos and just no points for the 2022 first-rounder Liam Ohgren — the third day was a little bit of a treat. While no one made any game look easy, there were at least goals and points to talk about. So how did they do on the third day of this Under-20 tournament? David Spacek, Finland vs. Czechia In...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 12, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Marian Gaborik giving advice

Wilderness Walk: Marian Gaborik giving advice

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild A Minnesota Wild legend is pacing the torch to the next wave of Slovakian talent in the NHL. In a recent interview, Marian Gaborik explained that he has been keeping in touch with Montreal Canadiens first-overall selection Juraj Slafkovsky as he makes his next big step into the best league in the world. [NHL dot com] At the second day of the 2022 World Juniors, there was not much to say. The goaltending prospect was the...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 11, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Players that missed the cut

Top 25 Under 25: Players that missed the cut

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via We’re in the middle of T25U25 season but let’s look at some eligible players that fall below the ranking. Welcome to this year’s Top 25 Under 25 series. If you’re unfamiliar, we’re going player-by-player in a ranking of the top 25 Minnesota Wild players that are under the age of 25. It’s fairly simple. Enjoy! We’re not going to unveil who is at No. 23 of our 2022 Top 25 Under 25 list today, but instead, let’s just look over some names of players that were eligible to be on the list, but just missed the cut....
Hockey Wilderness Aug 11, 2022
2022 Wild Juniors Day 2: Pointless, but not pointless

2022 Wild Juniors Day 2: Pointless, but not pointless

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via In the second day of the junior tournament, some Wild prospects did some things that are off the record. We were treated with a little bit of an appetizer during the opening day of the 2022 World Juniors on Tuesday. Minnesota Wild depth prospects like Servac Petrovsky were able to shine above some of their teammates. But now, on Wednesday, the second day of the tournament, we get to the real meaty section of the Wild’s prospect pool. Some of the most prominent and talented players that the Wild had the honor of drafting...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 11, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Slow news

Wilderness Walk: Slow news

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild There’s no real NHL news happening anymore. We’re in that month-long void of any transactions really taking place and we’re just twiddling our thumbs until training camp. At least there’s some hockey-relating thing going on. The World Juniors! On Tuesday the first day went down and one Wild prospect made sure that everyone knew his name by the end of it: Servac Petrovsky. [Hockey Wilderness] And our Top 25 Under 25 ranking continued yesterday, listing center Sam...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 10, 2022
2022 Wild Juniors Day 1: Petrovsky wants you to know who he is

2022 Wild Juniors Day 1: Petrovsky wants you to know who he is

Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via The first day of the World Juniors for Wild prospects was filled with highs and mids. The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Edmonton and every single day of the group stage there is a Minnesota Wild prospect playing. So we figured, let’s just try and summarize what these kids did in those individual games. Starting with Day 1 and some surprising breakout performances came out of it. David Spacek, Czechia vs. Slovakia Despite playing over 21 minutes in the tournament opener, Wild 2022 fifth-rounder and...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 10, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Sam Hentges made some moves to be No. 24

Top 25 Under 25: Sam Hentges made some moves to be No. 24

Photo by Richard Heathcote/ An olympian makes his way on the Wild’s Top 25 Under 25 list. Welcome to this year’s Top 25 Under 25 series. If you’re unfamiliar, we’re going player-by-player in a ranking of the top 25 Minnesota Wild players that are under the age of 25. It’s fairly simple. Enjoy! Sam Hentges is coming into a very important year for him. Beyond being crowned the 24th-best player under the age of 25 by this blog, the 23-year-old has finished his NCAA career with St. Cloud State and signed his first professional contract with the Wild earlier this...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 10, 2022
Wilderness Walk: Marco Rossi feels ready for NHL

Wilderness Walk: Marco Rossi feels ready for NHL

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. That’s Wild Marco Rossi spent a lot of time in the AHL last season playing in all situations in every game he could, but now he feels more than ready to take on the NHL next season, as some are expecting him to make the full-time jump. [NHL dot com] Speaking of the new season, the Minnesota Wild announced their jersey patch sponsor. [Hockey Wilderness] The 2022 World Junior Championship started yesterday and we have you covered. Here is a giant...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 9, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Mason Shaw starts off the list at No. 25

Top 25 Under 25: Mason Shaw starts off the list at No. 25

Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via At 25 of our Top 25 Under 25 is someone who is not 25, but 23. Welcome to this year’s Top 25 Under 25 series. If you’re unfamiliar, we’re going player-by-player in a ranking of the top 25 Minnesota Wild players that are under the age of 25. It’s fairly simple. Enjoy! Ever since he was drafted in 2017, Mason Shaw has had an interesting start to his career. Quickly graduating from the WHL and being thrown full-time into an Iowa Wild team that had those common depth names you’ve come to love — Gerry Mayhew, Kyle Rau,...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 9, 2022
When and where you can watch Wild prospects at World Juniors

When and where you can watch Wild prospects at World Juniors

Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via We got all the details here for you. The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship starts today and we cannot wait to watch these Under-20 hockey players get on the ice so we can finally watch the sport we love. It has only been a couple months without it, but that’s still too long. The Minnesota Wild have a total of eight prospects participating in the tournament in Edmonton this year and we have already published a little bit of a preview detailing what we might be able to expect from each of them as the represent their respective...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 8, 2022
Wild announce jersey sponsor for 2022-23 season

Wild announce jersey sponsor for 2022-23 season

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via There will be a slight chance to the sweater this season. The Minnesota Wild took advantage of a Monday morning where we might not be completely aware of our surroundings yet, to announce their sponsor for the little patch that will be featured on sweaters across the league. For the Wild, it will be TRIA Orthopedics, of course. It’s official! The threads are getting some extra Starting this ’22-23 season, our first-ever jersey patch partners are @TRIAOrthopedics!More details ⬇️— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild)...
Hockey Wilderness Aug 8, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: It’s time!

Top 25 Under 25: It’s time!

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via It’s that time of year, the 2022 Top 25 Under 25 is here. With the NHL pre-season still a month or so away, it’s now the perfect time to look at the current young core and key prospects of the Minnesota Wild. It’s Top 25 Under 25 time! We will be taking every player under the age of 25 in the Wild system, from the likes of Matthew Boldy all the way down to Servac Petrovsky, and stacking them against one another in a ranking. Six of our writers created their own top-25 ranking of these players and we averaged out the positions to...

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