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Coyotes renounce draft rights for UND’s Mitchell Miller

Courtesy: University of North Dakota AthleticsGLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Coyotes announce the team has renounced the draft rights to University of North Dakota Freshman Mitchell Miller. The Coyotes’ President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez says in a statement in part, “We were aware a bullying incident took place in 2016. We have learned more about the entire matter and the impact…

NHL Postpones 2021 Winter Classic At Target Field

The league stated they plan to return to the area for a future game

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Along with All-Star weekend in late January, the NHL has postponed the 2021 Winter Classic that was supposed to feature the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues at Target Field on the first day of the new year. In a release, the league mentioned that these events thrive off of the fan experience and that not…

Wild trades Devan Dubnyk, Ryan Donato to Sharks in day of roster shake-ups

Wild Get future draft picks in return

MINNEAPOLIS –  (FOX 9) The roster shakeup for the Minnesota Wild continued Monday as General Manager Bill Guerin announced they’ve traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks for upcoming picks in the NHL Entry Draft. The Wild acquired Donato last season in a trade that sent Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins. Donato, 24, had…

Mikko Koivu, face of the Minnesota Wild, will not return to team

Spent 15 Years with Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Mikko Koivu’s time with the Minnesota Wild has come to an end. Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced Friday the team will not re-sign the longtime captain for the upcoming season. Koivu, 37, has played all 15 seasons and 1,028 career games in Minnesota. “Mikko Koivu was a true leader both on and off the ice during…

NHL puts off 2 days of playoff games amid injustice protests

Games to start back up this weekend

(AP) The NHL postponed two days of playoff games Thursday after withering criticism from Black players who said the league was slow to acknowledge the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The joint decision to put off games Thursday and Friday was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association. It was made after members of the Hockey…

Spurgeon scores twice, Stalock records shutout as Wild get 3-0 Game 1 win over Canucks

Part of Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round in Edmonton

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) It’s been nearly five months since the Minnesota Wild played a game against an opponent that meant something, and they showed little rust Sunday night. The Wild got power-play goals in each of the first two periods, got an empty-net goal late and a 28-save shutout from Alex Stalock in a 3-0 win over the Canucks…

Minnesota Wild name Dean Evason full-time head coach

Was interim coach

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Wild begin training camp Monday in preparation for the 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they no longer have an interim head coach. The Wild announced Monday morning they’ve named Dean Evason the full-time head coach, agreeing to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Evason was named the interim head coach after Bruce…

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

Training Camp to start July 13; Games by August 1st

NHL- (AP) The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is…

NHL Outlines Return to Play Plan

Commissioner Gary Bettman announces the league's return to play plan

  NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — The NHL regular season is officially over as commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league’s return to play plan. 24 teams will return including the top 12 based off points from when season was paused on march 12th. In that case, the Minnesota Wild make it into the playoffs as the 10 seed. Each conference…