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2014–15 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 4th Central
Conference 6th Western
2014–15 record 46–28–8
Home record 22–13–6
Road record 24–15–2
Goals for 231
Goals against 201
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Mike Yeo
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zack Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 19,023 (106.0%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Zach Parise (33)
Assists Jason Pominville
Ryan Suter (36)
Points Zach Parise (62)
Penalties in minutes Marco Scandella (56)
Wins Devan Dubnyk (27)
Goals against average Devan Dubnyk (1.78)

The 2014–15 Minnesota Wild season was the 15th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

Following the team's 4–2 Western Conference Semifinals loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, General Manager Chuck Fletcher was tasked with deciding how to deal with the Wild's 21 free-agents, including 13 unrestricted and nine restricted free agents.[3] The contract situation for all players, including UFAs Dany Heatley, Cody McCormick, Matt Moulson and Nate Prosser, needed to be decided before heading into the NHL's free agency period beginning on July 1, 2014.[4]


PlayoffsEdit

See also: 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs

The Minnesota Wild entered the playoffs as the Western Conference's first wild-card. After defeating the St. Louis Blues 4–2 in the first round, they advanced to the second round, where they were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks for the third-straight season.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Marco Scandella Illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T. J. Oshie during NHL Game No. 351 in St. Paul on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 8:45 of the first period. $2,755.38 December 1, 2014[5]
Marco Scandella Illegal check to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 415 in St. Paul on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 17:32 of the third period. 2 games
(1–1 in absence)
$11,021.50 December 10, 2014[6]
Ryan Suter Elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie during NHL Game No. 633 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 4:22 of the second period. 2 games
(2–0 in absence)
$81,058.72 January 14, 2015[7]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[8]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Parise, ZachZach Parise 74 33 29 62 21 41
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville 82 18 36 54 9 8
Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek 80 21 31 52 −6 37
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 80 14 34 48 2 38
Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund 68 8 31 39 17 20
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 77 2 36 38 7 48
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 80 24 13 37 2 28
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 82 11 24 35 13 39
Fontaine, JustinJustin Fontaine 71 9 22 31 13 12
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 51 21 5 26 −9 18
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 66 9 16 25 3 6
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 64 11 12 23 8 56
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 73 9 11 20 −6 47
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 71 3 14 17 21 8
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 58 8 8 16 13 23
Haula, ErikErik Haula 72 7 7 14 −7 32
Carter, RyanRyan Carter 53 3 10 13 3 55
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart

|| 20 || 3 || 8 || 11 || 4 || 25

Cooke, MattMatt Cooke 29 4 6 10 0 13
Folin, ChristianChristian Folin 40 2 8 10 3 13
Schroeder, JordanJordan Schroeder 25 3 5 8 9 2
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 63 2 5 7 −1 32
Sutter, BrettBrett Sutter 6 0 3 3 1 4
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux 12 1 1 2 0 10
Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold

|| 18 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 1 || 8

Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard 14 0 1 1 −3 26
Bergenheim, SeanSean Bergenheim

|| 17 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −4 || 6

Blum, JonathonJonathon Blum 4 0 1 1 −3 2
Bickel, StuStu Bickel 9 0 1 1 1 46
Graovac, TylerTyler Graovac 3 0 0 0 0 0
Falk, JustinJustin Falk

|| 13 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −6 || 7

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Parise, ZachZach Parise 10 4 6 10 0 4
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville 10 3 3 6 −1 0
Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund 10 2 4 6 2 0
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 10 4 1 5 −2 10
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 10 1 3 4 −4 2
Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek 10 0 4 4 −7 2
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 10 1 3 4 0 4
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 10 2 2 4 −1 2
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 10 0 3 3 −8 0
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 10 2 1 3 4 0
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 10 2 1 3 −1 2
Cooke, MattMatt Cooke 7 0 2 2 1 4
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 8 0 2 2 −3 2
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 10 1 1 2 −3 0
Fontaine, JustinJustin Fontaine 6 1 1 2 0 2
Haula, ErikErik Haula 2 1 0 1 1 0
Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold 9 0 0 0 −3 0
Bergenheim, SeanSean Bergenheim 3 0 0 0 −2 0
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 10 0 0 0 −3 2
Carter, RyanRyan Carter 1 0 0 0 0 0
Schroeder, JordanJordan Schroeder 3 0 0 0 0 0
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 1 0 0 0 −1 2
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 10 0 0 0 −2 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk

|| 39 || 39 || 2293 || 27 || 9 || 2 || 68 || 1.78 || 1064 || .936 || 5 || 0 || 2 || 2

Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 31 28 1569 14 12 2 68 2.60 718 .905 3 0 0 0
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 19 14 1005 5 7 3 51 3.04 452 .887 0 0 0 2
Curry, JohnJohn Curry 2 1 72 0 0 1 5 4.17 25 .800 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 10 10 570 4 6 24 2.53 260 .908 1 0 1 0
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 1 0 23 0 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Wild. Stats reflect time with the Wild only.
Traded mid-season

RosterEdit

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Kuemper, D.D. Kuemper NHL Second Star of the Week[9] October 13, 2014
Suter, R.R. Suter NHL Second Star of the Week[10] December 15, 2014
R. Suter NHL All-Star game selection[11] January 10, 2015
Parise, Z.Z. Parise NHL Third Star of the Week[12] January 26, 2015
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk NHL Third Star of the Week[13] February 2, 2015
D. Dubnyk NHL First Star of the Week[14] February 9, 2015
D. Dubnyk NHL First Star of the Month[15] March 1, 2015
D. Dubnyk NHL First Star of the Week[16] March 30, 2015
D. Dubnyk NHL Third Star of the Month[17] April 1, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Granlund, M.M. Granlund 100th Career NHL Game November 1, 2014
Niederreiter, N.N. Niederreiter 1st Career NHL Hat Trick November 13, 2014
Ballard, K.K. Ballard 600th Career NHL Game November 26, 2014
Backstrom, N.N. Backstrom 400th Career NHL Game December 9, 2014
Folin, C.C. Folin 1st Career NHL Goal December 11, 2014
Pominville, J.J. Pominville 700th Career NHL Game December 17, 2014
Suter, R.R. Suter 700th Career NHL Game December 17, 2014
Graovac, T.T. Graovac 1st Career NHL Game December 29, 2014
Vanek, T.T. Vanek 700th Career NHL Game January 3, 2015
Fontaine, J.J. Fontaine 100th Career NHL Game January 8, 2015
Scandella, M.M. Scandella 200th Career NHL Game January 17, 2015
Carter, R.R. Carter 400th Career NHL Game January 17, 2015
T. Vanek 300th Career NHL Assist January 29, 2015
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 200th Career NHL Game February 3, 2015
Veilleux, S.S. Veilleux 500th Career NHL Game February 12, 2015
N. Niederreiter 200th Career NHL Game February 14, 2015
Brodziak, K.K. Brodziak 600th Career NHL Game February 20, 2015
Haula, E.E. Haula 100th Career NHL Game February 26, 2015
Bergenheim, S.S. Bergenheim 500th Career NHL Game March 27, 2015
Spurgeon, J.J. Spurgeon 100th Career NHL Point March 27, 2015
T. Vanek 600th Career NHL Point March 14, 2015
D. Dubnyk 38th Consecutive Start
(Wild franchise record)
April 7, 2015
Koivu, M.M. Koivu 500th Career NHL Point April 9, 2015

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 1st Career Playoff Game
1st Career Playoff Win
April 16, 2015
Dumba, M.M. Dumba 1st Career Playoff Game
1st Career Playoff Goal
1st Career Playoff Point
April 16, 2015
Schroeder, J.J. Schroeder 1st Career Playoff Game April 18, 2015
D. Dubnyk 1st Career Playoff Shutout April 20, 2015

TransactionsEdit

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 28, 2014[18] To Tampa Bay Lightning
3rd-round pick in 2014
To Minnesota Wild
3rd-round pick in 2014
7th-round pick in 2015
January 14, 2015[19] To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2015
To Minnesota Wild
Devan Dubnyk
February 24, 2015[20] To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2016
To Minnesota Wild
Sean Bergenheim
7th-round pick in 2016
March 2, 2015[21] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Falk
5th-round pick in 2015
To Minnesota Wild
Jordan Leopold
March 2, 2015[22] To Buffalo Sabres
2nd-round pick in 2017
To Minnesota Wild
Chris Stewart
March 2, 2015[23] To Boston Bruins
Zack Phillips
To Minnesota Wild
Jared Knight

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Thomas Vanek Montreal Canadiens 3 years, $19.5 million [24]
July 1, 2014 Stu Bickel Hartford Wolf Pack 1 year, $600,000 [25]
July 1, 2014 Brett Sutter Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $1.2 million [25]
July 1, 2014 Guillaume Gelinas Val-d'Or Foreurs 3 year, $1.79 million entry-level contract [25]
July 2, 2014 Joel Rechlicz Washington Capitals 1 year, $600,000 [26]
July 9, 2014 Cody Almond Geneve-Servette HC 1 year, $550,000 [27]
July 11, 2014 Jordan Schroeder Vancouver Canucks 2 years, $1.2 million [28]
August 1, 2014 Justin Falk New York Rangers 1 year, $700,000 [29]
September 23, 2014 Alex Gudbranson Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 years, entry-level contract [30]
September 23, 2014 Hunter Warner Fargo Force 3 years, entry-level contract [30]
October 6, 2014 Ryan Carter New Jersey Devils 1 year, $725,000 [31]
March 24, 2015 Grayson Downing University of New Hampshire 2 years, entry-level contract [32]
March 30, 2015 Brody Hoffman University of Vermont entry-level contract [33]
March 30, 2015 Zach Palmquist Minnesota State University, Mankato entry-level contract [33]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Clayton Stoner Anaheim Ducks 4 years, $13 million [34]
July 1, 2014 Cody McCormick Buffalo Sabres 3 years, $4.5 million [35]
July 1, 2014 Matt Moulson Buffalo Sabres 5 years, $25 million [36]
July 1, 2014 Jon Landry Washington Capitals 1 year, $550,000 [37]
July 1, 2014 Steven Kampfer New York Rangers 1 year, $550,000 [38]
July 9, 2014 Dany Heatley Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $1 million [39]
July 21, 2014 Nate Prosser St. Louis Blues 1 year, $700,000 [40]
December 9, 2014 Ilya Bryzgalov Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $2.88 million [41]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Nate Prosser St. Louis Blues October 2, 2014 [42]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 11, 2014 Jonathon Blum 1 year, $675,000 [28]
July 15, 2014 Jason Zucker 2 years, $1,800,500 [43]
July 17, 2014 John Curry 1 year, $575,000 [44]
July 29, 2014 Justin Fontaine 2 years, $2 million [45]
September 11, 2014 Nino Niederreiter 3 years, $8 million [46]
October 12, 2014 Jonas Brodin 6 years, $25 million (extension) [47]
October 22, 2014 Charlie Coyle 5 years, $16 million (extension) [48]
April 9, 2015 Dylan Labbe 3 years, entry-level contract [49]
May 4, 2015 Pavel Jenys 3 years, entry-level contract [50]
May 22, 2015 Michael Keranen 1 year [51]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Minnesota Wild draft picks

Below are the Minnesota Wild's selections made at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[52]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Alex Tuch RW Flag of the United States United States USA U-18 (USHL)
3 80 Louis Belpedio D Flag of the United States United States USA U-18 (USHL)
4 109 Kaapo Kahkonen G Flag of Finland Finland Espoo Blues (Liiga)
5 139 Tanner Faith D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)
6 160[a] Pontus Sjalin D Flag of Sweden Sweden Ostersunds IK (J20 Elit)
6 167[b] Chase Lang C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
6 169 Reid Duke C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
7 199 Pavel Jenys C Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Kometa Brno (Czrep)
Draft notes[53]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 73. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=116460
  4. http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/page/calendar2013/2013-14-nhl-calendar
  5. Wild's Scandella fined for illegal check to the head. NHL (December 1, 2014).
  6. Wild's Scandella suspended two games. NHL (December 10, 2014).
  7. Wild's Suter suspended two games for elbowing. NHL (January 14, 2015).
  8. 2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Minnesota Wild – Statistics. Minnesota Wild. Retrieved on May 8, 2015.
  9. Plekanec, Kuemper and Crosby named 'Three Stars'. NHL (October 13, 2014).
  10. Ennis, Suter and Lundqvist named stars of the week. NHL (December 15, 2014).
  11. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  12. Johansen, Karlsson and Parise named stars of week. NHL (January 26, 2015).
  13. Price, Paquette and Dubnyk named stars of the week. NHL (February 2, 2015).
  14. Dubnyk, Perry and Desharnais named week's stars. NHL (February 9, 2015).
  15. Dubnyk Named First Star Of February. NHL (March 1, 2015).
  16. Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week. NHL (March 30, 2015).
  17. Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March. NHL (April 1, 2015).
  18. Wild Adds Seven On Day 2 Of NHL Draft
  19. Wild Acquires Dubnyk From Arizona
  20. Wild Acquires Bergenheim
  21. Wild Acquires Leopold At Deadline
  22. In Second Deal Of The Day, Wild Acquires Stewart
  23. Wild Acquires Knight, Reassigns Veilleux
  24. Wild Signs Vanek To Three-Year Deal
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Wild Inks Three More On FA Opening Day
  26. Wild Signs Rechlicz To Two-Way Deal
  27. Wild Signs Almond
  28. 28.0 28.1 Minnesota Wild Agrees to Terms with Blum, Schroeder
  29. Wild Ink Falk To One-Year Deal
  30. 30.0 30.1 Wild Signs Gudbranson And Warner
  31. Wild Inks Carter To One-Year Deal
  32. Wild Inks Downing
  33. 33.0 33.1 Wild Agrees To Terms With Brody Hoffman And Zach Palmquist
  34. Ducks Sign Stoner to Four-Year Contract
  35. McCORMICK RETURNS TO BUFFALO
  36. MOULSON SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL
  37. Capitals Sign Jon Landry and Mike Moore
  38. Dan Boyle highlights hectic day of Rangers signings
  39. Ducks Sign LW Heatley to One-Year Contract
  40. Prosser, Welsh agree to contracts with Blues
  41. Ducks Sign Goaltender Bryzgalov to One-Year Contract
  42. Wild Claims Prosser Off Waivers
  43. Wild Re-signs Zucker
  44. Wild Agrees To Terms With Curry
  45. Wild Re-Signs Fontaine
  46. Wild Agrees To Terms With Niederreiter
  47. Wild Signs Brodin To Six-Year Extension
  48. Charlie Coyle Signs Extension
  49. Wild Agrees To Terms With Labbe
  50. Wild Agrees To Terms With Pavel Jenys On An Entry-Level Contract
  51. Wild Agrees To Terms With Michael Keranen
  52. http://www.litterboxcats.com/2014/4/15/5618872/panther-win-panthers-win-the-draft-lottery-that-is
  53. 2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on April 17, 2014.
  54. Jason Pominville traded to Wild by Sabres. National Hockey League. Retrieved on May 20, 2014.
  55. Senators acquire Matt Kassian from Wild. National Hockey League (March 12, 2013). Retrieved on May 20, 2014.
  56. Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire RW Marian Gaborik From the New York Rangers. Columbus Blue Jackets (April 3, 2013).
  57. Wild, Rangers swap Falk, Ferriero. National Hockey League (June 30, 2013). Retrieved on May 20, 2014.
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