Those of us who have been around the Wild for a long (long) time had a flashback this morning, as the team flew into an opposing city and then practiced. In recent years, the Wild has practiced at home and then flown into the other city at 2 p.m.
Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Carson McMillan to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.
McMillan was recalled by Minnesota for the second time this season on Nov. 3 and skated in the Wild’s 4-0 victory over New Jersey Sunday night logging 8:06 of ice time. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Brandon, Man., has registered five points (2-3=5), a plus-2 rating and 11 penalty minutes in 16 career NHL contests with Minnesota.
He has tallied six points (2-4=6) including one game-winning goal and a plus-4 rating in seven games with Iowa this season. The 25-year-old ranks tied for second on the team in scoring and tied for first in plus-minus rating.
It’s a big day across the State of Hockey. Sure the Flames are in town, but before you head over to Xcel Energy Center, mix in a little civic duty.
The Minnesota Wild has recalled forward Carson McMillan from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
McMillan has tallied six points (2-4=6) including one game-winning goal and a plus-4 rating in seven games with Iowa this season. The 25-year-old ranks tied for first on the team in scoring and plus-minus rating. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Brandon, Man., has registered five points (2-3=5), a plus-2 rating and 11 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 career NHL contests with Minnesota. He tallied 18 points (9-9=18), 31 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 64 games with Houston last season and ranked tied for third in the AHL with three shorthanded goals. McMillan skated in 11 NHL games with Minnesota in 2011-12 and notched three points (1-2=3). He appeared in four games with the Wild in 2010-11 and scored his first-career NHL goal in his NHL debut at Detroit on April 3, 2011 (Jimmy Howard).
McMillan was originally selected by the Wild in the seventh-round (No. 200 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He wears sweater No. 45 for Minnesota.
Tomorrow, we turn back the clocks an hour for daylight savings. That means an extra hour of sleep for everyone. For one Minnesota Wild player, the extra hour of shuteye might be needed.
Over the course of 13 games this season, the Wild have seen three players leave the ice with injuries and ultimately miss several contests.
With a ghoulish fog settling in this Halloween morning, the Wild got in another tough, needed day of work.
As Head Coach Mike Yeo continued to treat the media with continued questions about his newly shaken up forward lines, he also had a few new tricks up his sleeves, moving things around on the power play units.
After taking yesterday off, it was an eventful day for the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
The game of hockey is often a lifelong love affair, cultivated at a young age by playing the sport. Here in the State of Hockey, sometimes we think that children are born with skates on, but it’s not always the case. For one reason or another, some kids don’t get the opportunity to try the sport, but Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with USA Hockey, is trying to get all youngster to give the game a try…for free.
It only seems fitting that the State of Hockey can expect some flurries outside today, as it’s already a white out inside Xcel Energy Center.