Wild
October 7
Devan Dubnyk, Jason Zucker (bottom left) and Eric Staal (bottom right) are among the players that general manager Bill Guerin has sent away from the W

Souhan: Guerin has broken up Wild without much to show for it

GM Bill Guerin's moves so far have in common: He has rid the Wild of some of their best people and personalities without receiving much in return.
Wild
October 7
Wild forward Jordan Greenway skated against the Kings in March.

Wild GM Bill Guerin: 'We've got some flexibility'

The NHL salary cap will remain flat, but Guerin has made some moves to free up space heading into free agency.
Wild
October 7
Goaltenders who could be available to the Wild include Henrik Lundqvist (top left), Marc-Andre Fleury (top right) and former Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper

With Dubnyk gone, what will Wild do about goaltending?

The pursuit of a new goalie might not be as difficult as the search for a high-profile center because this NHL offseason is headlined by a deep class of available goaltenders.
Wild
October 7

NHL draft first-round picks

Who went where in Tuesday's first round.
Wild
October 6
Devan Dubnyk (40) came to the Wild midway through the 2014-15 season and has been traded to San Jose for draft choices.

Sent to Sharks for draft picks, Dubnyk era with Wild is over

Devan Dubnyk rescued a sorry goaltending situation when he arrived in Minnesota midway through the 2014-15 season, and became a mainstay until he struggled badly this year.
Wild
October 6
Wild General Manger Bill Guerin

Breaking down a busy day in Minnesota hockey

Wild GM Bill Guerin made some bold moves in remaking his roster, while St. Thomas took another step in its transition to NCAA Division I.
Wild
October 6
Filip Johansson put on a Wild sweater after being selected by the team in the 2018 draft.

With Kaprizov's arrival, who will be the Wild's next top prospect?

A longtime source of hope and optimism, winger Kirill Kaprizov will now pass that distinction to someone else — perhaps whoever the Wild selects in the first round of tonight's NHl draft.
Wild
October 6
Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen in action during a game against the Kings earlier this year.

Veteran defenseman Matt Niskanen decides to retire after 13 NHL seasons

The Minnesota native won a Stanley Cup two years ago and spent this past season on the Flyers' No. 1 defensive pairing.
Wild
October 6
Quinton Byfield and Alexis Lafreniere posed for a photo in January in Hamilton, Ontario.

About the NHL draft

The draft will be virtual and held Tuesday and Wednesday
Wild
October 6
Nico Sturm (7)

Wild trades Ryan Donato, re-signs Carson Soucy, Nico Sturm

In 55 games with Iowa in the American Hockey League, Sturm tallied 12 goals and 20 assists, and scored in the Wild's final regular-season game.
Gophers
October 5

Minnesota NHL draft prospects

Here's a look at Minnesotans ranked among North American skaters for the NHL draft:
Gophers
October 5
Brock Faber was part of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program the past two years.

U freshman and draft prospect Faber steady presence on defense

If you're looking for a flashy, light-up-the-scoreboard defenseman, Brock Faber might not be your man quite yet.
Wild
October 4
Wild owner Craig Leipold, left, laughs with general manager Bill Guerin at an introductory press conference in 2019.

Top-line center is main target of Wild in Tuesday's draft

Trade talk around the NHL is likely to intensify now that the offseason is in full swing, giving the Wild an opportunity to address its most immediate need.
Wild
October 4
Russian goalie Yaroslav Askarov is two years away from a move to the NHL, and still he’s seen as a likely high draft pick.

NHL draft: Five players the Wild might choose

At No. 9, the Wild will have its highest draft pick since taking defenseman Matt Dumba with the No. 7 overall pick in 2012.
Wild
October 3

Top-10 draft picks in Wild history

The Wild on Tuesday will be picking in the top 10 for the ninth time.
Wild
October 3
Alexis Lafreniere, a winger from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is expected to be the No. 1 pick.

NHL draft facts

The draft, which begins with Tuesday's first round, is virtual. It was originally scheduled for June 26 and 27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Wild
October 1
Michael Murray

Wild names Michael Murray assistant to the GM

The Wild has added to its hockey operations department, the team announced Thursday, naming Michael Murray assistant to the general manager.
Wild
September 28
Mikko Koivu talked about his hockey future on a Zoom call with reporters Friday morning.

Next chapter? Koivu hasn't decided whether to keep playing hockey

Mikko Koivu has been captain of the Finnish national team, and is one of the country's most-known celebrities despite living in Minnesota for more than a decade.
Vikings
September 23
Local teams, media outlets launch Home Teams vs. Hunger

Local teams, media outlets launch Home Teams vs. Hunger

One in eight Minnesotans do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Wild
September 19
Eric Staal spoke to media members via Zoom on Friday.

'Pretty much out of the blue': Staal shocked at timing of trade to Buffalo

Eric Staal was sent east as Wild GM Bill Guerin continues to shake up the team.
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