Team opens the season at home versus Columbus on oct. 10

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild’s 2024-25 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season schedule was released today. The Wild opens the season at home on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. against the Columbus Blue Jackets – the 12th time in franchise history Minnesota will start the season at Xcel Energy Center (not including the home start in 2010-11 vs. Carolina in Finland).

The 2024-25 schedule consists of 82 games – 41 home contests and 41 road contests. Minnesota’s home schedule features 17 weekend games (three on Friday, nine on Saturday and six on Sunday). March holds the most home games in a month this season with 11. The Wild’s longest homestand is seven games, March 9-22. Minnesota will play nine road games in January. The Wild will play a season-long, seven-game road trip, October 13-29.

Minnesota is scheduled to play 10 games that start before 5 p.m. this season, six home games and four on the road. Last season the team played 13 games that started before 5 p.m.

The Wild will play 26 games against Central Division opponents: Chicago (two home, two road), Colorado (two home, two road), Dallas (two home, two road), Nashville (two home, one road), St. Louis (two home, two road), Utah (two home, two road) and Winnipeg (one home, two road). Minnesota will also play three games against each team in the Pacific Division for a total of 24 games: Anaheim (one home, two road), Calgary(one home, two road), Edmonton (two home, one road), Los Angeles (two home, one road), San Jose (one home, two road), Seattle (two home, one road), Vancouver (one home, two road) and Vegas (two home, one road).

The Wild will play each team in the Eastern Conference twice (one home, one road) for a total of 32 contests.

New this season, the NHL will hold a 4 Nations Face-Off that will feature players from Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. The 4 Nations Face-Off will consist of seven games from February 12-20, 2025, at the Bell Centre in Montreal and TD Garden in Boston. Minnesota Wild President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Bill Guerin is General Manager, Wild Assistant General Manager Chris Kelleher is Director of Player Development and Wild Head Coach John Hynes will serve as an assistant coach for the 2025 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete in the 4 Nations Face-Off. More information and the schedule for the 4 Nations Face-Off can be found here.

SCHEDULE NOTES

Home Games by Day: Mon. – 3, Tue. – 8, Wed. – 4, Thur. – 8, Fri. – 3, Sat. – 9, Sun. – 6

Road Games by Day: Mon. – 3, Tue. – 7, Wed. – 3, Thur. – 6, Fri. – 7, Sat. – 11, Sun. – 4

Home Games by Month: Oct. – 2, Nov. – 8, Dec. – 9, Jan. – 5, Feb. – 3, March – 11, April – 3

Road Games by Month: Oct. – 7, Nov. – 7, Dec. – 5, Jan. – 9, Feb. – 5, March – 4, April – 4

Games by Conference/Division:

Western Conference: Central Division (26 games), Pacific Division (24 games)

Eastern Conference: Atlantic Division (16 games), Metropolitan Division (16 games)

Opponents Visits to Minnesota (41): Anaheim – 1, Boston – 1, Buffalo – 1, Calgary – 1, Carolina – 1, Chicago – 2, Colorado – 2, Columbus – 1, Dallas – 2, Detroit – 1, Edmonton – 1, Florida – 1, Los Angeles – 2, Montreal – 1, Nashville – 2, New Jersey – 1, New York Islanders – 1, New York Rangers – 1, Ottawa – 1, Philadelphia – 1, Pittsburgh – 1, St. Louis – 2, San Jose – 1, Seattle – 2, Tampa Bay – 1, Toronto – 1, Utah – 2, Vancouver – 1, Vegas – 2, Washington – 1, Winnipeg – 2

Wild Visits to Road Cities (41): Anaheim – 2, Boston – 1, Buffalo – 1, Calgary -2, Carolina – 1, Chicago – 2, Colorado – 2, Columbus – 1, Dallas – 2, Detroit – 1, Edmonton – 1, Florida – 1, Los Angeles – 1, Montreal – 1, Nashville – 1, New Jersey – 1, New York Islanders – 1, New York Rangers – 1, Ottawa – 1, Philadelphia – 1, Pittsburgh – 1, St. Louis – 2, San Jose – 2, Seattle – 1, Tampa Bay – 1, Toronto – 1, Utah – 2, Vancouver – 2, Vegas – 1, Washington – 1, Winnipeg – 2

After 4 Nations Face-Off (Feb. 12-20): Minnesota will have 26 games remaining on its schedule, including 15 home games and 11 road contests. The Wild will play six games against the Central Division, nine contests against the Pacific Division and 11 games against Eastern Conference opponents.

Longest Homestand: seven games – March 9 – 22 vs. Pittsburgh, Colorado, New York Rangers, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Buffalo

Longest Road Trip: seven games – October 13 – 29 at Winnipeg, St. Louis Columbus, Florida, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Back-to-Back Games: 12 sets – the Wild played 15 sets of back-to-back contests in 2023-24

Back-to-back on road: 6

Road game followed by home game next day: 1

Back-to-back at home: 2

Home game followed by road game next day: 3

Length of Wild’s 2024-25 Season: 187 days (Oct. 10 – April 15). The 2023-24 season lasted 190 days.

Flex, 11-Game, half and full season memberships are available for purchase. Please visit tickets.wild.com or contact a Wild Ticket Sales Representative by calling or texting (651) 222-WILD (9453) for more information. Group reservations of eight or more tickets can place a deposit now, contact grouptickets@wild.com for more information. Deposits are now accepted for single game suite rentals, contact suites@wild.com for more information. Pricing and on-sale dates for Minnesota Wild 2024-25 preseason and regular-season single-game tickets will be announced later this summer.