The Minnesota Wild will have a homecoming of sorts as the team announced Thursday that they have hired former North Stars icon Mike Modano in a newly created role as Executive Advisor. Modano will officially begin his duties on September 1st.
The Minnesota Wild came into this season with playoff expectations and the roster to do it. However, the Wild have now been eliminated from playoff contention and will be looking for answers this offseason. In our Season Review series, today we focus on the Minnesota Wild.
As we look towards the last leg of the regular season, the bottom four teams in the Central are within five points of each other and will no doubt be battling down to the very last couple of games, in an attempt to grab one of those highly coveted wildcard spots.
The Nashville Predators were expected to be the buyers on the Trade Deadline. They didn’t fail to meet these expectations as the Preds made a huge splash to acquire two key pieces. One of those of awaited one, the second one caught some fans by surprise.
Some tough news has hit the Minnesota Wild today as the team announced that their captain Mikko Koivu will be out for the season with a torn ACL and meniscus. Koivu suffered the injury in the Wild’s shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night. Koivu will have surgery on Friday. The Wild have also called up their 2015 first round pick Joel Eriksson Ek as a response.
The Minnesota Wild have locked up their backup goaltender as the team announced today that they have signed Alex Stalock to a three-year extension worth $2.355 million. The contract will keep Stalock in a Wild jersey through the 2021-2022 season, and pay him $950,000 in 2019-20, $700,000 in 2020-21, and $750,000 in 2021-22.