Celebrini becomes fifth NCAA player to go No. 1 overall

Nine NCAA players drafted in first round fo NHL Draft   LAS VEGAS – Boston University forward Macklin Celebrini, who won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a freshman in 2023-24, was selected first overall Friday by the San Jose Sharks to open the 2024 NHL Draft at Sphere. All-Time First-Round NHL Draft Picks (NCAA) […]

USHL boasts 10 selections in first round of NHL Draft

No.1 overall pick Celebrini led USHL in scoring in 2022-23 Including the first overall selection, former Chicago Steel forward Macklin Celebrini, who was picked by the San Jose Sharks, the United States Hockey League (USHL) had 10 players selected in the first round of the 2024 National Hockey League Draft Friday night at the Sphere […]

Tracy Dill steps down as WCHA Commissioner

Dill served in commissioner role for two years Tracy Dill has announced that he will step down as the Commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for personal reasons effective June 30, 2024. “I want to express my appreciation to the WCHA Membership for allowing me the opportunity to serve as the league commissioner […]

Wild select defenseman Zeev Buium with 12th overall pick

California native helped lead University of Denver to national championship Las Vegas, Nev. – The Minnesota Wild selected defenseman Zeev Buium (pronounced Zee-v Boo-y-YUM) with the 12th overall selection in the first round of the 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft Friday, June 28. Minnesota acquired the 12th pick from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for […]

NHL Draft Primer: Wild options at No. 13 and some homegrown hopefuls

Wild will choose No. 13 overall in an international-heavy, deep draft by T.R. Holler/Regional Scout/Let’s Play Hockey Contributor The Minnesota Wild embark on their silver jubilee draft at the new Las Vegas Sphere tonight, June 28th at 6PM CST (ESPN) and concluding Day 2 on Saturday afternoon. Barely forty-two hours later, NHL free agency kicks […]

Faber, Rossi named to NHL All-Rookie team

  The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced Minnesota Wild defenseman Brock Faber and forward Marco Rossi have been named to the 2023-24 NHL All-Rookie Team. Faber and Rossi join Kirill Kaprizov (2020-21) and Jonas Brodin (2012-13) as the only players in franchise history to earn All-Rookie Team honors. Faber, 21 (8/22/02), recorded 47 points […]

Okposo is latest Minnesotan to raise Stanley Cup

St. Paul native completes 17th NHL season at the top of the game St. Paul native and former Minnesota Gopher Kyle Okposo became the latest Minnesota-born player to hoist the Stanley Cup after the Florida Panthers defeated Edmonton Monday, June 24 2-1. Okposo was acquired by the Panthers on March 8 from Buffalo for defenseman […]

Darwitz, Wendell-Pohl inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

  Duo played together at U of M and for Team USA Former teammates for the University of Minnesota and Team USA will now be heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame together. Natalie Darwitz and Krissy Wendell-Pohl were both inducted into the the Hockey Hall of Fame along with five others Tuesday in an […]

PWHL MINNESOTA RE-SIGNS CAVA, KŘÍŽOVÁ, SCHEPERS

Trio of Walter Cup champion forwards agree to one-year contract extensions  St. Paul, MN (June 21, 2024) – PWHL Minnesota announced today the re-signing of three players from its Walter Cup championship team. Forwards Michela Cava, Denisa Křížová, and Liz Schepers have all agreed to one-year contract extensions with Cava and Schepers inked for the 2024-25 […]

PWHL Minnesota inks Curl, Hymlárová to two-year Standard Player Agreements

Two of team’s seven draft picks are now signed to Standard Player Agreement St. Paul, MN (June 21, 2024) – PWHL Minnesota announced today that the team has signed 2024 PWHL Draft picks Britta Curl and Klára Hymlárová to two-year Standard Player Agreements beginning with the 2024-25 Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) season. Selected in the second […]