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In seven seasons with the Flyers, 32-year-old winger Matt Read had 87 goals and 100 assists.
Signing Zucker and Matt Dumba to five-year contracts combined with bringing in five lower-profile free agents appears to have set the Wild's roster for 2018-19.
Alex Stalock finished last season as the Wild's backup goalie. But he'll battle with recently signed Andrew Hammond for the No. 2 spot behind Devan Dubnyk.
Ivan Lodnia's audition at Wild camp is part of his journey to live an NHL dream that began before he started school.
The Russian was fifth in the Ontario Hockey League last season with 96 points.
Despite being unsigned and mired in trade speculation, restricted free agent Jason Zucker continues to actively be involved with the Wild — a decision that underscores his desire to remain with the organization.
Forward Matt Hendricks will likely fill a limited role with the Wild, but brings a veteran presence to the dressing room.
The free-agent signee is a survivor in the NHL.
The two can continue to negotiate with the Wild but, with a hearing set to be scheduled in Toronto between July 20 and Aug. 4, an arbitrator could issue a ruling if a deal isn't agreed upon beforehand.
The team didn't make a big splash, settling instead for role players with size.
It felt like Christmas in July in the summer of 2012 when the Wild revealed the two signings that would change the franchise's direction.
Extending a qualifying offer allows the Wild to retain the player's negotiation rights as they enter the free-agent market.
The Wild left the NHL draft the same way it arrived in Dallas: with no changes to the roster.
Details on the Wild's draft picks, with comments by Brent Flahr, Wild senior vice president of hockey operations.
Of the Wild's eight selections, five were centers, with Jack McBain headlining the pack. McBain racked up 58 points, including 21 goals, in 48 games last season with Toronto in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Filip Johannson, an 18-year-old defensemen, was not considered a first rounder in many projections, but Wild GM Paul Fenton liked his hockey smarts.
K'Andre Miller, who is from Hopkins and skated for Minnetonka, played for the U.S. National Development Program's under-18 team last year. He has signed with the University of Wisconsin.
It wouldn't make sense for the Wild to return the same lineup after cutting ties with Chuck Fletcher. A significant revision aimed at helping the team achieve staying power in the playoffs feels logical, but it will be gradual.
After lacking a first-rounder in 2017 amid its six picks and selecting only four players in 2016, the Wild is looking forward to having eight picks to work with in this weekend's NHL draft.
Blake McLaughlin's story is part pro hockey dream, part real-life "Brady Bunch" and fully ready to play out later this week in the NHL draft.
New Wild GM Paul Fenton is known as tireless, patient and sharp reading intangibles. That's how he was on the ice, too.
The addition of Nashville staples such as goalie Pekka Rinne, captain Roman Josi and several others were part of Paul Fenton's legacy as assistant general manager with the Predators,
Getting familiar with the Wild's personnel is on new GM Paul Fenton's agenda as he transitions to the organization, and coach Bruce Boudreau is ready to help.
With Nashville, Fenton oversaw amateur player development, managed the pro and amateur scouting staffs and advised GM David Poile on player personnel decisions.
A standout in the Finnish Elite League, Kahkonen was also the goalie for Finland's gold medal junior team in 2016.
Reported GM finalsits include executive with ties to Leipold.
Washington rookie Travis Boyd hasn't spent much time in the NHL, but the Hopkins native has crammed plenty of memorable moments into his limited experience.
Longtime Nashville executive Paul Fenton is a candidate to replace Chuck Fletcher. The 58-year-old also interviewed for the Wild's general manager job in 2009 when Fletcher was hired.
The Wild cut ties with Chuck Fletcher on Monday following nine seasons together, and a new voice in charge is likely to bring different ideas.
After firing GM Chuck Fletcher, owner Craig Leipold said he isn't seeking a major overhaul. Instead, he wants a replacement to 'shake it up' while sharing his vision.
Although most of the lineup is under contract for next season, Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba are two core players who require new deals.
The disappointment of a third consecutive first-round playoff ouster defines mood for Wild's season
Rookie defenseman Nick Seeler and winger Jordan Greenway appeared in every playoff game for the Wild.
The Jets have beaten the Wild in all four games played in Winnipeg this season and have won 11 in a row on home ice. And that's only part of the challenge facing Minnesota in tonight's win-or-go-home Game 5.
One of the Jets' most effective defensemen won't be on the ice for Game 5 when Winnipeg tries to finish off the Wild.
Even in tense times, Devan Dubnyk focuses on maintaining the outlook that has helped him ascend to elite status among NHL goaltenders
Star forward Zach Parise, who has scored in each game of the series, suffered the injury in Sunday's 6-2 victory. Parise is the top-scoring player in Wild playoff history with 14 goals and 31 points.
While the Wild certainly established a blueprint for combating the Jets in Sunday's 6-2 victory, the belief is it'll have to make revisions to stage an encore at the X.
The Wild remains down 2-1 in the series after its lopsided 6-2 victory in Game 3 on Sunday.
After struggling to score on the road in the first two games of the series, the Wild on Sunday erupted for six goals back at home to cut into Winnipeg's lead.
The Wild's Jordan Greenway, who joined the team after finishing his college season at Boston University, corralled a loose pick and whirled to score with five minutes left in the second period.
The Wild had no trouble responding to the physical tone set by the Jets in Game 1.
After managing just 20 shots in Game 1 the Wild had an even worse output Friday in the encore — testing Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck only 17 times.
The Wild on Wednesday in Game 1 was outshot 2-to-1 in Winnipeg and its No. 1 line was quiet.
Even before injuries to Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon late in the regular season reconfigured the Wild's blue line to promote Matt Dumba to the No. 1 unit, Dumba carved out a more prominent role.
"The greatest feeling of success is when people say you can't do something and you do it," Bruce Boudreau said. "That's where we're at."
The poise Spurgeon could offer the defensemen during the playoff series against the Jets would be a major lift to the Wild if he is able to suit up for Game 1 Wednesday at Winnipeg.
The injured star defenseman wishes the Wild well as he focuses on family, recovery.
Winnipeg is a bonafide threat to win the Stanley Cup, and the Wild lost to the Jets three times by a combined margin of 13-6.
Suter's injury puts more of the onus on youngsters.
Minnesota's blue-liners have four goals in team's past three games since Ryan Suter went out with a season-ending ankle fracture.
Dustin Brown scored his fourth on the game on a blistering one-timer only 23 seconds into the extra period after completing a hat trick in under two periods of play.
While the Wild faded in the third period, the Ducks picked up the pace as a playoff berth dangled in front of them. Anaheim clinched after a 3-1 victory.
This recent stretch of games is the best Zach Parise has looked since he returned in January following back surgery that fixed a herniated disc.
Ryan Suter is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, and that will provide the team with more clarity on the timeline for recovery and the severity of the injury he suffered in Saturday's loss.
The Wild hosts the Oilers for its final home game of the regular season. It has gone 0-2 against the Oilers this season, falling 3-2 and 4-1.
The Wild blanked on an opportunity to inch closer to locking down a playoff spot, as its season-high seven-game point streak finally expired. But the most concerning development Saturday was a lower-body injury that knocked defenseman Ryan Suter out of the game.
With 13 healthy forwards available, someone has to be on the outs. And so far, that has been Tyler Ennis.
Wins matter but haven't spared Boudreau the ax.
Ever since the break, Eric Staal has been steadily clutch — a sign of the consistency that's boosted him to his highest goal total since he last scored 40 goals nine years ago.
Defenseman Matt Dumba led the charge by the Wild, scoring a goal and adding three assists for a career-high four-point showing.
Getting a point was crucial to the Wild who added to its margin over Colorado in the Western Conference.
With only seven games to go in the regular season, Jordan Greenway is joining the Wild in the midst of a pressure-packed playoff push.
"We're not getting anywhere fast getting a point here and a point there," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said after the 2-1 loss. "But I think we're going in the right direction."
"I had a lot of acquaintances and friends that gave me a quick text," he said. "But it's over and done with now."
Boudreau, 63, is the second fastest all-time to reach the milestone (837 games) and quickest among active NHL bench bosses. He also became the 26th NHL coach to achieve the distinction.
It won't be long until the Wild is confronted with its playoff fate, as only eight games remain on the docket. And with the team hunkered into the third spot in the Central Division, it's poised to meet the second-place Jets.
The Wild might have had a slow week with only one game on its schedule before returning to action Saturday night, but a significant change was put in motion during that time that could affect the team.
The Wild fell behind 1-0 Saturday before rallying for a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center.
While it would appear the Wild has a bit of breathing room from its perch as the third seed in the Central Division, nothing is for certain.
When the Wild resumes play Saturday, it'll be the start of a nine-game push to the finish line headlined by some of the best teams in the league
Los Angeles scored in the final minute of regulation and the final minute of overtime to beat the Wild 4-3 at the X in what goalie Devan Dubnyk called a 'playoff-like game.'
Stints with the Capitals and the Penguins during those teams' playoff pushes give him perspective as the Wild pursues the postseason.
After Alex Stalock set the stage for a weekend sweep with his 26 saves in the 4-2 victory over Vegas, Devan Dubnyk took over in Arizona.
Wild's successes include a blue line corps that has set record for offensive output.
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