Wild miss chance to take control of series with OT loss to Avalanche in Game 1

Everything was going the Minnesota Wild's way through the second period on Thursday night in the playoff opener at Colorado. Minnesota held a 4-2 lead. The much-maligned Kyle Brodziak had scored his first career playoff goal and rookie Erik Haula kept up his production even while moving to the fourth line because Mikael Granlund returned to the lineup. The Wild added a power...
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Wild gets lift from unexpected sources in win over Penguins

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When the Minnesota Wild were making their run to the Western Conference wild-card lead in January without Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise, Erik Haula was playing a defensive role on the fourth-line and proving to be a vital contributor in his first NHL season. When Mikael Granlund suffered an upper-body injury on Monday, Haula's found himself on the second line...
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Seeking chemistry, Yeo puts rookie Haula on Wild's second line

EDINA, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo's line changes during a three-game road trip led to a decisive 6-0 win against the New York Islanders in which three lines scored and Minnesota could exhale momentarily. A 4-3 overtime loss at New Jersey showed Yeo wasn't done trying to find the right mix of forwards since Minnesota made the big trade-deadline move to acquire...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soldier surprises wife at Wild game Celebrating her birthday at the Oilers-Wild game at the XCel Energy Center, Jamie Jenn was given a surprise she’ll never forget.  ”Randomly chosen” to play a game on the scoreboard, Jenn was asked to name the biggest surprise Erik Haula, a young Finn on the Wild, had when arriving in Minnesota. When the right answer was ready to be revealed to Jamie, her husband,...
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March 11, 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...
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February 25, 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...
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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

Former Gophers star Erik Haula among Wild cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coach Mike Yeo and the Minnesota Wild had their plan for training camp and the preseason to sort through a roster filled with many intriguing young players. Minnesota wanted preseason action early for its youth, but the end of training camp and the exhibition schedule was going to be used to get ready for a season filled with hope off last year's playoff appearance...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Haula makes move from Gophers to Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota hockey fans have become accustomed to the offensive skill of Erik Haula over the past five years, but even the biggest followers of the University of Minnesota men's hockey team -- where Haula starred for the past three seasons -- might have been surprised at his latest show of talent. Competing in a shootout at the end of the Minnesota Wild'...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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