Dean Evason

Evason finalist for NHL coach of the year award

The Wild is now up for four NHL awards, the most nominations the team has received in a season.

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

June 12
Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Islanders-Lightning, Knights-Canadiens in uncertain final 4

June 12
If the teams left in the NHL playoffs are sick and tired of facing the same opponents over and over, they are in luck in the semifinals.
The Wild Beat
June 10
Ray Shero

Wild names Ray Shero senior adviser to the general manager

During the early stages of a critical offseason, the Wild bolstered its front office by bringing in longtime executive Ray Shero.
Wild
June 8
Matt Dumba

Dumba one of three finalists for NHL's Masterton Award

The Wild defenseman is a finalist for the honor that recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Wild
June 5
Wild players, from left, Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov, Matt Dumba, Victor Rask and Jonas Brodin celebrated a goal by Kaprizov against the Kings in

What's next for the Wild: A player-by-player breakdown

A look at where every player on the roster stands going into the 2021-22 season.
The Wild Beat
June 5
Wild captain Jared Spurgeon is a finalist for the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy.

Wild's Jared Spurgeon named a finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

The award recognizes sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
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Wild
June 4
Wild General Manager Bill Guerin took a question during an end of season news conference with head coach Dean Evason.

Guerin: Parise still fits with Wild, but 'we're here to win hockey games'

"This is business," GM Bill Guerin said of the drama around Zach Parise's status. "This is not personal. This is not meant to be a soap opera."
Wild
June 4
Joel Eriksson Ek

Wild's top scorers — Kaprizov, Fiala, Eriksson Ek — need new contracts

The team's top three goal scorers are up for new contracts, negotiations that will headline a unique offseason for the Wild.
Wild
June 4
Kirill Kaprizov

No surprise: Kaprizov among three finalists for NHL's top rookie award

The 24-year-old winger led rookies with 27 goals and 51 points, totals which also led the Wild. The Calder Trophy winner will be announced later this month.

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  • West w l otl points home away
    Colorado 39 13 4 82 22-4-2 17-9-2
    Vegas 40 14 2 82 21-5-2 19-9-0
    Minnesota 35 16 5 75 21-5-2 14-11-3
    St. Louis 27 20 9 63 12-11-5 15-9-4
    Arizona 24 26 6 54 12-12-4 12-14-2
    Los Angeles 21 28 7 49 9-14-5 12-14-2
    San Jose 21 28 7 49 11-13-4 10-15-3
    Anaheim 17 30 9 43 6-18-4 11-12-5
  • East w l otl points home away
    Pittsburgh 37 16 3 77 22-4-2 15-12-1
    Washington 36 15 5 77 17-8-3 19-7-2
    Boston 33 16 7 73 18-7-3 15-9-4
    NY Islanders 32 17 7 71 21-4-3 11-13-4
    NY Rangers 27 23 6 60 14-11-3 13-12-3
    Philadelphia 25 23 8 58 12-12-4 13-11-4
    New Jersey 19 30 7 45 7-18-3 12-12-4
    Buffalo 15 34 7 37 8-16-4 7-18-3
  • Central w l otl points home away
    Carolina 36 12 8 80 20-3-5 16-9-3
    Florida 37 14 5 79 20-5-3 17-9-2
    Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75 21-7-0 15-10-3
    Nashville 31 23 2 64 18-10-0 13-13-2
    Dallas 23 19 14 60 13-7-8 10-12-6
    Chicago 24 25 7 55 13-11-4 11-14-3
    Detroit 19 27 10 48 12-11-5 7-16-5
    Columbus 18 26 12 48 11-9-8 7-17-4
  • North w l otl points home away
    Toronto 35 14 7 77 18-7-3 17-7-4
    Edmonton 35 19 2 72 16-12-0 19-7-2
    Winnipeg 30 23 3 63 13-13-2 17-10-1
    Montreal 24 21 11 59 13-11-4 11-10-7
    Calgary 26 27 3 55 15-12-1 11-15-2
    Ottawa 23 28 5 51 14-10-4 9-18-1
    Vancouver 23 29 4 50 13-12-3 10-17-1
  • Goals
    K. Kaprizov MIN 27
    K. Fiala MIN 20
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 19
    M. Foligno MIN 11
    (2) Players 11
  • Assists
    J. Greenway MIN 26
    K. Kaprizov MIN 24
    M. Zuccarello MIN 24
    K. Fiala MIN 20
    J. Spurgeon MIN 18
  • Points
    K. Kaprizov MIN 51
    K. Fiala MIN 40
    M. Zuccarello MIN 35
    J. Greenway MIN 32
    J. Eriksson Ek MIN 30
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Talbot MIN 2.63
  • Saves
    C. Talbot MIN 922
    K. Kahkonen MIN 624
  • Wins
    C. Talbot MIN 19
    K. Kahkonen MIN 16
  • Goals
    A. Matthews TOR 41
    C. McDavid EDM 33
    A. DeBrincat CHI 32
    L. Draisaitl EDM 31
    M. Rantanen COL 30
  • Assists
    C. McDavid EDM 72
    L. Draisaitl EDM 53
    P. Kane CHI 51
    M. Marner TOR 47
    N. MacKinnon COL 45
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 105
    L. Draisaitl EDM 84
    B. Marchand BOS 69
    M. Marner TOR 67
    A. Matthews TOR 66
  • Saves
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1223
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1144
    K. Lankinen CHI 1095
    J. Binnington STL 1092
    T. Demko VAN 1065
  • Wins
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 31
    P. Grubauer COL 30
    M. Fleury VGK 26
    T. Jarry PIT 25
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 24
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  • Saturday, June 12
  • Today, June 13
    NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay
  • Monday, June 14
    Montreal @ Vegas
  • Tuesday, June 15
    NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay
  • Wednesday, June 16
    Montreal @ Vegas
  • Thursday, June 17
    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders
  • Friday, June 18
    Vegas @ Montreal
Wild
June 3
Kirill Kaprizov is the odds-on favorite for the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year.

Next up for Kaprizov: NHL awards season and negotiating new contract

The NHL's probable rookie of the year lived up to the hype during his first season in Minnesota, and is already looking toward the future.
Wild
June 3
Zach Parise had a season that was marked by demotions and uncertainty about his role with the Wild.

Parise ready to return to Wild despite season of demotions, uncertainty

A player with four years left on his contract doesn't usually have to make a declaration like that, but such is the reality between the Wild and one of its faces of the franchise.
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Wild
June 2
Kevin Fiala celebrated a goal against Vegas in Game 6 of the teams’ seven-game playoff series.

After 20-goal season for Wild, Fiala vows 'I will be better next year'

While the Wild was flying back to Minnesota after getting eliminated from the playoffs, Kevin Fiala wrote down how he wants to improve his game in 2021-22.
Sports
June 2
Zach Parise (11) of the Minnesota Wild attempted a shot on St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) in the first period.

Podcast: Will Parise really be back? Is Refsnyder really here to stay?

Zach Parise's future will be a big question during the offseason — even after he said that he plans to be here for the foreseeable future. Plus, a chat with Twins emergency center fielder Rob Refsnyder.
Wild
June 2
Carlos Gonzalez • carlos.gonzalez@startribune.com Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during an April game at Xcel Energy Center.

With expansion draft looming, Dumba hopes Wild finds way to keep him

The team already has three defensemen who must be protected, so they'll have to maneuver to keep Matt Dumba from going to the new Seattle team.
Sports
June 1
The incomparable Dark Star, shown here in 2006, died on June 1, 2012.

Podcast: Patrick Reusse on Dark Star, who died 9 years ago

On Tuesday's Daily Delivery, Michael Rand is joined by Patrick Reusse on a variety of subjects, including the legend of Dark Star.
Wild
May 29
Kevin Fiala (22), Zach Parise (11) and Ryan Hartman (38)

Souhan: With Parise still viable, Wild has to get ready to make nice

Wild veteran Zach Parise, when healthy, can still be one of this team's best players. It might be difficult, but all sides have to learn to coexist going forward.
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Wild
May 29
Kirill Kaprizov didn’t just live up to the hype, he eclipsed it — revitalizing a franchise hungry for a superstar.

Young scorers give Wild optimism moving forward

While the seven-game loss to the higher-ranked Golden Knights was a familiar result for the Wild, the journey wasn't. And that's why the future could also be different. Improved offense and the emergence of youth gives the team cause to stay the course.
Wild
May 29
Zach Parise of the Wild was stopped by Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on Friday night.

After 'sideshow stuff' ends, Parise has strong playoff series for Wild

Zach Parise has four years remaining on his contract, but was a healthy scratch for three games during the Wild's seven-game loss to Vegas.
Sports
May 29
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot (33) and defenseman Ian Cole (28) react after the Vegas Golden Knights scored during the second period of Game 7

Wild's season ends with 6-2 Game 7 loss in Vegas

The Golden Knights got a hat trick from Mattias Janmark to win going away.
Wild
May 29
Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov vies for the puck against Golden Knights center Nicolas Roy during the second period of Game 7

Souhan: Overmatched Wild shows hope for future with 7-game series

The Wild's weaknesses were apparent in this series, but the Golden Knights were pushed to the brink
Wild
May 29
Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson congratulated Max Pacioretty, who scored in his first game of the series after returning from an injury.

Vegas' Pacioretty makes the most of his series debut

Idle since May 1 because of injury, Max Pacioretty scored the winning goal in Game 7 against the Wild.
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Wild
May 29
Podcast: After Game 7 loss, where does Wild go from here?

Podcast: After Game 7 loss, where does Wild go from here?

Michael Rand and Sarah McLellan look ahead to looming roster decisions and examine what the Wild learned in this seven-game series with Vegas.