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St. Paul Pioneer Press 27 mins ago
Wild’s Chris Stewart, Marcus Foligno a tag-team duo willing to ‘answer the bell’

Wild’s Chris Stewart, Marcus Foligno a tag-team duo willing to ‘answer the bell’

As perhaps the only Wild player willing to drop the gloves at a moment’s notice last season, there were times when 6-foot-2, 240-pound Chris Stewart was left out on an island by himself. Not that he would complain about it. “It’s definitely second nature to me as a player,” Stewart said. “You know, it can be […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago
Uh, oh. Zach Parise still hasn’t practiced with teammates at Wild training camp

Uh, oh. Zach Parise still hasn’t practiced with teammates at Wild training camp

It’s been nearly a week since Wild players reported to training camp and star winger Zach Parise has yet to practice with his teammates. Parise, however, has been skating hard either before or after practices, working closely with skating coach Andy Ness. That would indicate it is only a matter of time before Parise returns to action. […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 22 hours ago
Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek looks like he belongs. Now he’s ready to make an impact.

Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek looks like he belongs. Now he’s ready to make an impact.

Joel Eriksson Ek admitted that this time last year he took more of a “happy to be here” approach to training camp. Who could blame him? Eriksson Ek was a wide-eyed teenager vying for a roster spot — a roster spot which he eventually claimed — and was awestruck to be skating with some of […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 23 hours ago
Uptick in league-wide penalties frustrates Wild players

Uptick in league-wide penalties frustrates Wild players

Across the NHL, there were more than 45 slashing minors called in Monday night exhibition games, and 10 penalties called for faceoff violations. “It was frustrating because they were (such) little things,” said coach Bruce Boudreau, whose Minnesota Wild earned a 3-2 shootout victory over the Jets in Winnipeg. “You get that every year in the […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 23 hours ago
Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping ‘flag in the ground’ three more years

Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping ‘flag in the ground’ three more years

Mikko Koivu very easily could have skipped town seven years ago. It would have been the easy way out. He was a highly regarded, 27-year-old center from Finland approaching his hockey prime, and the future of the Wild was very much in question after missing the NHL playoffs two years in a row. “He would […]
FOX Sports Sep 19, 2017
Wild open preseason with 3-2 shootout win

Wild open preseason with 3-2 shootout win

The puck dropped on the Minnesota Wild's 2017-18 season, and the Wild picked up a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017
Wild beat Jets in shootout in preseason opener

Wild beat Jets in shootout in preseason opener

In their opening game of the NHL preseason, the Wild earned a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan Malone, who hasn’t played an NHL game in more than two years, scored the winning goal in the shootout. Steve Michaek earned the win between the pipes, […]
The Hockey Writers Sep 18, 2017

Minnesota Wild Sign Mikko Koivu to Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth $11 million starting in the 2018-19 season, the Wild announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5.5 million per season following the seven-year contract that Koivu is set to complete this season that came with […]
FOX Sports Sep 18, 2017

Wild, Koivu agree to 2-year, $11M extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract extension.
FOX Sports Sep 18, 2017
Wild agree to 2-year extension with captain Mikko Koivu

Wild agree to 2-year extension with captain Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu signs an extension worth $11 million with the Minnesota Wild through 2020.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017
Mikko Koivu, Wild agree on two-year contract extension

Mikko Koivu, Wild agree on two-year contract extension

After his most successful season in more than five years, Wild captain Mikko Koivu has agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2020. It essentially guarantees the 34-year-old will finish his career with the Wild after being chosen No. 6 overall by the team in the […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017
Wild backup goalies: Meet Niklas Svedberg, the guy trying to take Alex Stalock’s job

Wild backup goalies: Meet Niklas Svedberg, the guy trying to take Alex Stalock’s job

Goaltender Niklas Svedberg could walk around the Twin Cities in broad daylight and easily go unnoticed. He isn’t exactly a household name around these parts after spending the past two years playing in Russia. That said, there’s a chance the 28-year-old Swede could be the solution to the backup goaltender problem that plagued the Wild all […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017
Wild captain Mikko Koivu misses practice with foot injury

Wild captain Mikko Koivu misses practice with foot injury

With the Wild already missing veteran winger Zach Parise for the start of training camp, there was some initial concern Monday when veteran center Mikko Koivu was also conspicuously absent during the morning session. Coach Bruce Boudreau washed away those worries afterward, confirming that Koivu has lace bite, essentially a form of tendinitis that causes […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2017

Wild sign 18-year-old goaltender Dereck Baribeau to entry-level deal

After impressing during the Traverse City Prospect Tournament, 18-year-old goaltender Dereck Baribeau has earned a three-year, entry-level contract with the Wild. Baribeau was the No. 10-ranked North American goaltender in the 2017 NHL Draft, according to NHL Central Scouting. He went undrafted after playing last season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 17, 2017
With defenseman Marco Scandella gone, who’s ready to fill his shoes?

With defenseman Marco Scandella gone, who’s ready to fill his shoes?

As soon as the Wild unloaded Marco Scandella’s fat contract via a trade in the offseason, the door immediately swung open for up-and-coming players like Gustav Olofsson and Mike Reilly. While both players have been given ample opportunity to prove themselves earlier in their careers, neither has been able to turn that into a full-time […]

Wild Player News

  • 1 Mikko Koivu

    Mikko Koivu

    HWP 117: Mo’ Mikko Mo’ Problems

  • 1 Zach Parise

    Zach Parise

    Uh, oh. Zach Parise still hasn’t practiced with teammates at Wild training camp

  • 1 Joel Eriksson Ek

    Joel Eriksson Ek

    Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek looks like he belongs. Now he’s ready to make an impact.

  • 1 Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    Wild’s Chris Stewart, Marcus Foligno a tag-team duo willing to ‘answer the bell’

  • Jason Zucker

    Jason Zucker

    Remember that dynamic Zucker-Koivu-Granlund line? Well, it’s back

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