Paul Fenton congratulated Brian McReynolds in a game vs. Minnesota in 1989. Fenton is now the Wild's GM.

Fenton's never-quit ways as hockey exec began as player

Paul Fenton is known as tireless, patient and sharp reading intangibles. That's how he was on the ice, too.

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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Jets during the third period of Game 3
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Scoggins: In competitive market, these owners willing to spend

Scoggins: In competitive market, these owners willing to spend

At one time, sports owners in this market were regarded as cheapskates. But the present collection of owners aren't operating in the mold of tightwads. This is how it should be.
May 23
Paul Fenton was an assistant GM when the Nashville Predators made two major moves to adjust their roster.

Creative roster building? Fenton's been there in Nashville

North Score: Paul Fenton said analytics will play a role in every move he makes. That's what he did in Nashville, which is now a Stanley Cup contender.
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May 23
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold introduced Paul Fenton as the team's GM on Tuesday.

Souhan: Fenton seeks elusive formula of roster moves, puck luck

New Wild GM Paul Fenton is going to have to be creative and probably ruthless in remaking the roster of a team that has advanced to the conference finals just once.
May 23
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold introduced Paul Fenton as the team's General Manager and Alternate Governor.

Fenton's strength as talent evaluator key to his GM hiring by Wild

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,
May 23

Wild's Boudreau, Fenton prepare to build rapport

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.


  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 53 18 11 117 28-9-4 25-9-7
    Winnipeg 52 20 10 114 32-7-2 20-13-8
    Minnesota 45 26 11 101 27-6-8 18-20-3
    Colorado 43 30 9 95 28-11-2 15-19-7
    St. Louis 44 32 6 94 24-17-0 20-15-6
    Dallas 42 32 8 92 26-12-3 16-20-5
    Chicago 33 39 10 76 18-18-5 15-21-5
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 51 24 7 109 29-10-2 22-14-5
    Anaheim 44 25 13 101 26-10-5 18-15-8
    San Jose 45 27 10 100 25-13-3 20-14-7
    Los Angeles 45 29 8 98 23-15-3 22-14-5
    Calgary 37 35 10 84 17-20-4 20-15-6
    Edmonton 36 40 6 78 19-18-4 17-22-2
    Vancouver 31 40 11 73 16-18-7 15-22-4
    Arizona 29 41 12 70 16-21-4 13-20-8
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113 29-10-2 25-13-3
    Boston 50 20 12 112 28-8-5 22-12-7
    Toronto 49 26 7 105 29-10-2 20-16-5
    Florida 44 30 8 96 27-11-3 17-19-5
    Detroit 30 39 13 73 16-16-9 14-23-4
    Montreal 29 40 13 71 18-14-9 11-26-4
    Ottawa 28 43 11 67 16-19-6 12-24-5
    Buffalo 25 45 12 62 11-25-5 14-20-7
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 49 26 7 105 28-11-2 21-15-5
    Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100 30-9-2 17-20-4
    Philadelphia 42 26 14 98 22-13-6 20-13-8
    Columbus 45 30 7 97 26-12-3 19-18-4
    New Jersey 44 29 9 97 23-14-4 21-15-5
    Carolina 36 35 11 83 19-16-6 17-19-5
    NY Islanders 35 37 10 80 19-18-4 16-19-6
    NY Rangers 34 39 9 77 21-16-4 13-23-5
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 42
    J. Zucker MIN 33
    M. Granlund MIN 21
    N. Niederreiter MIN 18
    Z. Parise MIN 15
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 46
    R. Suter MIN 45
    M. Dumba MIN 36
    E. Staal MIN 34
    (2) Players 31
  • Points
    E. Staal MIN 76
    M. Granlund MIN 67
    J. Zucker MIN 64
    R. Suter MIN 51
    M. Dumba MIN 50
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.52
    A. Stalock MIN 2.85
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1624
    A. Stalock MIN 716
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 35
    A. Stalock MIN 10
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 49
    P. Laine WPG 44
    W. Karlsson VGK 43
    E. Malkin PIT 42
    E. Staal MIN 42
  • Assists
    C. Giroux PHI 68
    B. Wheeler WPG 68
    C. McDavid EDM 67
    J. Voracek PHI 65
    M. Barzal NYI 63
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 108
    C. Giroux PHI 102
    N. Kucherov TB 100
    E. Malkin PIT 98
    N. MacKinnon COL 97
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Hutton STL 2.09
    A. Raanta ARI 2.24
    M. Fleury VGK 2.24
    C. Crawford CHI 2.27
    P. Rinne NSH 2.31
  • Saves
    F. Andersen TOR 2029
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1908
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1892
    H. Lundqvist NYR 1862
    C. Talbot EDM 1848
  • Wins
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 44
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 44
    P. Rinne NSH 42
    F. Andersen TOR 38
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
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  • Today, May 26
  • Sunday, May 27
  • Monday, May 28
    Washington @ Vegas
  • Tuesday, May 29
  • Wednesday, May 30
    Washington @ Vegas
  • Thursday, May 31
May 22
Tweak the Process: The new rallying cry for the Minnesota Wild

Tweak the Process: The new rallying cry for the Minnesota Wild

After listening to new Wild GM Paul Fenton and others Tuesday, maybe rebuilding and tweaking are distinctions without a real difference, at least when it comes to the Wild’s situation.
May 22
Dante Fabbro put on a Predators jersey after being selected 17th overall in the 2016 NHL draft as Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton looked on. Fenton

Wild names Nashville's Paul Fenton as next general manager

With Nashville, Fenton oversaw amateur player development, managed the pro and amateur scouting staffs and advised GM David Poile on player personnel decisions.
May 22
Paul Fenton's best NHL season came in 1989-90 with the Jets. Here he congratulated Brian McReynolds after scoring on the North Stars' Kari Takko at th

About Paul Fenton

Fenton has been with Nashville for 20 seasons, the past 12 as assistant general manager to David Poile
May 16
Kappo Kahkonen

Wild signs 21-year-old Finnish goalie Kaapo Kahkonen

A standout in the Finnish Elite League, Kahkonen was also the goalie for Finland's gold medal junior team in 2016.
May 16
Gov. Mark Dayton posed for a photo with, from left, Whitecaps captain Winny Brodt Brown, league founder and commissioner Dani Rylan, and deputy commis

Pro women's hockey league expands with addition of Minnesota team

The Minnesota Whitecaps, formed in 2004, are joining the National Women's Hockey League, bringing the highest level of pro women's hockey to the state for the first time.
May 14
Is Wild GM search taking forever? You must have forgotten 2009

Is Wild GM search taking forever? You must have forgotten 2009

There has been a fair amount of grumbling recently that the Wild’s search to replace General Manager Chuck Fletcher seems to be taking too long. Is that a valid point?
May 14
Judging personalities is an underrated front-office skill. (Clockwise from top left): the Twins' Miguel Sano has great physical gifts, but needs to de

Souhan: Analytics crunch numbers but give personalities short shrift

You want to win a championship? You'd better have the right kinds and combinations of people on your team.
May 12
Roseau product Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is one Western Conference series victory away from skating in the Stanley Cup Final.

Reusse: Jets have Up North fan bases in their corner

Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien grew up in Roseau, 22 miles west of Warroad and the archrival for hockey supremacy in the northwest corner of Minnesota.
May 11

Wild has three names on short list for GM job

Reported GM finalsits include executive with ties to Leipold.
May 11
Travis Boyd was the 177th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals and made his NHL debut this season at age 24.

Travis Boyd gets first taste of NHL playoffs with the Capitals

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.
May 10

NHL Eastern Conference final preview

A look at the matchup between the Capitals and Lightning.
May 10
Cam Atkinson, left, of the United States scores the winning goal past Latvia's goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikins, right, and Latvia's Kristaps Sotnieks, cen

USA rallies for OT victory over Latvia in world hockey championship

Cam Atkinson scored in overtime to give the United States a 3-2 win over Latvia on Thursday, its fourth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship.
May 10
94 saves! 5 overtimes! Ex-Minnesota prep goalie stars in AHL playoff thriller

94 saves! 5 overtimes! Ex-Minnesota prep goalie stars in AHL playoff thriller

Alex Lyon, who stopped all but one of the 95 shots he faced in an American Hockey League playoff game that ended early Thursday morning, was honored as Minnesota's best high school goalie a few years ago.
May 9
Fans in Las Vegas watch a second-round playoff game outside T-Mobile Arena.

Reusse: Playoffs show success of Gary Bettman-era NHL expansion

Nashville, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas and soon Seattle are alive with hockey fever while the NBA has settled for relocating teams in secondary markets like Oklahoma City,
May 9
Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27), center Jonathan Marchessault and right wing Alex Tuch (89) celebrated Tuch’s goal against San Jose in

Vegas Golden Nights: The most successful expansion franchise ever

North Score: Wild fans might not want to hear it, but the Golden Knights used the scraps from 30 teams, including Erik Haula and Alex Tuch, to make first-year history.

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