Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski collided with Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during a game last season. Goligoski, a former Gopher from Grand Rapids, co

Wild seeking to plug holes as NHL free agency begins this morning

Alex Goligoski, Jake McCabe and Nick Foligno are in the available group, with Jack Eichel still untraded by Buffalo.

Wild re-signs Rau, Mermis; Iowa adds Zmolek

July 27
Kyle Rau
Kyle Rau will stay with the Wild after signing a two-way contract Tuesday, the day before NHL free agency begins.

Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

July 27
The Golden Knights traded Marc-Andre Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael Hakkarainen in a salary dump. Fleury is set to count $7
Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL's reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future.
July 26
Carson Soucy

Going from Wild to Kraken, Soucy says: 'It's going to be hard to leave'

The defenseman was taken by Seattle in the expansion draft.
July 24
Wild GM Bill Guerin.

Wild pieces together a look at the future

The team's approach in the draft produced seven players who add to organizational depth. The next step is to develop them from prospects to pros.
July 24
Fargo Force defenseman Jack Peart.

Minnesota Mr. Hockey Peart drafted by home-state Wild

Defenseman Jack Peart was picked 54th overall, adding to the whirlwind in his life since being honored as a prep star.
July 24
Xcel Energy Center.

Meet the Wild's 2021 draft picks

Director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett analyzes the team's seven picks.
Star Tribune Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan in front of her closet in her hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. This was from Day 9 in quarantine.
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July 24
Jack Peart

Wild drafts Grand Rapids' Jack Peart in second round of NHL draft

The St. Cloud State-bound defenseman was taken shortly before Gophers-bound Tristan Broz of Bloomington.
July 24

NHL draft: Keep up with latest picks from the Wild, watch live video

Rounds 2 through 7 of the NHL draft started at 10 a.m. Tap here for the latest selections and more.
July 23
Sweden goalie Jesper Wallstedt made a save on Finland’s Samuel Helenius in January at the world junior hockey championship.

Wild takes goalie Wallstedt, defenseman Lambos in first round

Swedish goalie Jesper Wallstedt and Canadian defenseman Carson Lambos will now become top prospects for the team.


  • West w l otl points home away
    Colorado 39 13 4 82 22-4-2 17-9-2
    Vegas 40 14 2 82 21-5-2 19-9-0
    Minnesota 35 16 5 75 21-5-2 14-11-3
    St. Louis 27 20 9 63 12-11-5 15-9-4
    Arizona 24 26 6 54 12-12-4 12-14-2
    Los Angeles 21 28 7 49 9-14-5 12-14-2
    San Jose 21 28 7 49 11-13-4 10-15-3
    Anaheim 17 30 9 43 6-18-4 11-12-5
  • East w l otl points home away
    Pittsburgh 37 16 3 77 22-4-2 15-12-1
    Washington 36 15 5 77 17-8-3 19-7-2
    Boston 33 16 7 73 18-7-3 15-9-4
    NY Islanders 32 17 7 71 21-4-3 11-13-4
    NY Rangers 27 23 6 60 14-11-3 13-12-3
    Philadelphia 25 23 8 58 12-12-4 13-11-4
    New Jersey 19 30 7 45 7-18-3 12-12-4
    Buffalo 15 34 7 37 8-16-4 7-18-3
  • Central w l otl points home away
    Carolina 36 12 8 80 20-3-5 16-9-3
    Florida 37 14 5 79 20-5-3 17-9-2
    Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75 21-7-0 15-10-3
    Nashville 31 23 2 64 18-10-0 13-13-2
    Dallas 23 19 14 60 13-7-8 10-12-6
    Chicago 24 25 7 55 13-11-4 11-14-3
    Detroit 19 27 10 48 12-11-5 7-16-5
    Columbus 18 26 12 48 11-9-8 7-17-4
  • North w l otl points home away
    Toronto 35 14 7 77 18-7-3 17-7-4
    Edmonton 35 19 2 72 16-12-0 19-7-2
    Winnipeg 30 23 3 63 13-13-2 17-10-1
    Montreal 24 21 11 59 13-11-4 11-10-7
    Calgary 26 27 3 55 15-12-1 11-15-2
    Ottawa 23 28 5 51 14-10-4 9-18-1
    Vancouver 23 29 4 50 13-12-3 10-17-1
  • Assists
    J. Greenway MIN 26
    K. Kaprizov MIN 24
    M. Zuccarello MIN 24
    K. Fiala MIN 20
    J. Spurgeon MIN 18
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 51
    K. Fiala MIN 40
    M. Zuccarello MIN 35
    J. Greenway MIN 32
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 30
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 922
    K. Kahkonen MIN 624
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 19
    K. Kahkonen MIN 16
  • Goals
    A. Matthews TOR 41
    C. McDavid EDM 33
    A. DeBrincat CHI 32
    L. Draisaitl EDM 31
    M. Rantanen COL 30
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 72
    L. Draisaitl EDM 53
    P. Kane CHI 51
    M. Marner TOR 47
    N. MacKinnon COL 45
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 105
    L. Draisaitl EDM 84
    B. Marchand BOS 69
    M. Marner TOR 67
    A. Matthews TOR 66
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1223
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1144
    K. Lankinen CHI 1095
    J. Binnington STL 1092
    T. Demko VAN 1065
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 31
    P. Grubauer COL 30
    M. Fleury VGK 26
    T. Jarry PIT 25
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 24
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July 23
Chaz Lucius

Future Gopher Lucius taken 17th overall by Winnipeg in draft

After a season of uncertainty — in a year vital to his draft prospects — Chaz Lucius got a big payoff Friday night.
July 23
Owen Power (22) played against the Gophers last season, and could be the top pick in Friday’s first round of the NHL draft.

With two first-round picks, Wild should have busy draft starting tonight

The Wild holds nine selections overall, including five in the first three round. Will the team trade any of those picks to help rebuild the roster?
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July 22
Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle (left) and Abbey Murphy (18), were selected to play for the U.S. women’s hockey team Thursday.

Seven with Gophers ties make U.S. women's hockey team

Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle and Abbey Murphy, made the team.
July 22

NHL draft: What you need to know

The draft will be held virtually for the second year in a row.
July 22
Getting Kirill Kaprizov (left) and Kevin Fiala re-signed is a top priority for Wild General Manager Bill Guerin.

Kaprizov, Fiala signings remain on Wild GM Guerin's to-do list

The star players are restricted free agents, and 'status quo' are the words Bill Guerin used.
July 22

Five players the Wild could target with their first-round picks

The Wild has two picks in the first round of Friday's NHL draft (No. 22 and No. 26). Here are five players they might target with those picks.
July 22
Ryan Hartman and the Wild will open the season in Anaheim where, unlike last season, the stands should be full.

Wild will open season Oct. 15 in Anaheim, with home opener Oct. 19

The highlight of the schedule is the New Year's Day Winter Classic game at Target Field.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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July 22
 Carson Soucy (21) and goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34) defended against a Los Angeles Kings shot last season.

Wild's defense even thinner after expansion Kraken drafts Soucy

Only defensemen Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba and captain Jared Spurgeon are regulars signed for next season, leaving three spots to fill.
July 21
The Minnesota Wild will introduce Ryan Suter left Zach Parise to the media at a press conference Monday July 09, 2012 in St. Paul, MN. ] Jerry Holt/ S

It's a prove-it year for Wild, Guerin following Parise and Suter buyouts

We'll learn a lot about the path forward from the 2021-22 season, after which a lot more difficult decisions will loom for the organization.
July 21
Minnesota Wild's Mats Zuccarello (36) high fives teammate on the bench in celebration after his goal against the San Jose Sharks, during the second pe

Next moves for Wild? Sarah McLellan on life after Parise, Suter

How does the Wild navigate its future while still trying to build a competitive team — particularly since it stands to lose another key player in today's expansion draft? Hockey talk on today's Daily Delivery.
July 20
This artist’s rendering released in 2020 by the Seattle Kraken shows the NHL hockey team’s new logo and name, displayed in what would be their fin

Wednesday's NHL expansion draft at a glance

The Seattle Kraken begins building its roster, and the Wild stands to lose at least one regular.
July 20
Chaz Lucius worked on puck handling during a practice last week in Vadnais Heights.

A future Gopher at age 14, now he's a first-round NHL draft prospect

Incoming Gophers freshman Chaz Lucius is the highest-ranked Minnesotan in this week's draft despite getting hurt and playing only for a small part of last season.
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July 19
Michigan’s Owen Power watched the puck while working against the Gophers’ Cullen Munson in December. Power, a 6-6 defenseman, is considered the to

About the 2021 NHL draft

The draft will be held virtually for the second year in a row.