Minnesota Wild Newshttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/Minnesota Wild NewsMon, 21 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000Wild Announces Single-Game Ticket Information for 2017-18 Seasonhttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/single-game-on-sale-082117/c-290694774<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> Minnesota Wild single-game tickets for the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, and at noon that day through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-FD385FC85F7F382D0B899"><a href="ticketmaster.com">ticketmaster.com</a></span>).</p></div>Minnesota WildMon, 21 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0000Rau's Return to Minnesota 'Surreal'https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/summer-kyle-rau-081817/c-290697680<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>WOODBURY --</b> For Kyle Rau, it still hasn't sunk in yet that he's <em>Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Rau</em>. </p><p>Introduced during a Q &amp; A with about 100 kids at Wes Walz's Hockey School at HealthEast Sports Center as a member of the Wild is still surreal for the Eden Prairie native, who grew up watching the Wild before starring with the University of Minnesota. </p><p>A third-round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft, Rau spent parts of three seasons with the Panthers organization, playing in 33 games with Florida during that stretch, before signing with his hometown Wild on July 1. </p></div>Dan MyersFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Cullen Chooses Family in Wild Homecominghttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/cullen-comes-home-081617/c-290688148<div class="article-item__preview"><p>The decision to return home and continue his NHL career wasn't an easy one for Matt Cullen. But ultimately, it ended up being the right one.</p><p>Cullen, a Virginia, Minn. native and Moorhead resident, signed a one-year deal with the Wild on Wednesday worth $1 million with another $700,000 worth of incentives possible. The 40-year old Cullen has been a revelation for the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping them to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. With that in mind, it would have been understandable if Cullen decided to ride off into the sunset, his day with the Cup approaching later this month.</p></div>Dan MyersWed, 16 Aug 2017 21:01:25 +0000Wild Signs Forward Matt Cullenhttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/wild-signs-cullen-081617/c-290684774<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League club has agreed to terms with free-agent center Matt Cullen on a one-year, $1 million contract plus $700,000 in potential performance bonuses.</p></div>Minnesota WildWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:32:23 +0000Early Struggles Didn't Deter Boudreau's Dream for Hockey Schoolhttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/boudreau-ghhs-dream-081317/c-290655636<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. CATHARINES, Ontario --</b> Wild coach Bruce Boudreau played professional hockey for two decades. He spent much of that time in the minor leagues; Boudreau played in 141 NHL games.</p><p>Without the "big" paychecks of the NHL -- which, by today's standards, weren't very big -- players like Boudreau needed to find a second job during the offseason to make ends meet.</p><p>Not wanting to work "a real job" outside of hockey, Boudreau hatched an idea with Maple Leafs teammate Rocky Saganiuk: They'd start their own hockey camp.</p></div>Dan MyersSun, 13 Aug 2017 23:28:23 +0000Wild Statement on Passing of Bryan Murrayhttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/bryan-murray-statement-081117/c-290655240<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Brent Flahr shared their thoughts on the passing of long-time hockey executive Bryan Murray:</p></div>Minnesota Wild / Wild.comSat, 12 Aug 2017 20:37:12 +0000Wild Coach's Camp Is a Family's Labor of Lovehttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/boudreau-ghhs-family-081117/c-290651016<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. CATHARINES, Ontario --</b> It's a warm summer day 45 minutes south of Toronto. It's mid-August, but as is always the case in Canada, hockey is in the air. </p><p>Inside the Seymour-Hannah Sportsplex, the game's sounds are overwhelming. Operating for the 35th time, this is the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School, started in 1982 by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau.</p><p>More than three decades later, Boudreau is still around. You can catch him mixing Gatorade for the kids or mopping the floor after a spill. He works the arena lobby like a politician, shaking hands and telling stories.</p></div>Dan MyersFri, 11 Aug 2017 22:28:29 +0000Wild, Minnesota Hockey Announce 2017 Mite Fall Jamboreehttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/fall-jamboree-080917/c-290624266<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey and the National Sports Center, today announced it will host the 2017 Mite Fall Jamboree presented by Xcel Energy on Sept. 15-17 at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. Boys and girls teams from across the State of Hockey are invited to participate in this event.</p></div>Minnesota WildWed, 09 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000After 'Major Letdown' of a Season, Parise Looks Aheadhttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/parise-looks-ahead-080817/c-290608426<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> Last summer was a tough one for Wild forward <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-6F8AF1B4AAF83E32831B2">Zach Parise</span>.</p><p>After a back injury sustained late in the 2015-16 regular season forced him to miss Minnesota's playoff series against the Dallas Stars -- one the Wild lost in six games -- he was forced to spend the ensuing months rehabbing the injury as opposed to preparing for a new season.</p><p>While the World Cup of Hockey gave Parise something to shoot for in terms of being back on the ice, it meant missing out on many of the normal things that make a Minnesota summer so special to him.</p></div>Dan MyersTue, 08 Aug 2017 15:21:23 +0000Fletcher: Foligno Contract All That Stands Between Wild and Training Camphttps://www.nhl.com/wild/news/fletcher-rfa-recap-080417/c-290586294<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>ST. PAUL --</b> It's been a busy summer for the Wild and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. But with the signing of perhaps its two biggest restricted free agents now completed, things will start to slow down for awhile around the club's headquarters.</p><p>After an earlier-than-expected exit from the postseason, Fletcher and his staff got to work right away, trying to protect Minnesota's most valuable assets in the expansion draft while also being able to improve its forward depth and take care of restricted free agents <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-D2CA648873B36CC468E93">Nino Niederreiter</span> and <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-89DB30338D1617189198B">Mikael Granlund</span> -- all of this while staying within the confines of a stagnant salary cap.</p></div>Dan MyersFri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000