Wild
July 29, 2021
Jon Merrill, who the Wild signed Thursday to a one-year contract, finished last season with the Montreal Canadiens.

Wild signs Jon Merrill to one-year contract

The Wild's defense could be set for next season after Alex Goligoski and Dmitry Kulikov signed Wednesday.
Wild
July 29, 2021
Newly signed free-agent defenseman Alex Goligoski spoke during a press conference at the Wild offices in St. Paul on Wednesday.

Goligoski now finds himself playing for 'impressive' opponent

Alex Goligoski, a 14-year-veteran, signed a one-year deal with the Wild on Wednesday.
Wild
July 28, 2021
Alex Goligoski spoke during a news conference Wednesday at the Wild offices in St. Paul.

Wild 'move methodically' in signing defensemen Goligoski, Kulikov

The Wild stuck to its budget and plugged holes on its blue line by bringing in Grand Rapids native Alex Goligoski and the experienced Dmitry Kulikov to get its roster closer to being ready for next season.
Wild
July 27, 2021
Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski collided with Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during a game last season. Goligoski, a former Gopher from Grand Rapids, co

Wild seeking to plug holes as NHL free agency begins

Alex Goligoski, Jake McCabe and Nick Foligno are in the available group, with Jack Eichel still untraded by Buffalo.
The Wild Beat
July 27, 2021
Kyle Rau

Wild re-signs Rau, Mermis; Iowa adds Zmolek

Kyle Rau will stay with the Wild after signing a two-way contract Tuesday, the day before NHL free agency begins.
Wild
July 26, 2021
Carson Soucy

Going from Wild to Kraken, Soucy says: 'It's going to be hard to leave'

The defenseman was taken by Seattle in the expansion draft.
Wild
July 24, 2021
Wild GM Bill Guerin.

Wild pieces together a look at the future

The team's approach in the draft produced seven players who add to organizational depth. The next step is to develop them from prospects to pros.
Wild
July 24, 2021
Fargo Force defenseman Jack Peart.

Minnesota Mr. Hockey Peart drafted by home-state Wild

Defenseman Jack Peart was picked 54th overall, adding to the whirlwind in his life since being honored as a prep star.
Wild
July 24, 2021
Xcel Energy Center.

Meet the Wild's 2021 draft picks

Director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett analyzes the team's seven picks.
The Wild Beat
July 24, 2021
Jack Peart

Wild drafts Grand Rapids' Jack Peart in second round of NHL draft

The St. Cloud State-bound defenseman was taken shortly before Gophers-bound Tristan Broz of Bloomington.
Wild
July 24, 2021
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NHL draft: Keep up with latest picks from the Wild, watch live video

Rounds 2 through 7 of the NHL draft started at 10 a.m. Tap here for the latest selections and more.
Wild
July 23, 2021
Sweden goalie Jesper Wallstedt made a save on Finland’s Samuel Helenius in January at the world junior hockey championship.

Wild takes goalie Wallstedt, defenseman Lambos in first round

Swedish goalie Jesper Wallstedt and Canadian defenseman Carson Lambos will now become top prospects for the team.
Wild
July 23, 2021
Chaz Lucius

Future Gopher Lucius taken 17th overall by Winnipeg in draft

After a season of uncertainty — in a year vital to his draft prospects — Chaz Lucius got a big payoff Friday night.
Wild
July 23, 2021
Owen Power (22) played against the Gophers last season, and could be the top pick in Friday’s first round of the NHL draft.

With two first-round picks, Wild should have busy draft starting tonight

The Wild holds nine selections overall, including five in the first three round. Will the team trade any of those picks to help rebuild the roster?
Gophers
July 22, 2021
Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle (left) and Abbey Murphy (18), were selected to play for the U.S. women’s hockey team Thursday.

Seven with Gophers ties make U.S. women's hockey team

Two current Gophers, forwards Grace Zumwinkle and Abbey Murphy, made the team.
Wild
July 22, 2021

NHL draft: What you need to know

The draft will be held virtually for the second year in a row.
Wild
July 22, 2021
Getting Kirill Kaprizov (left) and Kevin Fiala re-signed is a top priority for Wild General Manager Bill Guerin.

Kaprizov, Fiala signings remain on Wild GM Guerin's to-do list

The star players are restricted free agents, and 'status quo' are the words Bill Guerin used.
Wild
July 22, 2021

Five players the Wild could target with their first-round picks

The Wild has two picks in the first round of Friday's NHL draft (No. 22 and No. 26). Here are five players they might target with those picks.
Wild
July 22, 2021
Ryan Hartman and the Wild will open the season in Anaheim where, unlike last season, the stands should be full.

Wild will open season Oct. 15 in Anaheim, with home opener Oct. 19

The highlight of the schedule is the New Year's Day Winter Classic game at Target Field.
Wild
July 22, 2021
 Carson Soucy (21) and goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34) defended against a Los Angeles Kings shot last season.

Wild's defense even thinner after expansion Kraken drafts Soucy

Only defensemen Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba and captain Jared Spurgeon are regulars signed for next season, leaving three spots to fill.