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ST. PAUL, Minn. As he skated by the Minnesota Wild bench, in the typical fashion following a goal, Jonas Brodin got a few fist bumps, per usual, but also got some taps on the top of his head from his excited teammates.
Minnesota's veterans were happy for the 19-year-old rookie scoring his first NHL goal.
Brodin has been as steady as they come on the defensive end in his rookie season, playing well beyond his years as the youngest current defenseman in the NHL. He's paired with Ryan Suter to give the Wild a top-notch, shutdown defensive pairing and showed the unique skill, skating and smarts that made him the 10th-overall pick by Minnesota in the 2011 draft.
Finally, in his 23rd NHL game, Brodin has his first goal.
"About time," Suter joked. "He has a good shot."
Brodin has the puck-moving skills to contribute offensively and his wrist shot that beat Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov Thursday showed a glimpse of possible future scoring touch, but Brodin...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. Healed from his lower-body injury, rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper was activated Wednesday from injured reserve by the Minnesota Wild and reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Kuemper, 22, was 1-2-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in four games for Minnesota this season, making his NHL debut. Kuemper, who last played...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild traded defenseman Chay Genoway on Thursday to the Washington Capitals for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 draft.
Genoway, 26, has played the entire season with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. In 53 games with Houston, he had four goals and 15 assists and was a plus-11.
Genoway was signed by Minnesota as a college...
Rookie defenseman Jonas Brodin's first NHL score highlighted a three-goal second period by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Devin Setoguchi and Mikko Koivu also scored in the decisive middle frame. Ryan Suter had a season-high three assists and Matt Cullen and Zach Parise each had two assists to help the Wild improve to 10-3...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have one of the NHL's stingiest defenses this season, largely because of a group of young defensemen.
Minnesota added more experience to the mix Wednesday by signing 13-year NHL veteran Brett Clark, a free agent who had been playing with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Clark, 36, had one goal and 16 assists in 18 games...
ST. PAUL, Minn. A day after taking a scary hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry, Minnesota Wild rookie forward Jason Zucker returned to the ice and said he feels "all right."
Zucker, 21, skated on his own shortly after Minnesota's optional practice Wednesday, an indication the speedy forward has likely avoided a concussion. During the second period of Tuesday...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Jason Zucker, who took a nasty hit from Ducks forward Corey Perry on Tuesday, will be out of the lineup Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche.
The league suspended Perry four games for the hit. Zucker skated on his own Thursday morning, and Wild coach Mike Yeo said he anticipates his young forward will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip to...
"Beware the Ides of March," one of the more ominous and famous lines from William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. It was a moment of foreshadowing for the great Roman leader who was going to be betrayed by supposed allies who were jealous of Julius' growing power and popularity. It is a play perhaps every student is exposed to in English or Literature classes...
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are clicking at the same time, and it's leading to good things for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota hopes its pair of $98-million acquisitions can keep it going Saturday as the club seeks its second win over the Colorado Avalanche in three days.
The Wild are 8-4-0 since a 6-6-2 start and have won three of their past four, beating visiting Colorado 5...
Minnesota Wild (13-10-2) 28pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.24 Goals For (27th)
2.40 Goals Against (7th)
16.5% Power Play (21st)
87% Penalty Kill (4th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 4G 16A = 20pts
2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 11G 8A = 19pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 17A = 18pts
4. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 12A = 15pts
5. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 8G 5A = 13pts...
While the Minnesota Wild have mostly thrived in home games, they let their latest one slip away.
The Wild would appear to have a good chance to bounce back as they open a home-and-home set against the Colorado Avalanche, who hope to avoid an eighth consecutive road loss Thursday night.
Minnesota (13-10-2) had strung together a season-best four straight home wins before falling...
After the 2-1 defeat of the Minnesota Wild by the Anaheim Ducks, no one in the state of hockey is happy. Except Zach Sikich, but more on him later.
The Wild were robbed. Plain and simple. They outworked, outplayed and outlasted the Ducks for the first two periods of the game. Anaheim was outshot 22-7 after the first 40 minutes of play and things did not look like they...