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It’s opening night – a look at the Wild roster

Can the Wild take that next step? by Bryan Zollman The Minnesota Wild will take to the ice tonight in front of the hometown crowd with hopes of another solid regular season, and even bigger hopes for advancing past the first round of the playoffs. The past two seasons the Wild have had stellar regular-season […]

MINNESOTA WILD ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FAN ACTIVITIES

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced fan events and activations that will take place prior to the club’s season-opening game on Thursday, October 12, against the Florida Panthers at 7:00 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center on Bally Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM. All fans in attendance will […]

Brad Maxwell remembered as ultimate teammate

‘He had everybody’s back’ The Minnesota North Stars lost a member of their family Sept. 3 when former defenseman and NHL All-Star Brad Maxwell passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Maxwell was 66. Maxwell was born in Brandon, Manitoba and was drafted seventh overall by the North Stars in 1977. A tough defenseman […]

Derek Stepan Announces Retirement after 13 NHL seasons

Derek Stepan Announces Retirement after 13 NHL seasons  Center played in 890 regular-season games and 120 playoff games. TORONTO (Oct. 3, 2023)  Forward Derek Stepan has officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League today following 13 NHL seasons and 890 regular-season games. Born in Hastings, Minnesota, Stepan was drafted 51st overall in the 2008 […]

Wild welcomes rescue dog, Hatty, to the team

  SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced it has adopted Hatty, a four-month-old Golden Retriever mix rescue dog from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, on a one-year training contract. Hatty will be raised to become a future service dog and joins the Wild as part of the team’s Adopt-A-Dog Program. […]

MINNESOTA WILD RE-SIGNS DEFENSEMAN CALEN ADDISON

MINNESOTA WILD RE-SIGNS DEFENSEMAN CALEN ADDISON SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Calen Addison to a one-year, $825,000 contract. Addison, 23 (4/11/00), recorded 29 points (3-26=29), including 18 power-play points, in 62 games for Minnesota last season. He set a new single-season franchise record […]

Loss of a Legend – Henry Boucha

By Bryan Zollman – Let’s Play Hockey Publisher  Henry Boucha’s unique talent and story made him a Minnesota hockey treasure The State of Hockey is in mourning as they have lost one of their most beloved members. Henry Boucha, a dynamic force on the ice and a soft-spoken, kind-hearted soul off it, died Monday at […]

The resilient hockey journey of new Gopher forward Nick Michel

  In the State of Hockey, few career journeys are as compelling as that of Nick Michel, a resilient player hailing from Holy Family Catholic. Michel grew up in Waconia, Minn., but played most of his High School hockey with Holy Family Catholic. Nick was lucky enough to play alongside his twin brother Jack Michel […]

Minnesota Wild launch all new official Minnesota Wild app

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild today launched the all new official Minnesota Wild App. A must-have source for the latest content, real-time updates and your ticket into the game. The new official Minnesota Wild app allows fans access to all things Minnesota Wild at their fingertips. Stay up to date on team news, […]

Garrett Hendrickson named new Augsburg men’s hockey coach

MINNEAPOLIS — Garrett Hendrickson, who has served on the coaching staff for Augsburg University men’s hockey teams that have qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament each of the last two seasons, has been named the program’s new head coach, it was announced on Friday. Hendrickson served as a full-time assistant coach for the […]