Gophers
October 9
Brock Faber played for the U.S. development program last season in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Drafted 45th overall 'just the start' for Gophers' freshman Faber

Incoming Gophers freshman Brock Faber was the first Minnesotan drafted, at No. 45 by the Los Angeles Kings. Ten other players from the state were selected Wednesday.
Wild
October 9
Wild winger Kyle Rau took aim at a Dallas player during a game at Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 20, 2018.

Wild re-signs top minor leaguers Rau, Bartkowski

The pair were standouts with Iowa of the American Hockey League last season, and were locked up prior to the start of NHL free agency.
Wild
October 9
Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss stopped Wild winger Marcus Foligno during a game at Xcel Energy Center on March 17, 2019.

No. 1 on Wild's free-agency shopping list: A new goalie

With Devan Dubnyk gone, and a big crop of free agents, GM Bill Guerin is likely to make a big move Friday.
Wild
October 8
Corey Crawford is a Stanley Cup winner with Chicago.

Possible Wild goalie targets in free agency

NHL free agency opens on Friday morning, and the Wild will have some options as it pursues a goaltender.
Vikings
October 8
Wild's Guerin shows himself to be the anti-Spielman in his first NHL draft

Wild's Guerin shows himself to be the anti-Spielman in his first NHL draft

Bill Guerin is a general manager cut from the same mold as Vikings GM Rick Spielman in that he likes to wheel-and-deal on draft day. But the similarity ends there.
Wild
October 8
Nick Bonino of the Predators broke past Wild forwards Joel Eriksson Ek (14) and Luke Kunin (19) during a game in 2017.

Wild continues theme of change; Kunin sent to Nashville for Bonino

General Manager Bill Guerin is doing exactly what he said he would, continuing a roster shake-up that started when the Wild was eliminated from the playoffs.
Gophers
October 8

Minnesotans in the 2020 NHL draft

Minnesotans in the 2020 draftMinnesotans and players on Minnesota high school or college teams who were selected in the NHL draft (overall selection in parentheses…
Wild
October 7
Ryan O’Rourke of the Soo Greyhounds on a Zoom call with reporters Wednesday.

Russian center, feisty defenseman are Wild's second round picks

The Wild took Marat Khusnutdinov and Ryan O'Rourke early on the second day of the NHL draft.
Wild
October 7
Wild second round pick Marat Khusnutdinov spoke with Twin Cities reporters via Zoom from St. Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday.

The Wild's 2020 Draft Class

The team ended up with five choices in the two-day event, and got three centers and two defensemen.
Wild
October 7
Blake Biondi played high school hockey for Hermantown and is a freshman at UMD. He was taken in the fourth round by Montreal on Wednesday.

NHL draft tracker: Follow the Wild's picks and Minnesotans taken today

The Wild are scheduled to make five selections and more than a dozen players with Minnesota high school connections could be taken. Go here for the latest updates.
Wild
October 7
Marco Rossi skated during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects skills testing in Hamilton, Ontario, in January.

Wild takes confident Rossi in NHL draft. 'They need a center. I'm a center'

Marco Rossi's dream come true is just as much a boon for the Wild, who entered the day without a No. 1 center on its roster or even in its pipeline. The Austrian says he's 'ready 100 percent' for the NHL.
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
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