Home Games: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Rivals: Vancouver Canucks
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The Minnesota Wild became an NHL team in 2000 with a fellow expansion team, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team made headway after qualifying for the playoffs under right wing, Marián Gáborík. In the 2007 hockey season, the Wild was redeemed even more after taking home a division title. The team unfortunately lost in the first round of the playoffs two years in a row. The Wild remained consistent with winning records over the next three seasons, but the team was not able to make the playoffs. The team's name is depicted in its artistic logo of a forest landscape and silhouette of a wild animal, representing the known lands that inhabit the home state. In 2008, the team's mascot "Nordy" was introduced. The colors consist of iron range red, forest green, harvest gold and Minnesota wheat. To see the Wild play hockey live, Get your tickets at StubHub.
Who is the head coach for the Minnesota Wild?
Canadian native Bruce Boudreau is the head coach of the Minnesota Wild hockey team. He is a former hockey player, having played professionally for 20 consecutive seasons and logged 141 games in the NHL. In the 2007-2008 NHL season, Boudreau took home the Jack Adams Award for the NHL's most outstanding head coach during his time with the Washington Capitals. The coach of the Wild most recently reached the 500-win plateau, becoming the second fastest in NHL history to reach that milestone behind fellow Canadian native hockey coach Scotty Bowman.
What was the Minnesota Wild's record last season?
The Minnesota Wild ended the 2018-2019 hockey season with a 37-36-9 record. The team finished seventh in the Central Division and 11th in the Western Conference. The team was then eliminated from playoff contention, making it the first time the team had missed a postseason in years.
Where do the Wild play during a typical season?
The Wild team is scheduled to play 26 games against its Central Division opponents. That includes four games total against each. Their other games will be spread out against the other teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences. For example, they will play every team in the Eastern Conference at least twice during the regular season — once at home and once at the opposing team's venue.
How big is the Xcel Energy Center?
Xcel Energy Center is thought to be one of the finest arenas in the world today. The center hosts more than 150 sport and entertainment events with approximately 1.7 million visitors a year. Nestled deep in the city of Saint Paul, the multipurpose facility opened in September 2000 with its first event hosting the Minnesota Wild vs. The Anaheim Ducks. Encompassing over 650,000 square feet, the center has four separate concourses and four seating levels. The Xcel Energy Center boasts 20,554 seats for its events.
Does the Minnesota Wild have any rival teams?
The Wild's rivalry against the Vancouver Canucks is known to be one of the fiercest of the team's history.
What conference does the Minnesota Wild play in?
The Wild is a member of the NHL's Central Division of the Western Conference.
Who are some of the most notable players who have played for the team?
Spending his entire hockey career with the Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu is one of the most notable players to date. Koivu is a Finnish native and a centerman for the Wild. Marián Gáborík, Zach Parise, Jason Zucker and Ryan Suter are also considered some of the more notable players on the team.Back to Top