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Minnesota Wild Information

The Minnesota Wild is a professional ice hockey team that is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Wild team is a member of the Central Division of the NHL’s Western Conference. The team was founded on June 25, 1997, but wasn’t able to play till 2000–01 season. It is owned by Craig Leipold. The team was the very first one in Minnesota who lost the first game to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-1. Their first win was against Tampa Bay Lightning. The Wild first appeared in the Stanley Cup in 2002-03 season-ending up till the Western Conference Finals. The Xcel Energy Center is the home ice for your local favorite Minnesota Wild.

The Minnesota Wild have won 0 Stanley Cups, Conference championships, Presidents' Trophy, and only one Division championships. The franchise selected Iron range red, forest green, Minnesota wheat, and harvest gold colors in their uniforms. The Wild has always had a goal horn since it first got inspected. "Rock and Roll Part 2" was the first team’s song while the second one was "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani. The current permanent song used by the group is "Let's Go Crazy." "Crowd Chant" was kept as the winning song by the team.

The honored members of the team who were inducted into the Hall of Famers list include the head coach Jacques Lemaire. Some of the individual records made by the Wild are; Most games played: 843 by Mikko Koivu, Most goals in a season: 42 by Marian Gaborik, Most assists in a season: 50 by Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Most points in a season: 83 by Marian Gaborik, Most penalty minutes in a season: 201 by Matt Johnson, Fastest 3 goals: 11:12 by Zach Parise, Most wins: 194 by Niklas Backstrom, Most consecutive shutouts: 3 by Devan Dubnyk, and many more.

Some of the notable awards and trophies earned by the team are Jack Adams Award, Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy, NHL All-Rookie Team, and a few more.

Current Coach: Bruce Boudreau

Minor league affiliates: Iowa Wild (AHL) and Allen Americans (ECHL)