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

In preparation for the 2018-19 season, the Wild will play seven preseason games – including three at Xcel Energy Center.

The team will travel to Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg and will also host the Blues at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, the home of the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate. Tickets for that game, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., can be purchased at iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office, at participating Hy-Vee stores, hy-veetix.com and by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE.

All games can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM. The regular-season schedule is expected to be released later this month.

Here is the complete preseason schedule:

2018-19 MINNESOTA WILD PRESEASON SCHEDULE 

Date

Opponent

Location

Time (CDT) 

Monday, Sept. 17 

at Winnipeg Jets 

Bell MTS Place 

7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19 

St. Louis Blues 

Wells Fargo Arena
(Des Moines) 

7 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 20 

Dallas Stars 

Xcel Energy Center 

7 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 22 

Colorado Avalanche 

Xcel Energy Center 

5 p.m. 

Monday, Sept. 24 

at Dallas Stars 

American Airlines Center 

7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 26 

Winnipeg Jets 

Xcel Energy Center 

7 p.m. 

Friday, Sept. 28 

at Colorado Avalanche 

Pepsi Center 

8 p.m. 

 

 

Former North Stars GM Ferreira named Wild senior advisor

Former North Stars general manager Jack Ferreira was named senior advisor for the Wild on Tuesday.

The 73-year-old Ferreira joins the staff of new Wild GM Paul Fenton.

(note: this blog has been updated to clarify Ferreira's title; originally the team's website noted he would be an assistant general manager.)

Fenton played for Ferreira when the latter was general manager of the San Jose Sharks, and started his executive career with Anaheim in 1993 when Ferreira was GM of the Mighty Ducks.

Ferreira was the North Stars general manager from 1988-90. He moved to San Jose in 1990 when the Gunds, who owned the North Stars, took ownership of the new Sharks franchise.

He also worked for front offices for Hartford, the New York Rangers and Calgary before joining the North Stars. He was director of pro scouting for Montreal in 1993, when it won a Stanley Cup, before joining the Ducks.

Ferreira, who has worked in the Los Angeles Kings organization as a senior advisor for the past 12 years, is expected to remain in California and work remotely.

Fenton has not made any changes in his immediate management staff.  Brent Flahr remains senior vice president of hockey operations, with Andrew Brunette and Shep Harder assistant general managers.

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