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Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Pedestrian output in St. Paul
Zuccarello produced 15 goals and 37 points in 65 games prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.
Zuccarello's first season with the Wild has gone rather unspectacularly. He recorded 37 points in 46 games with the Rangers last year before being shipped to Dallas and suffering a season-ending injury in just his second game with the club. The Norwegian is a ways off the 61, 59 and 53 points he put up in the three prior campaigns, so it might be worth adjusting your expectations as he enters his age-33 season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Zach Parise: Minnesota's top lamp-lighter
Parise piled up 25 goals and 46 points in 69 games prior to the mid-March pause of play.
The 35-year-old hometown favorite continues to fill the net in the State of Hockey. After two campaigns during which he failed to reach the 20-goal plateau, Parise roared back to the tune of 28 last year before notching 25 so far in 2019-20, which is a nice bit of renaissance for one of the game's true good guys. Also encouraging are Parise's 18 power-play points, which are his most since 2013-14's 20. As long as he can stay healthy, the 2003 17th overall pick has shown he's got plenty left in the tank as he approaches the final chunk of his career.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Ryan Suter: Wild's top blueliner
Suter racked up 48 points in 69 games before play was suspended in mid-March.
Now in his 15th NHL campaign, the 35-year-old blueliner just keeps getting it done. Suter ranks in the top 10 in both league ice time and points among defensemen. He appeared poised to take a run at double-digit goals (eight) for the first time in his career, as well as the triple-digit blocked-shot plateau (93) for the seventh consecutive campaign. Two things that really jump out for the Wisconsin native are the fact he's produced one more point than last year despite playing in 13 less games, and -- perhaps even more impressively -- that he's done that while averaging over two minutes less of ice time (24:38 compared to 26:42 in 2018-19). Suter is as durable as they come, and if he can keep producing at an elite rate despite receiving less ice time, owners need not look elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Kirill Kaprizov: May need to wait until 2020-21
Kaprizov -- who has yet to sign an entry-level deal -- will likely not be able to link up with the Wild for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
According to the reports, Kaprizov had hoped to burn the first year of his NHL deal by joining Minnesota for the rest of the 2019-20 season. However, it appears the league plans to require all college, junior and European contracts to begin with 2020-21. The NHL's decision could complicate the Wild's pursuit of the Russian winger. The 23-year-old is coming off a KHL season in which he racked up 33 goals and 29 helpers in 57 contests with CSKA Moscow.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Gerald Mayhew: Leading AHL goal scorer in 2019-20
Mayhew was atop the AHL's goal scoring board with 39 tallies in 49 contests when the league shuttered the 2019-20 season.
Mayhew was second only to Reid Boucher in points per game (1.24) among players with at least 10 AHL games this season. The 26-year-old Mayhew did see action in 13 NHL contests in 2019-20, as well, in which he notched two goals, 16 shots and 11 hits while averaging 11:33 of ice time. Heading into next year, the Michigan native should get an extended look for a spot on the Wild's 23-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Sam Anas: Tops AHL in scoring
Anas led the AHL with 70 points in 63 games this season prior to the league canceling the remainder of the year.
Anas is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and could field plenty of offers due to the league's impending cap crunch. The 26-year-old went undrafted coming out of Quinnipiac University and spent the past four years playing for the Wild's affiliate in Iowa. Minnesota should have the inside track to secure the center's services next year, though he will likely be hoping one of the NHL's 31 clubs will offer him a one-way deal.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mikko Koivu: Open to playing overseas
Koivu would consider playing in his native Finland if he doesn't have any NHL options this summer, per Michael Russo of The Athletic.
Koivu is set to hit the free-agent market this summer and is 37 years of age, so the idea of him hanging it up in the NHL certainly isn't out of left field. The veteran was limited to just 55 games this year, in part due to injury, and recorded his lowest point total (21) since his rookie season back in 2005-06. If the center is willing to accept a significantly reduced cap hit compared to the $5.5 million he cost Minnesota this season, there could be a handful of teams interested in signing him.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Hunter Jones: Secures entry-level deal
Jones agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota on Thursday.
Jones was selected by the Wild with the 59th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the fourth goalie taken that year. In 49 appearances for OHL Peterborough this year, the 19-year-old has registered a 2.75 GAA and .913 save percentage. Considering the organization already has five netminders in the system, Jones figures to stay in juniors for another year before making the jump to the professional ranks.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Kevin Fiala: Pacing Wild
Fiala has posted 23 goals and 31 assists through 64 games this season.
Fiala surged to 15 points in his last 10 games before play in the NHL was halted. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a career year to date, posting career highs in assists and points (54), and he currently sits atop the roster leading the team in points this campaign. Fiala's play had finally started to match his lofty expectations that the team had for him since he was acquired at the trade deadline last year from Nashville. If the youngster can keep his confidence on a consistent basis going forward, he'll likely continue to pace the Wild while warranting serious fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mitchell Chaffee: Signs with Minnesota
Chaffee signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on Tuesday.
Chaffee has spent the past three seasons at the University of Massachusetts, totaling 47 goals and 95 points while registering a plus-34 rating in 108 games. The undrafted free agent will likely spend the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign with AHL Iowa.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Adam Beckman: Signs entry-level contract
Beckman inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Wild on Monday.
Beckman dominated in the WHL this season, leading the league in goals (48) and points (107) while posting a plus-44 rating in 63 games with the Spokane Chiefs. The 2019 third-round pick will likely return to his junior club for one final season in 2020-21, but he'll make the jump to AHL Iowa after that.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Damien Giroux: Inks entry-level deal
Giroux signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on Monday.
Giroux was highly productive in the OHL this season, racking up 44 goals and 75 points in just 61 games with the Saginaw Spirit. The 2018 fifth-round pick will get an invite to next year's training camp, but he'll almost certainly spend the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign with AHL Iowa.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Sent back to bus league
The Wild reassigned Bartkowski to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Bartkowski was called up on an emergency basis for the Wild ahead of their Feb. 28 game against the Blue Jackets. The 31-year-old will head down to the AHL, where he's produced 18 points in 55 AHL appearances this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Gerald Mayhew: Dropped down a level
Minnesota reassigned Mayhew to AHL Iowa on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Eric Staal (personal) will rejoin the team for practice Wednesday, so the Wild are no longer in need of Mayhew's services as a depth forward. The 27-year-old American went scoreless in six appearances during his two-week stay with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Eric Staal: Set to return to practice
Staal (personal) will return to practice Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Staal has missed Minnesota's last three games due to a personal matter, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game versus Vegas. The veteran forward has notched 19 goals and 47 points in 66 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Luke Kunin: Points in four straight outings
Kunin posted a power-play assist and three shots on net in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Kunin set up Kevin Fiala for the winning goal at 4:01 of overtime. The 22-year-old Kunin has two goals and two helpers in his last four contests. The forward has 31 points (15 goals, 16 helpers), 128 shots, 64 hits and 55 PIM through 62 contests this year.... See More ... See Less
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