MINNESOTA WILD NEWS

Wild prospect Tuch injures knee in exhibition game

Minnesota Wild prospect Alex Tuch suffered a knee injury while participating in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.Selected with the 18th overall pick of the 2014 draft, Tuch was injured during the first period of the United States' 10-3 loss to Finland on Monday. The evaluation camp will aid in determining the Americans' final roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Suter skates for charity

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has no qualms about skating for long stretches of time.After all, the 30-year-old led the league by averaging a staggering 29 minutes, 4 seconds per contest last season.With that in mind, Suter jumped at the chance to participate in the inline skating portion of the RBC Race for the Kids Minnesota Half Marathon on Saturday. More than 3,000 people...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Haula agrees to two-year contract

Center Erik Haula and the Minnesota Wild beat an arbitrator's decision and agreed to terms on a two-year contract on Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the deal is worth $2 million - with $1.05 million coming in the second year. Haula was asking for $1.2 million per year at the arbitration hearing on Friday while Minnesota was...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild, center Erik Haula agree on 2-year contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild and center Erik Haula have agreed on a two-year contract. The Wild announced the deal Sunday with the restricted free agent. Haula had seven goals and seven assists in 72 games last season while playing mostly on the fourth line. He added one goal while appearing in two playoff games. The 24-year-old Finn was a seventh-round draft pick in 2009...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota, center Erik Haula agree on 2-year contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild and center Erik Haula have agreed on a two-year contract. The Wild announced the deal Sunday with the restricted free agent. Haula had seven goals and seven assists in 72 games last season while playing mostly on the fourth line. He added one goal while appearing in two playoff games. The 24-year-old Finn was a seventh-round draft pick in...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duluth to host 10th annual Hockey Day Minnesota, presented by Wells Fargo

The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today officially announced that the outdoor games for the 10th Annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Duluth's Bayfront Park along the shore of Lake Superior. Proceeds from the event will benefit Duluth area youth hockey programs. The 2016 event will mark a decade of Hockey...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold Talks: The First Tee Program, Leadership Building and Hockey

ST PAUL, MN – MAY 5: Jordan Leopold #33 of the Minnesota Wild and Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks skate after the puck during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 5, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 1-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images...
Via State of Hockey News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Vanek, Carter, Prosser attend Starkey gala

Minnesota Wild players Thomas Vanek, Ryan Carter and Nate Prosser took off the skates and put on their best suits to attend the Starkey Hearing Foundation's 15th Annual "So the World May Hear" gala in St. Paul over the weekend.The Wild trio joined celebrities ranging from pop star Katy Perry and legendary rocker Gene Simmons of Kiss to boxer Evander Holyfield and football's Terrell...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Dumba asks permission from Len Boogaard for number change

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba elected to change his jersey number, but not without first making a phone call.Dumba asked permission from Len Boogaard if he was accepting of the 21-year-old changing his number from 55 to 24, which was the jersey worn by Boogaard's late son Derek. The younger Boogaard played with Minnesota from 2005-2010 before passing away the following year...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Leopold accepting if NHL career has run its course

Jordan Leopold might need his daughter to write another letter if the veteran defenseman wishes to remain in the NHL.In one of the league's feel-good stories last season, Leopold was shuffled to the Minnesota Wild at the trade deadline after his 11-year-old daughter Jordyn put pen to paper and asked if her father could play closer to home."I wish it were that easy," the 34-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: Minnesota Wild

  Today our analysis of the NHL Central Division’s offseason movements focuses on the Minnesota Wild. After covering the Nashville Predators’ changes and the St. Louis Blues’ offseason moves, we look at Colorado’s budding rivalry. Relying on a shutdown defense quarterbacked by Ryan Suter and an emphasis on competent, possession-heavy play, the Wild have been a solid team...
Via BSN Denver
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild are 'still very excited' about Kuemper

The Minnesota Wild made sure to lock up the goaltender who essentially saved their season, Devan Dubnyk, rewarding him with a six-year, $26 million contract this offseason.But what does that mean for Darcy Kuemper, the 25-year-old goaltender who was supposed to take the reigns in the near future?Kuemper, a 2009 Minnesota sixth-round pick, had a shaky season this year, finishing with...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Alex Tuch Follows Sick Shootout Goal With Terrific Celebration (Video)

July can be a pretty brutal month for sports, especially during the MLB All-Star break. Apparently Alex Tuch knows this, because he provided the sports world with an absolute gem of a highlight this weekend. Tuch, a 19-year-old Minnesota Wild prospect and former Boston College star, took the ice for a scrimmage at the Wild’s development camp Sunday. The scrimmage had to be decided...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Making All the Right Moves

View image | gettyimages.com The draft has come and gone and free agency is now into its third week. Many teams have spent money hoping that they added the right pieces. The Minnesota Wild have spent money this offseason, but for all the right reasons. They have built their franchise from within with few drastic moves and fans look forward to seeing how the newly arranged team...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Tuch struts his stuff after beautiful shootout goal

It's difficult to tell which was nicer, Alex Tuch's shootout goal, or his celebration?You be the judge.Tuch dragged the puck around the discarded stick, waited patiently and flipped it right in. He then put his stick in his "sheath" and high-stepped past the opposing bench.Tuch was drafted 18th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2014 NHL Draft. He's a big power forward who scored...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild sign 1st-round pick Eriksson Ek to 3-year deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have signed first-round draft pick Joel (yool) Eriksson Ek to a three-year, entry level contract. The deal was done on Monday. Eriksson Ek was drafted by the Wild last month with the 20th overall pick. The 18-year-old center played 34 games with Farjestad in the Swedish Hockey League during the 2014-15 season, tallying four goals and two assists...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Sign Free Agent Chris Stewart To One-Year, $1.7 Million Contract

The Anaheim Ducks have bolstered their forward depth by signing free-agent right winger Chris Stewart to a one-year deal worth a reported $1.7 million. Stewart began the 2014-15 season with the Buffalo Sabres and was traded to the Minnesota Wild shortly before the NHL trade deadline. He was one of the most popular players involved in trade rumors leading up to the deadline. The...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks sign F Chris Stewart

Reports have surfaced that former Minnesota Wild forward Chris Stewart signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. The Minnesota Wild let Chris Stewart walk into free agency this summer after he failed to live up to his $4.15 million cap hit. After being traded to the Wild from the Buffalo Sabres, Stewart scored three goals and 11 points in 20 regular season...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Green rolls to a 6-3 victory over Team White

2015 1st ronder, Joel Eriksson Ek working his way in close in the 2nd half of Saturday’s prospect scrimmage. Do you remember your first major athletic contest you ever played in?  I remember my first varsity game like it was yesterday.  Stepping out from the locker room and making my way to the football field and to a massive crowd of people outside of Fred Moore Junior High...
Via State of Hockey News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sign former Sabres, Wild winger Stewart to one-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right wing Chris Stewart has agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the deal Sunday. Stewart played for Buffalo and Minnesota last season, collecting 36 points and 88 penalty minutes. He appeared in eight postseason games with the Wild, getting two assists. Stewart also has played for Colorado and St. Louis in his seven...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Wild RW signs with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right wing Chris Stewart has agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the deal Sunday. Stewart played for Buffalo and Minnesota last season, collecting 36 points and 88 penalty minutes. He appeared in eight postseason games with the Wild, getting two assists. Stewart also has played for Colorado and St. Louis in his seven...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Wild RW signs with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right wing Chris Stewart has agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the deal Sunday. Stewart played for Buffalo and Minnesota last season, collecting 36 points and 88 penalty minutes. He appeared in eight postseason games with the Wild, getting two assists. Stewart also has played for Colorado and St. Louis in his seven...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign restricted free agent Folin for 2 years

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year contract. The deal was done Saturday with the restricted free agent. Folin had two goals, eight assists and 13 penalty minutes in 40 games as a rookie for Minnesota last season, also playing 13 games for the Iowa Wild in the AHL. The 24-year-old native of Gothenburg, Sweden, was undrafted...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign D Folin to two-year deal

The Minnesota Wild on Saturday re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year contract. The team initially announced the deal on its official Twitter page. Folin, a 24-year-old native of Gothenburg, Sweden, played in 40 games for Minnesota last season. Folin recorded two goals and eight assists, all told. The defenseman owns 11 points, 13 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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