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Wild's Haula enjoying fast start after tough sophomore season

Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula is doing his best to put his sophomore slump behind him. Haula has jumped out of the blocks in a hurry with three goals in two scrimmages in training camp after mustering all of just seven in 72 games last season. The 24-year-old Finn found himself playing primarily on the fourth line in 2014-15 after collecting six goals and nine assists in 46 contests...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Haula: 'No reason to dwell' on past

Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula is content to leave last season in the past.Signed to a two-year contract earlier this week, Haula told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Thursday that he is ready to look ahead and leave any lingering issues with coach Mike Yeo in his rear-view mirror."It's already behind me," Haula told the newspaper. "There's no reason to dwell on it. I'll just put...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild, Haula agree to terms on two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with Erik Haula on a two-year contract. The former Minnesota Gophers center tallied seven goals in 72 games with the Wild last season and one goal in two playoff contests. Haula knocked in six goals in 46 games in his rookie season with the club in 2013-14, plus four more in 13 playoff games. The native of Finland was selected by the Wild in...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft is a bit of a head scratcher for the Minnesota Wild

Erik Haula was a 7th round steal (182nd Overall) by the Wild in 2009. This is where the NHL scouts really earn their money, where the fruits of all that effort, long and lonely drives all over the world to isolated rinks to watch these young players ply their game really pay off.  The scouts collect their information and return to the front office a few times a year to report what...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Haula fractures jaw at World Championships

The Minnesota Wild were appreciative of the opportunity for Erik Haula to play for his native Finland in the World Championships. Haula is returning to Minnesota with more than just international experience, however. Haula, the Wild's rookie forward, suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his jaw while playing in the gold medal game this weekend. The Wild announced Haula's fracture...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's youth served, soon to be paid

Erik Haula was a slight forward out of Minnesota prep hockey factory Shattuck-St. Mary's in 2009 when the Wild made the Finnish native a seventh-round NHL Draft pick. There's no better example of Minnesota's development as an organization than Haula's progress since he was taken as a flier in 2009. Haula grew stronger through three years at the University of Minnesota and became...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild recall Erik Haula, Steven Kampfer

Erik Haula was hopeful he'd be returning to the Minnesota Wild following the Olympic break. His game has him back in Minnesota. The Wild recalled Haula and defenseman Steven Kampfer from the Iowa Wild on Monday. Minnesota's first game after the two-week break for the Olympics in Sochi, Russia is on Feb. 27 at Edmonton. The next home game for the Wild is March 3 against the Calgary...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Haula: Olympic break reassignment 'a huge plus'

Some teammates jetted halfway around the country to participate in the Olympics, others were heading out for vacations or time with family. Erik Haula, the Minnesota Wild rookie forward, instead made the trip to Des Moines, Iowa to play with Minnesota's American Hockey League affiliate. Haula was the only NHL regular reassigned during the Olympic break. Haula didn't sulk. He figured...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild bring back Erik Haula, send down Jason Zucker

The Minnesota to Iowa expressway continues for the Wild. Minnesota recalled Erik Haula on Friday from Iowa, itsaffiliate in the American Hockey League and reassigned Jason Zucker to Iowa. Haula, the former University of Minnesota star, played insix games for the Minnesota Wild earlier this season, and had two assists. Hehas seven goals and seven assists in twenty games to lead...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Gophers C Eric Haula likely to make Wild debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In less than a year, Erik Haula may begoing from the Minnesota Gophers to the Minnesota Wild. Haula, 22, was recalled by the Wild on Friday after the teamplaced forward Mike Rupp on designated non-roster status. Rupp is leaving the teamfor personal reasons. Haula, a seventh-round draft choice by the Wild in 2009, isexpected to make his NHL debut Friday when Minnesota...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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