Minnesota Wild Wiretap

Wild Trade Nino Niederreiter To Canes For Victor Rask

Jan 18, 2019 2:07 AM

The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still young players on long-term contracts.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Wild, Matt Dumba Agree To Five-Year, $30M Deal

Jul 21, 2018 11:45 AM

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with restricted free-agent defenseman Matt Dumba, the team announced Saturday.

The deal will pay Dumba $5.2 million next season and includes two seasons (2019-20, 2021-22) when he will make $7.4 million.



Tags: Minnesota Wild, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Tyler Ennis Signs With Maple Leafs

Jul 6, 2018 3:03 PM

Free-agent forward Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Maple Leafs a week after having the final year of his contract bought out by the Wild.

Ennis signed on Friday and returns to the Atlantic Division, where he spent his first eight seasons playing for the Sabres.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Wild Name Paul Fenton GM

May 22, 2018 12:16 AM

Since the Predators joined the NHL in 1998, Paul Fenton had been part of their front office, first as a director of player personnel and then as assistant GM. He became one of the most respected executives in the league. Through the years, he interviewed with a number of teams for GM vacancies while taking his name out of consideration for dozens more.

The right fit never arrived until an old friend came calling.

On Monday, Fenton, 58, was named the GM of the Wild, who are owned by Craig Leipold, the Predators' founding owner. Fenton replaces Chuck Fletcher, whose contract wasn't renewed after close to nine years as GM.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Signing

Chuck Fletcher Out As Wild GM

Apr 23, 2018 4:07 PM

Chuck Fletcher will not return as general manager of the Minnesota Wild, owner Craig Leipold announced Monday. Fletcher's contract was up after this season, and the team decided not to offer a new one.

Brent Flahr, senior vice president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor

Wild Lose Ryan Suter For The Rest Of The Season

Apr 3, 2018 12:49 PM

If the Wild make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they'll do so without their top defenseman.

Ryan Suter, a durable 33-year-old blueliner, is done for the season after fracturing his right ankle Saturday night in a 4-1 loss to the Stars. The team announced that Suter will require surgery to repair the ankle after an MRI on Monday.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Cleared For Season Debut

Jan 2, 2018 2:38 AM

Wild left wing Zach Parise has been cleared to make his season debut after missing the first 39 games because of back trouble.

Parise told reporters after practice on Monday afternoon that he "got the green light" to play for the Wild on Tuesday night against Florida. Parise skated on a line with Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart. He played in one game on a conditioning assignment last week for the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Undergoes Back Surgery

Oct 24, 2017 3:04 PM

Wild forward Zach Parise underwent back surgery Tuesday and will be out eight to 10 weeks, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced.

The 33-year-old has practiced some but hasn't played in a game this season because of back issues. Parise had a microdiscectomy procedure, which is a minimally invasive surgery to relieve pressure on a lumbar herniated disk.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise To Miss At Least Two Regular Season Games

Oct 2, 2017 6:30 PM

The Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury.

General manager Chuck Fletcher said after practice Monday that Parise would not travel to games at Detroit on Thursday and at Carolina on Saturday. Fletcher said Parise was "having a hard time getting over the hump." The 33-year-old played in no preseason games. The goal is for Parise to practice with the team next week.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Matt Cullen Likely To Retire After 17-18 Season With Wild

Aug 17, 2017 1:52 PM

Matt Cullen signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild that will likely be his final season in the NHL.

"Probably," Cullen said when asked if he will retire after the 17-18 season.

The contract is worth $1 million, and Cullen can earn up to $700,000 in bonuses.

"I think I've probably said the same thing the last two years and I would probably say the same thing now, that I'm going into it expecting it will be my last [season]," Cullen said. "I'll try to figure out what's right at the end of the season, but until then I guess I don't know. But I fully expect this will be the last one."

Tom Gulitti/NHL.com

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Wild Give Mikael Granlund New Three-Year Deal
Mikael Granlund scored 26 goals and had 43 assists for the Wild last season.


Wild, Nino Nederreiter Agree To Terms
The Wild and right wing Nino Niederreiter have agreed on a five-year, $26.25M deal.


Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac From Wild For 2018 Pick
The Capitals can now protect center Lars Eller for the upcoming expansion draft.


Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team
Craig Leipold helped bring the Predators into the NHL almost 20 years ago.


Jason Zucker Undergoes Surgery
Wild left winger Jason Zucker's surgery went well repairing a muscle in his midsection.


Zach Parise Out Three Weeks With Eye Injury
Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise came away from the scary collision with his vision intact and perhaps on track to return next week.


Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing
Both Martin Hanzal and Ryan White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

Press Release

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Martin Havlat put up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.


NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

Press Release

Jonas Brodin Out For At Least Four Weeks
Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin broke his finger during Tuesday night's game against the Devils.


Zach Parise Week-To-Week With Lower Body Injury
The Wild say Zach Parise was injured during a 4-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.


Wild, Matt Dumba Agree On Two-Year, $5.1M Deal
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored 10 goals and had 16 assists in 81 games in 2015-16.


Blues Hire Yeo To Take Over For Hitchcock After Next Season
The Blues have hired former Wild head coach Mike Yeo as associate head coach.


Guilty Plea In Case Linked To Boogaard's Death
Jordan Hart entered the plea in Manhattan federal court


Wild Name Scott Stevens Assistant Coach
The Wild have hired Scott Stevens to join head coach Bruce Boudreau's staff.


Wild Hire Bruce Boudreau As Head Coach
Bruce Boudreau was fired as head coach of the Ducks on April 29.


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.