Chart: Wild Olympians in Sochi

  • Updated: February 1, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Wild Olympians



Zach PariseLeft wing

Ht.: 5-11 • Wt.: 197 • Age: 29 • Born: Minneapolis

International experience: Second Olympics. Won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics, scoring with 24.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime in the final before Canada’s Sidney Crosby scored the Golden Goal in overtime. Won gold at the ’04 world junior championship, being named tournament MVP. Won gold at the ’02 Under-18 championship. Has played in three world championships.

Comment: New Jersey’s former captain, the former 45-goal, 94-point scorer is a heart and soul, hardworking, shoot-first player who scores most of his goals by crashing the net.

Ryan Suter • Defenseman

Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 200 • Age: 29 • Born: Madison, Wis.

International experience: Second Olympics. Has played the most games for USA Hockey out of any Olympian (64 games in 10 tournaments). Won a silver medal at the ’10 Olympics, won gold at the ’04 world junior championship, was captain at the ’05 world junior championship and won gold at the ’02 Under-18 and Under-17 championships. Won the 2002-03 Bob Johnson Award, given annually to the U.S. player who excels in international competition.

Comment: The Norris Trophy runner-up last season, Suter leads all Wild defensemen in scoring and the NHL in time on ice, averaging nearly 30 minutes a game.


FINLAND Mikko Koivu • Center

Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 222 • Age: 30 • Born: Turku, Finland

International experience: Third Olympics. Won bronze medal at ’10 Olympics, silver medals at ’06 Olympics, ’04 World Cup of Hockey, ’07 world championships and ’01 world junior championship. Captained Finland to gold at ’11 world championship. Won gold at ’00 and ’01 Under-18 championships.

Comment: Wild captain broke his ankle in early January but is expected to captain Finland in the Olympics. Two-way forward is on the verge of becoming the Wild’s all-time leading scorer.

Mikael Granlund • Center/winger

Ht.: 5-10 • Wt.: 186 • Age: 21 • Born: Oulu, Finland

International experience: First Olympics. Won gold at the ’11 world championship, scoring a lacrosse-style goal in the semifinals that turned him into a hero and was captured on a stamp. Has taken part in three world championships and three world junior championships, captaining Finland in 2012.

Comment: After a difficult rookie year in which he had a tough integration to the NHL, the skilled playmaker with impressive vision has had a solid season for the Wild, improving in every facet of the game.


SWITZERLAND Nino Niederreiter • Left wing

Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 209 • Age: 21 • Born: Chur, Switzerland

International experience: First Olympics. Won silver at the ’13 world championship, one of three world championships in which he has participated. Has played in two world junior championships (captained one) and two Under-18 championships.

Comment: Acquired from the Islanders last summer, he has all the makings of being a goal scorer in the NHL. International highlight came in 2010 when he scored the tying goal with 33 seconds left and the winner with 14 seconds left in overtime in the quarterfinals against Russia.


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Fla Southern 2 FINAL
Detroit 12
Miami 7
Toronto 114 FINAL
Philadelphia 103
Golden State 108 FINAL
Brooklyn 110
Phoenix 98 FINAL
Miami 115
LA Clippers 110 FINAL
Minnesota 105
New Orleans 93 FINAL
Dallas 102
Nashville 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Carolina 2 FINAL
Chicago 5
Montreal 0 3rd Prd 6:53
San Jose 4
Virginia 59 FINAL
Syracuse 47
Baylor 59 FINAL
Texas 61
SE Louisiana 79 FINAL
Northwestern St 92
Central Arkansas 49 FINAL
Sam Houston St 76
Norfolk State 59 FINAL
Howard 61
Bethune-Cookman 50 FINAL
NC A&T 67
Hampton 75 FINAL
Delaware State 85
Lamar 69 FINAL
McNeese State 70
Nicholls 89 FINAL
New Orleans 79
Incarnate Word 62 FINAL
Stephen F Austin 83
NC Central 62 FINAL
Savannah State 49
Texas Southern 77 FINAL
Alabama A&M 75
Prairie View 67 FINAL
Alabama State 65
Oklahoma 70 FINAL
Iowa State 77
Grambling St 62 FINAL
Miss Valley St 66
Boston College 66 FINAL
Virginia Tech 59
Jackson State 62 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 64
Bethune-Cookman 55 FINAL
NC A&T 58
Hampton 78 FINAL
Delaware State 63
Norfolk State 63 FINAL
Howard 60
NC Central 54 FINAL
Savannah State 65
Texas Southern 83 FINAL
Alabama A&M 46
Prairie View 42 FINAL
Alabama State 60
Jackson State 78 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 74
Grambling 56 FINAL
Miss Valley St 61
Tulsa 71 FINAL
Cincinnati 58
(1) Connecticut 88 FINAL
South Florida 65
East Carolina 67
Central Conn St 53 FINAL
Bryant 55
Wagner 66 FINAL
Robert Morris 60
Sacred Heart 75 FINAL
Fairleigh Dickinson 84
St Francis-NY 73 FINAL
Long Island 49
Mount St Marys 87 FINAL
St Francis-PA 90
Temple 56 FINAL
Houston 45
Texas Tech 65 FINAL
(6) Baylor 75
Iowa State 64 FINAL
Kansas 68
Memphis 53
Oklahoma 66 FINAL
Oklahoma St 56
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