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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…

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 signs Russia star Kirill Kaprizov to 2-year, entry-level contract

Plans to travel with team to Edmonton

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) On the same day the Minnesota Wild named Dean Evason the full-time head coach, the team announced they’ve signed to prospect Kirill Kaprizov to a two-year, entry-level contract. Kaprizov is expected to travel to the Twin Cities and practice with the team once he clears Covid-19 protocols. He’s also expected to travel with the team to…

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…

Wild goalie Alex Stalock nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Stalock, 32, was 20-11-4 with a 2.67 goals against average and .910 save percentage, posting four shutouts in 36 starts for the Wild this season

MINNEAPOLIS- (FOX 9) Alex Stalock has answered the call every time Devan Dubnyk couldn’t be in net for the Minnesota Wild, and now the No. 2 goaltender has been nominated for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Stalock, 32, was 20-11-4 with a…

Minnesota Wild Introduce New GM Paul Fenton

Fenton spent last 12 seasons as assistant GM with Nashville Predators.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular season winner but, more importantly, scant success in the playoffs. “I’m confident…