Minnesota Wild Wiretap

Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing

Feb 27, 2017 1:04 AM

Coyotes GM John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have traded forwards Martin Hanzal and Ryan White and a 2017 fourth round choice to the Wild in exchange for a 2017 first round draft choice, a 2018 second round draft choice and a 2019 conditional fourth round draft choice. In addition, the Coyotes have acquired forward Grayson Downing. Both Hanzal and White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2017.

"On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to thank Martin for all of his contributions to the Coyotes on and off the ice over the past 10 seasons," said Chayka. "We wish him the best of the luck in the future."

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Feb 9, 2017 1:43 AM

Martin Havlat has announced his retirement after putting up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

Nicknamed "Mach 9" for his skating prowess, Havlat played for the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Devils and Blues. The 35-year-old announced his retirement on Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association.


Tags: Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor

NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week

Feb 6, 2017 2:40 PM

Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho, Wild center Mikael Granlund and Kings goaltender Peter Budaj have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 5.

FIRST STAR – SEBASTIAN AHO, RW, HURRICANES Aho tied for the League lead with four goals (4-1—5) including two game-winning tallies as the Hurricanes (24-20-7, 55 points) won all three of their games. 

SECOND STAR – MIKAEL GRANLUND, C, WILD Granlund finished the week tied for first in points with 3-3—6 as the Western Conference-leading Wild (34-12-5, 73 points) won two of three contests. 

THIRD STAR – PETER BUDAJ, G, KINGS Budaj went 3-1-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and two shutouts as the Kings, who hold the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, improved to 27-22-4 (58 points). 

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Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jonas Brodin Out For At Least Four Weeks

Jan 19, 2017 2:35 AM

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss at least the next month because of a broken finger.

Brodin was hurt Tuesday in the Wild's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. After Brodin was examined by a specialist, the Wild announced Wednesday that Brodin will be out for a minimum of four weeks.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Week-To-Week With Lower Body Injury

Oct 30, 2016 8:33 PM

Zach Parise is week-to-week with a lower body injury.

The Wild say Parise was injured during a 4-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

Parise got his 300th career goal last Sunday. He missed last season's playoffs because of a back injury.



Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury

Wild, Matt Dumba Agree On Two-Year, $5.1M Deal

Jul 29, 2016 2:44 AM

The Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract.

The deal was done Thursday. Dumba, who was a restricted free agent, will make $2.35 million this season and $2.75 million next season.

Dumba was the Wild's first-round draft pick in 2012. He totaled 10 goals, 16 assists, 83 hits and 56 blocked shots in 81 regular-season games in 2015-16, all career highs.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Blues Hire Yeo To Take Over For Hitchcock After Next Season

Jun 13, 2016 5:41 PM

The Blues have hired former Wild coach Mike Yeo as associate head coach and will hand him the head coaching job when Ken Hitchcock retires after next season.

"For being 42 years old, he's got a lot of experience," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He's won a Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh, he's taken an American League team to the finals, and you saw the good job he did in Minnesota in taking that team to the second round. What excites me is his experience, but with his age, he can really relate to today's players and it's an exciting day for our team."


Tags: St Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Signing

Guilty Plea In Case Linked To Boogaard's Death

Jun 10, 2016 6:55 PM

A former minor league hockey player accused of selling prescription painkillers to an ex-hockey player who died of an accidental overdose pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor drug charge.

Jordan Hart, 33, of Huntington, New York, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to possessing oxycodone. He was arrested in September 2014, accused of selling illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard. Boogaard, who played for the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, died in 2011.


Tags: New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Legal, Misc Rumor

Wild Name Scott Stevens Assistant Coach

Jun 7, 2016 4:59 PM

Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens has returned to coaching as an assistant for the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild hired Stevens on Tuesday to join coach Bruce Boudreau's staff, adding one of the game's most feared players to the mix. The 52-year-old didn't coach last season, working instead as an analyst for NHL Network.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Wild Hire Bruce Boudreau As Head Coach

May 7, 2016 11:21 PM

Once again, Bruce Boudreau wasn't out of work for long.

Boudreau, who was fired as head coach of the Ducks on April 29, two days after the Ducks' Game 7 loss at home to the Predators, was hired Saturday night to be Minnesota's new head coach, GM Chuck Fletcher announced Saturday.

Boudreau will be introduced Tuesday at a news conference, the team said.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Wild GM: Torchetti A Serious Candidate For Permanent Head Coach
The Wild finished 17-15-1 under John Torchetti.


Thomas Vanek Will Miss The Start Of The Playoffs
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek has aggravated an upper-body injury.


Wild Complete Season Sweep Of Hawks
The Wild won all five games against the Blackhawks this season.


Wild Fire Coach Mike Yeo
The Wild have named John Torchetti the interim coach replacement.


Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To Four-Year, $20.75M Deal
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said "I think it's a fair-market-value contract" for Jared Spurgeon.


NHL Names Varlamov, Oshie, Koivu 'Three Stars'
Semyon Varlamov went 3-0-0 with one shutout to help the Avs extend their winning streak to five games.

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Wild Claim Jarret Stoll Off Waivers From Rangers
Jarret Stoll had one goal and two assists in 29 games for the Rangers this season.


Ducks Get First Win Of The Season
Anaheim goalie Anton Khudobin had 34 saves as the Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Sunday night.


Wild Claim Chris Porter Off Waivers
Chris Porter is a close friend of Zach Parise.


Ducks, Chris Stewart Agree To One-Year, $1.7M Deal
Right wing Chris Stewart played for the Sabres and Wild last season.


Wild Re-Sign Devan Dubnyk To Six-Year Deal
Devan Dubnyk's new 6- year deal with the Wild is worth $26 million.


Hawks Complete Sweep Over Wild
The Blackhawks advance to the Western Conference finals for the fifth time in the last seven years.


Kane's Goal Gives Hawks Win Over Wild
The Blackhawks have taken a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western semifinals.


Kane, Crawford Lead Hawks Past Wild, Take 2-0 Series Lead
Patrick Kane scored two goals in the Blackhawks 4-1 win over the Wild on Sunday.


Hawks Edge Wild 4-3 To Take Game 1
Teuvo Teravainen scored the deciding goal as the Blackhawks defeat the Wild by the score of 4-3 on Friday night.


Wild Win To Advance To Second Round
The Wild will now face-off with the Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinals.


NHL Names Dubnyk, Atkinson, O'Reilly 'Three Stars'
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk went 4-0-0 with a 1.22 goals-against average last week.

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Sabres Trade Chris Stewart To Wild For '17 Draft Pick
The Wild have sent a second-round 2017 draft pick to the Sabres.


Wild Acquire Bergenheim From Panthers For Draft Pick
Sean Bergenheim has eight goals in 39 games this season.


Wild Trade Draft Pick To Coyotes For Dubnyk
The Wild have been struggling with their goaltending, losing 12 of their last 14 games.