Minnesota Wild Wiretap

Wild Hire Mike Modano As Adviser To Owner

May 23, 2019 6:54 PM

Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota.

The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text message during Wild games this past season, sowing seeds for his hire.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Signing

Predators Acquire Mikael Granlund From Predators For Kevin Fiala

Feb 25, 2019 5:37 PM

The Minnesota Wild have traded Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Fiala.

Granlund, 26, has a $5.75 million cap hit and is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He has 15 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season.

Fiala, 22, is on the final year of his entry level contract and is a restricted free agent this summer. 

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

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

Wild Trade Charlie Coyle To Bruins

Feb 21, 2019 1:52 AM

The Minnesota Wild traded forward Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Ryan Donato and a fifth-round pick, the Bruins announced Wednesday.

"Charlie brings unique qualities to our team. He is an experienced, productive, two-position player with size, skill and speed,'' Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement released by the team. "Charlie will provide the necessary depth in all areas of our game as we continue to battle for a playoff position. Charlie is a player our entire organization believes can help us now and moving forward.''


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Mikko Koivu Out For Season With Torn ACL

Feb 7, 2019 8:50 AM

The Minnesota Wild will be without Mikko Koivu for the rest of the season.

Koivu suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday night.

Koivu, 35, is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday.

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

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
Wild left wing Zach Parise will play on Tuesday night against the Panthers.


Zach Parise Undergoes Back Surgery
Zach Parise will be out 8-10 weeks after a micodiscectomy procedure on Tuesday.


Zach Parise To Miss At Least Two Regular Season Games
Wild left wing Zach Parise has been bothered by a back injury.


Matt Cullen Likely To Retire After 17-18 Season With Wild
Matt Cullen's contract is worth $1 million, and he can earn up to $700,000 in bonuses.

Tom Gulitti/NHL.com

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.