Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold and new GM Paul Fenton enter this weekend's NHL draft with eight selections.

Wild preparing for heftiest draft haul in several years

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.
With awards handed out, NHL offseason pace about to pick up

With awards handed out, NHL offseason pace about to pick up

The last game of 2017-18 was played two weeks ago, but it feels like the offseason is just now starting.
June 20

Projecting the Wild's first-round draft pick

The Wild's late-first round pick is extremely unpredictable.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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June 20

NHL Draft details

The first round begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
June 20
Wild opens NHL season in Colorado; home opener Oct. 6 vs. Vegas

Wild opens NHL season in Colorado; home opener Oct. 6 vs. Vegas

The Stanley Cup runners-up will be first on the Xcel Energy Center slate for the Wild, with the rest of the NHL schedule announced Thursday.
June 20
Blake McLaughlin of Grand Rapids is one of the top Minnesotans in the NHL draft

NHL draft prospect McLaughlin demonstrates power of family

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.
June 20

Minnesotans rated by NHL Central Scouting

A look at the Central Scouting Bureau ranking of Minnesotans among North American players.
June 19

What to know about this weekend's NHL draft

The first round gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Friday, adn the Wild picks at No. 24.


  • 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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June 19
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz lifts the Stanley Cup before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants

What were the Capitals thinking with Barry Trotz?

The Cooler: Barry Trotz resigned as Capitals head coach a week after leading them to the Stanley Cup. What on earth is Washington thinking? Pay the man.
June 18
Who wants to buy Suter's sweet Wisconsin retreat?

Who wants to buy Suter's sweet Wisconsin retreat?

Looking to live in rural Wisconsin? Do you have $4.5 million? If so, maybe you'll want to take a look at this.
June 18
Both the Timberwolves and the Wild found good value with their 2014 first-round draft picks, selecting guard Zach LaVine (left) and forward Alex Tuch,

Wolves, Wild draft histories are ledger of hits, misses

The Timberwolves and Wild have draft histories that can politely be described as hit-or-miss.
June 14
Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin tried to get a shot past Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the Stanley Cup Final. Fleury had a 4.09 goals-against

Secret to Capitals' scoring was making goalies slide

North Score: The Capitals' focus on offense was not about getting a volume of shot attempts, but instead trying to work to get higher-quality attempts.
June 13

Wild's preseason schedule includes three games at the X, one in Iowa

The Wild will play seven preseason games, in which it will travel Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg in addition to the games in St. Paul and Des Moines.
June 11
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hoc

Ovechkin's joy shows value in ending title droughts the old-fashioned way

The genuine enthusiasm with which Alex Ovechkin is celebrating Washington's Stanley Cup title is a tribute to the power of success truly earned.
June 7
Emotional T.J. Oshie: 'My dad, he doesn't remember a lot of stuff...'

Emotional T.J. Oshie: 'My dad, he doesn't remember a lot of stuff...'

Former Warroad standout T.J. Oshie helped Washington lock up its first Stanley Cup, and talked about what the moment means for his father, who is battling Alzheimer's and was in Las Vegas for the game.
June 7
Dean Evason coached the Milwaukee Admirals for six seasons.

Anderson out as Wild assistant, replaced by Dean Evason

Evason was most recently the head coach of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and was previously an assistant coach in Washington under Bruce Boudreau.
June 6
Jack Ferreira was GM of the North Stars from 1988-1990.

Former North Stars GM Ferreira named Wild senior advisor

Jack Ferreira, 73, has also been GM of the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
June 5
A decade after he ripped Gophers and Lucia, Islanders GM fired

A decade after he ripped Gophers and Lucia, Islanders GM fired

In 2007, Gophers standout Kyle Okposo decided midway through his sophomore year to turn pro. It was a strange decision and strange timing. Then things got stranger.
June 2
The Vegas Golden Knights were able to snatch up world-class goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the expansion draft. A year later, Fleury is a candidate for t

Two views: Does NHL need to pull in the reins on its next expansion team?

Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the week's hot sports topics.
May 31
Paul Fenton was introduced as the Minnesota Wild General Manager and Alternate Governor. ] Shari L. Gross ï shari.gross@startribune.com The Minnesota

Listen: What will new GM Paul Fenton do to jump-start the Wild?

On the latest edition of North Score, dedicated to sports analytics and data, Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wild's offseason and what new Wild GM Paul Fenton's history in Nashville tells us.
May 29
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold introduces Paul Fenton as the team's general manager and alternate governor on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Xcel En

Scoggins: In competitive market, Minnesota team 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.

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