Wild
October 3
Brandon Duhaime

Former Providence standout Duhaime seeks spot in Wild season-opening lineup

Bringing a gritty, physical presence to the ice has winger Brandon Duhaime in the mix to make the team.
Wild
October 2
Marcus Foligno

Green biscuits and a ham: Quirky offseason focuses on Foligno taking his shot

Rugged forward Marcus Foligno brings a level of humor and a healthy dose of physical play to the mix for a playoff-contending Wild squad.
Wild
October 1
Ryan Hartman

Wild's Ryan Hartman always seems to be in the center of the action

The veteran forward has played winger in his career, but will likely be in the middle this season.
Business
October 1
Fallon launches new ad campaign celebrating new NHL game broadcasting on Disney/ESPN networks

Minneapolis-based Fallon launches NHL ad campaign on ESPN, Disney channels

Fallon aimed to capture NHL fans and scenes that convey a sense of intimacy, emotion and sentimentality, the ad agency said.
Wild
October 1
Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot

Return to normal: Goalie Talbot looking forward to a busy season

Four seasons and three teams ago was the last time Cam Talbot handled the typical workload for a starting NHL goalie.
Wild
September 30
Wild left wing Marcus Foligno gets tangled up with Avalanche defenseman Kurtis MacDermid while driving to the net In the second period

Wild gives up final three goals in 6-4 preseason loss at Colorado

Mats Zuccarello had three assists for Minnesota.
Wild
September 29
Veteran defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, an addition in free agency, is penciled in to the lineup.

Three Wild camp questions: Fourth line, defensive pairs and chemistry

The lineup is mostly set for the season opener, but there are still openings as Coach Dean Evason replaces veterans like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Wild
September 28
New Wild forward Frederick Gaudeau is familiar with coach Dean Evason from when they were both in the Nashville organization.

Versatile forward Gaudreau joins Wild: 'It's a beautiful job'

Known for his clutch goals in the Stanley Cup Final, ex-Predator and Penguin Frederick Gaudreau is in competition for a spot in the Opening Night lineup.
Wild
September 27
Fences show how the hockey rink will be set at Target Field for the Winter Classic.

Wild, Blues begin countdown to Winter Classic at Target Field

The Jan. 1 game between Central Division rivals will have 44,000 fans after being delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wild
September 26
Wild winger Adam Beckman beat St. Louis goalie Charlie Lindgren in Saturday’s preseason game in St. Louis. Beckman scored both Minnesota goals in a

Wild rookie Beckman shows scoring prowess in preseason opener

Adam Beckman, a former Western Hockey League scoring champion, will likely be a top threat for Iowa to start the season.
Wild
September 25
Marcus Foligno (17) and Matt Dumba (24)

Wild names Dumba, Foligno alternate captains for 2021-22 season

Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno are the Wild's newest alternate captains, replacing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter after the two had their contracts bought out in July.
Sports
September 25
The Blues’ Brandon Saad (20) and the Wild’s Jordan Greenway battled for the puck in the first period of a preseason game.

Wild opens preseason with 6-2 loss to Blues in St. Louis

St. Louis scored two goals within 18 seconds early in the third period to break a tie and added two late empty-netters.
Wild
September 24
Matt Dumba

Cutting Suter enabled Wild to keep Dumba from snares of Kraken

Veteran defenseman Matt Dumba is back despite a summer of expansion and trade rumors.
Wild
September 24
“I’m very, very motivated,” Fiala said Thursday after his first practice of training camp at Tria Rink in St. Paul.

Others got more money; Wild's Fiala got more motivation to succeed

While Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek signed lavish off-season deals, Kevin Fiala is in on a one-year contract — and again in the position of having to prove himself.
Wild
September 23
Coach Dean Evason instructed players during the first day of Wild camp Thursday at Tria Rink in St. Paul.

All Wild players are vaccinated as camp opens with Kaprizov centered by Eriksson Ek

The Russian star didn't skate on the first day but will be on the ice with teammates Friday.
Sports
September 23
Kirill Kaprizov during a game in April.

Wild GM Bill Guerin goes inside the Kirill Kaprizov negotiations

On Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast, Guerin joined host Michael Rand to offer insights into the process that led to Kaprizov's five-year, $45 million deal just before the start of training camp.
Wild
September 22
Kirill Kaprizov talked about his new contract with Wild as General Manager Bill Guerin looked on Wednesday.

'This is real.' Face-to-face meeting sealed deal for Kaprizov, Guerin

During contract talks, which started in the spring, Wild GM Bill Guerin and Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov texted each other but this week was the first face-to-face conversation.
Sports
September 22
Kirill Kaprizov (97) of the Minnesota Wild and Oliver Ekman Larsson (23) of the Arizona Coyotes chased the puck in the first period.

Signing Kaprizov was hard — and now comes the harder part for Wild

As hard as the Wild worked to sign Russian star Kirill Kaprizov, host Michael Rand explains there's harder work ahead. Plus, St. Thomas football and listener questions on the Daily Delivery podcast.
Wild
September 22
Kirill Kaprizov has a new five-year, $45 million contract with the Wild.

Kaprizov's new five-year contract caps Wild's summer of bold moves

The $45 million deal puts a bow on a transformative summer for the Wild: the team unloaded two former faces of the franchise, brought back key offensive players and overhauled its defense.
Wild
September 21
Kirill Kaprizov was the first Wild player to be named the NHL’s top rookie.

How does Kaprizov's Wild deal compare to other top NHL rookies?

How the $45 million deal for Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov stacks up against other recent contracts signed by players after they won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie: