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2016–17 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 2nd Central
Conference 2nd Western
2016–17 record 49–25–8
Home record 27–12–2
Road record 22–13–6
Goals for 266
Goals against 208
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Bruce Boudreau
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zach Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (28)
Assists Mikael Granlund (43)
Points Mikael Granlund (69)
Penalties in minutes Chris Stewart (94)
Wins Devan Dubnyk (40)
Goals against average Alex Stalock (1.51)

The 2016–17 Minnesota Wild season was the 17th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[3]

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

PlayoffsEdit

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund 81 26 43 69 23 12
Staal, EricEric Staal 82 28 37 65 17 34
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 80 18 40 58 27 34
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 82 25 32 57 17 53
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 82 18 38 56 13 36
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 79 22 25 47 34 30
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville 78 13 34 47 2 4
Parise, ZachZach Parise 69 19 23 42 −3 30
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 82 9 31 40 34 36
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 76 10 28 38 33 20
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 76 11 23 34 15 59
Haula, ErikErik Haula 72 15 11 26 5 28
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 68 3 22 25 5 20
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 79 13 8 21 3 94
Schroeder, JordanJordan Schroeder 37 6 7 13 5 0
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal

|| 20 || 4 || 9 || 13 || −2 || 10

Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 71 4 9 13 −2 25
Graovac, TylerTyler Graovac 52 7 2 9 7 10
Folin, ChristianChristian Folin 51 2 6 8 10 26
Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 15 3 4 7 1 4
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 39 2 5 7 0 12
White, RyanRyan White

|| 19 || 2 || 1 || 3 || −8 || 14

Dalpe, ZacZac Dalpe

|| 9 || 1 || 2 || 3 || 0 || 9

Olofsson, GustavGustav Olofsson 13 0 3 3 −1 2
Pulkkinen, TeemuTeemu Pulkkinen

|| 9 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −1 || 2

Reilly, MikeMike Reilly 17 1 0 1 1 2
Bertschy, ChristophChristoph Bertschy 5 0 1 1 0 4
Gabriel, KurtisKurtis Gabriel 13 0 1 1 0 29
Cannone, PatrickPatrick Cannone 3 0 0 0 0 0
Mitchell, ZackZack Mitchell 11 0 0 0 −1 0
Tuch, AlexAlex Tuch 6 0 0 0 −3 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Parise, ZachZach Parise 5 2 1 3 –4 8
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 5 1 2 3 –3 10
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 5 2 0 2 –1 2
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 5 1 1 2 –1 0
Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund 5 0 2 2 0 2
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 5 1 0 1 –2 0
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 5 1 0 1 –1 2
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 5 0 1 1 –3 0
Haula, ErikErik Haula 4 0 1 1 –2 0
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 5 0 1 1 –2 2
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville 5 0 1 1 1 0
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 3 0 1 1 0 2
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 5 0 1 1 –1 0
Staal, EricEric Staal 5 0 1 1 –1 0
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 5 0 0 0 –1 2
Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 3 0 0 0 0 0
Folin, ChristianChristian Folin 2 0 0 0 –2 2
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 5 0 0 0 0 0
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 5 0 0 0 –1 0
White, RyanRyan White 3 0 0 0 0 4

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 65 63 3758:00 40 19 5 141 2.25 1842 .923 5 0 0 10
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 18 17 1053:02 8 5 3 55 3.13 562 .902 0 0 1 4
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 2 2 118:55 1 1 0 3 1.51 54 .944 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 5 5 322:15 1 4 10 1.86 133 .925 1 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

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk NHL Third Star of the Month[6] January 3, 2017
Boudreau, B.B. Boudreau rowspan=3|NHL All-Star game selection[7] January 10, 2017
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk
Suter, R.R. Suter

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 300th Career NHL Game October 15, 2016
Eriksson Ek, J.J. Eriksson Ek 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 22, 2016
Parise, Z.Z. Parise 300th Career NHL Goal October 23, 2016
Eriksson Ek, J.J. Eriksson Ek 1st Career NHL Assist October 25, 2016
Graovac, T.T. Graovac 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 29, 2016
Haula, E.E. Haula 200th Career NHL Game November 12, 2016
Koivu, M.M. Koivu 400th Career NHL Assist November 21, 2016
Spurgeon, J.J. Spurgeon 100th Career NHL Assist December 2, 2016
Gabriel, K.K. Gabriel 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 7, 2016
Staal, E.E. Staal 800th Career NHL Point December 11, 2016
Coyle, C.C. Coyle 300th Career NHL Game December 15, 2016
Zucker, J.J. Zucker 200th Career NHL Game December 20, 2016
Spurgeon, J.J. Spurgeon 400th Career NHL Game December 22, 2016
Brodin, J.J. Brodin 300th Career NHL Game January 5, 2017
Koivu, M.M. Koivu 800th Career NHL Game January 5, 2017
Folin, C.C. Folin 100th Career NHL Game January 19, 2017
Dumba, M.M. Dumba 200th Career NHL Game January 26, 2017
Parise, Z.Z. Parise 800th Career NHL Game January 26, 2017
Granlund, M.M. Granlund 1st Career NHL Hat Trick February 4, 2017
Olofsson, G.G. Olofsson 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 12, 2017
Zucker, J.J. Zucker 100th Career NHL Point February 18, 2017
Koivu, M.M. Koivu 600th Career NHL Point February 18, 2017
Granlund, M.M. Granlund 300th Career NHL Game February 27, 2017
Stewart, C.C. Stewart 300th Career NHL Point February 28, 2017
White, R.R. White 300th Career NHL Game March 9, 2017
Hanzal, M.M. Hanzal 200th Career NHL Assist March 10, 2017
Coyle, C.C. Coyle 100th Career NHL Assist March 10, 2017
Suter, R.R. Suter 900th Career NHL Game March 16, 2017
Staal, E.E. Staal 1,000th Career NHL Game March 19, 2017
Pominville, J.J. Pominville 900th Career NHL Game March 30, 2017
Granlund, M.M. Granlund 200th Career NHL Point April 2, 2017

TransactionsEdit

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
Ref
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Ottawa Senators
Marc Hagel
To Minnesota Wild
Future considerations
[8]
February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26) To Arizona Coyotes
1st-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2018
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2019
Grayson Downing
To Minnesota Wild
Martin Hanzal
Ryan White
4th-round pick in 2017
[9]
February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) To Arizona Coyotes
Teemu Pulkkinen
To Minnesota Wild
Future considerations
[10]

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Eric Staal New York Rangers 3 years, $10.5 million [11]
Alex Stalock San Jose Sharks 1 year, $650,000 [12]
Chris Stewart Anaheim Ducks 2 years, $2.3 million [13]
Pat Cannone Chicago Wolves 1 year, $600,000 [14]
Victor Bartley Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $650,000 [15]
February 26, 2017 (2017-02-26) Ryan Carter Iowa Wild 1 year, $575,000 [16]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) Mike Weber Iowa Wild 1 year, $1 million [17]
March 29, 2017 (2017-03-29) Justin Kloos University of Minnesota 2 years, entry-level contract [18]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Thomas Vanek Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $2.6 million [19]
October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16) Justin Fontaine New York Rangers 1 year, $600,000 [20]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Teemu Pulkkinen Detroit Red Wings October 11, 2016 [21]

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Zac Dalpe Columbus Blue Jackets February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) [22]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) Jason Zucker 2 years, $4 million [23]
June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30) Zac Dalpe 1 year, $600,000 [24]
Tyler Graovac 2 year, $1.25 million
July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) Darcy Kuemper 1 year, $1.55 million [25]
July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) Zach Palmquist 1 year, $660,000 [26]
July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) Jordan Schroeder 1 year, $650,000 [27]
July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) Matt Dumba 2 years, $5.1 million [28]
August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26) Gustav Bouramman 3 years, $2.4 million entry-level contract [29]
February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02) Alex Stalock 2 years, $1.3 million contract extension [30]
March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23) Luke Kunin 3 years, $4.275 million entry-level contract [31]
April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Carson Soucy 3 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [32]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Minnesota Wild draft picks

Below are the Minnesota Wild's selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Luke Kunin C Flag of the United States United States Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)
4 106 Brandon Duhaime RW Flag of the United States United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
7 196 Dmitry Sokolov RW Flag of Russia Russia Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
7 204[a] Brayden Chizen D Flag of Canada Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Draft notes
Montreal previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Josh Gorges to Buffalo in exchange for this pick.[34][35]
Buffalo previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to Minnesota in exchange for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's second-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[36]

The Minnesota Wild's third-round pick went to the Nashville Predators as the result of a trade on June 20, 2016 that sent Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo in exchange for this pick.[37]

Buffalo previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent Jamie McGinn to Anaheim in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[38] The condition – Buffalo will receive a third-round pick in 2016 if Anaheim does not qualify for the 2016 Western Conference Final[39] – was converted on April 27, 2016 when Anaheim was eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Anaheim previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 26, 2015 that sent Kyle Palmieri to New Jersey in exchange for Florida's second-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[40] The condition – Anaheim will receive the higher of either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016.[41] – was converted on April 24, 2016 when Minnesota was eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs ensuring that the Wild's pick would be higher than Florida's.
New Jersey previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on February 26, 2015 that sent Jaromir Jagr to Florida in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[42]
Florida previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on February 24, 2015 that sent Sean Bergenheim and a seventh-round pick in 2016 to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.[43]
The Florida Panthers' seventh-round pick went to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on February 24, 2015 that sent a third-round pick in 2016 to Florida in exchange for Sean Bergenheim and this pick.[43]

ReferencesEdit

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  10. Coyotes Acquire Pulkkinen From Minnesota. NHL.com. Retrieved on February 27, 2017.
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  13. Wild Agrees To Terms With Free-Agent Forward Chris Stewart. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2016.
  14. Wild Signs Free-Agent Forward Pat Cannone. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  15. Wild Agrees To Terms With Victor Bartley. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  16. Wild Signs Ryan Carter. nhl.com. Retrieved on February 27, 2017.
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  18. Wild Signs Justin Kloos to Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2017.
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  25. Wild Agrees To Terms On A One-Year Deal With Darcy Kuemper. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  26. Wild Re-Signs Defenseman Zach Palmquist. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  27. Wild Agrees To Terms With Jordan Schroeder On A One-Year, Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  28. Wild Agrees To Terms With Matt Dumba On A Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  29. Wild Agrees To Terms With Defenseman Gustav Bouramman On A Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 29, 2016.
  30. Wild Re-Signs Stalock to Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on February 3, 2017.
  31. Wild Signs Luke Kunin. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2017.
  32. Wild Agrees to Terms with Defenseman Carson Soucy. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  33. Canadiens trade for Shaw, deal Eller (June 24, 2016). Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  34. Trade to Sabres ends Gorges' run in Montreal (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 20, 2014.
  35. Canadiens acquire a second round pick in 2016 from the Sabres for Josh Gorges (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 20, 2014.
  36. Wild acquire forward Moulson from Sabres. National Hockey League (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on March 5, 2014.
  37. Sabres acquire rights to Vesey from Predators (June 20, 2016). Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
  38. Ducks Acquire LW McGinn from Buffalo in Exchange for a 2016 Conditional Third-Round Pick (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
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  40. Left wing Kyle Palmieri acquired by Devils in deal with Ducks (June 26, 2015). Retrieved on June 26, 2015.
  41. Devils' trade for Kyle Palmieri is finalized (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 29, 2015.
  42. Devils trade Jaromir Jagr to Panthers for picks (February 26, 2015). Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Wild acquire Bergenheim from Panthers in trade (February 24, 2015). Retrieved on February 24, 2015.
  44. Trades completed during 2015 NHL Draft weekend (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 27, 2015.
  45. Flames acquire Backstrom, sixth round pick from Minnesota for Jones (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
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