Ryan Suter found out he was on the Olympic roster the same way millions of fans did: watching a young kid skate towards the TV camera, turn around and almost lose his balance, revealing Suter’s name and number on his sweater after yesterday’s Winter Classic in Ann Arbor.
As Charlie Coyle entered the post-game press conference room after practice today, he spied Henry, sitting at the front of the room, sporting an oversized Wild jersey. He smiled and introduced himself, to which the five-year-old quickly responded, “I already know you,” with a big grin spreading across his face.
Greetings from Manhattan, where the Wild went through a 45-minute skate at the iconic Chelsea Piers today.
The Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Brett Bulmer to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bulmer totaled six shots and two penalty minutes (PIM) in four games with Minnesota after being recalled Dec. 12. The 21-year-old has recorded 12 points (9-3=12), 20 PIM and three power-play goals in 21 games with Iowa this season, leading the team in goals and T-4th in scoring. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound native of Prince George, B.C., has totaled three assists, six PIM and a plus-1 rating in 13 career NHL games, dating back to the 2011-12 NHL season. Bulmer was selected by Minnesota in the second round (No. 39) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Returning to Xcel Energy Center after a three-game road trip, the Minnesota Wild welcomes back an old Northwest foe tonight.
At the start practice Mikael Granlund fell into the boards, hitting his head.
The Frozen Four will return to the State of Hockey in 2018. It was announced today that Saint Paul will be the site of the 2018 NCAA Men's Hockey Frozen Four. This will be Xcel Energy Center's third time hosting the tournament (2002, 2011).
If the sub-zero temperatures have you California Dreamin', you're not the only one. While the Wild traveled West to Anaheim today, the Lighthouse is stuck in the frigid Twin Cities, too. However, we're doing our best to stay warm with some practice updates, as we have a few friends checking in on the action for us.
The Minnesota Wild has assigned forward Erik Haula to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.
The 22-year-old was recalled by Minnesota on Nov. 29 and made his NHL debut that night against Colorado registering an assist in 14:17 of ice time. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound native of Pori, Finland, recorded two assists and a plus-1 rating in six games with the Wild averaging 9:26 in TOI/game. Haula has collected 10 points (4-6=10) in 18 contests with Iowa this season.