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Minnesota Wild

Ice hockey team of the national hockey league

The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Wild competes in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division in the Western Conference, and play their home games at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were founded on June 25, 1997, but did not start play until the 2000–01 season. They were the first NHL franchise in Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas, Texas in 1993. They lost their first game 3–1 to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and recorded their first win against the Tampa Bay Lightning five games later. In the 2002–03 season, the team made their first Stanley Cup playoffs appearance, making a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals.Since then, the Wild have struggled in the postseason, having advanced to the second round only twice since 2003.

Most points in a season: Marian Gaborik - 83 (42+41 in 2007-08)

Most goals scored in a season: Marian Gaborik — 42 (2005-06)

Most assists in a season: Mikko Koivu — 49 (2009-2010)

Most penalty minutes in a season: Matt Johnson - 201 (2002-03)

Most points scored by a defender in one season: Lubomir Sekeras - 34 (11+23 in 2000-01)

The largest number of "dry" games: Dwayne Roloson and Devan Dubnik — 5 (2001-02, 2003-04, 2016-17)

The largest number of "dry" games in a row: Devan Dubnik — 3 (2016-2017)



Further Resources


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October 7, 2021

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December 10, 2021

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