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2017–18 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 3rd Central
Conference 4th Western
2017–18 record 45–26–11
Home record 27–6–8
Road record 18–20–3
Goals for 253
Goals against 232
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 (42)
Assists Mikael Granlund (46)
Points Eric Staal (76)
Penalties in minutes Marcus Foligno (72)
Wins Devan Dubnyk (35)
Goals against average Devan Dubnyk (2.52)

The 2017–18 Minnesota Wild season was the 18th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The team's preseason schedule was released on June 13, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

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

PlayoffsEdit

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

As of April 21, 2018[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Staal, EricEric Staal 82 42 34 76 8 42
Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund 77 21 46 67 13 18
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 82 33 31 64 8 44
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 78 6 45 51 −1 34
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 82 14 36 50 15 41
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 82 14 31 45 9 46
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 66 11 26 37 8 18
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 61 9 28 37 −6 8
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 63 18 14 32 14 36
Parise, ZachZach Parise 42 15 9 24 0 14
Foligno, MarcusMarcus Foligno 77 8 15 23 2 72
Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik 81 6 17 23 5 27
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 79 11 11 22 −1 20
Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis 73 8 14 22 −1 12
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 73 6 15 21 23 30
Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 75 6 10 16 2 22
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart

|| 47 || 9 || 4 || 13 || −1 || 27

Reilly, MikeMike Reilly

|| 38 || 2 || 8 || 10 || −6 || 18

Prosser, NateNate Prosser 56 3 6 9 8 19
Olofsson, GustavGustav Olofsson 41 0 8 8 0 14
Mitchell, ZackZack Mitchell 23 3 2 5 −2 4
Murphy, RyanRyan Murphy 21 2 3 5 8 16
Kunin, LukeLuke Kunin 19 2 2 4 −3 13
Seeler, NickNick Seeler 22 0 4 4 10 21
Quincey, KyleKyle Quincey 18 0 3 3 −4 28
Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro 2 1 0 1 1 0
Rau, KyleKyle Rau 3 0 1 1 0 0
Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway 6 0 1 1 0 0
Bertschy, ChristophChristoph Bertschy 1 0 0 0 1 4
O'Reilly, CalCal O'Reilly 1 0 0 0 0 0
Soucy, CarsonCarson Soucy 3 0 0 0 –2 2
Kloos, JustinJustin Kloos 1 0 0 0 0 2

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 5 0 4 4 −2 2
Parise, ZachZach Parise 3 3 0 3 0 2
Granlund , MikaelMikael Granlund 5 1 2 3 −1 0
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 5 1 1 2 −3 2
Staal, EricEric Staal 5 1 1 2 −3 2
Dumba, MattMatt Dumba 5 1 1 2 −4 4
Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway 5 1 1 2 2 0
Seeler, NickNick Seeler 5 0 2 2 1 7
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 5 0 2 2 −3 2
Foligno, MarcusMarcus Foligno 5 1 0 1 −2 16
Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik 5 0 1 1 0 5
Spurgeon , JaredJared Spurgeon 5 0 1 1 −4 0
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 5 0 1 1 −1 14
Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 5 0 1 1 0 0
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 5 0 0 0 −4 0
Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle 5 0 0 0 −3 2
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 5 0 0 0 −4 0
Soucy, CarsonCarson Soucy 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Rau, KyleKyle Rau 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Murphy, RyanRyan Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 60 59 3,450:19 35 16 7 145 2.52 1,769 .918 5 0 3 12
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 28 23 1,495:16 10 10 4 71 2.85 787 .910 1 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 5 5 247:56 1 4 14 3.39 152 .908 0 0 0 0
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 1 0 48:01 0 0 1 1.25 16 .938 0 0 0 0

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Staal, E.E. Staal NHL All-Star game selection[5] January 10, 2018
Staal, E.E. Staal NHL First Star of the Month[6] March 1, 2018

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Stewart, C.C. Stewart 600th career NHL game October 7, 2017
Kunin, L.L. Kunin 1st career NHL game October 14, 2017
Mitchell, Z.Z. Mitchell 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 14, 2017
Kunin, L.L. Kunin 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 21, 2017
Kloos, J.J. Kloos 1st career NHL game October 24, 2017
Kunin, L.L. Kunin 1st career NHL goal October 26, 2017
Mitchell, Z.Z. Mitchell 1st career NHL goal October 26, 2017
Ennis, T.T. Ennis 100th career NHL goal November 2, 2017
Staal, E.E. Staal 500th career NHL assist November 9, 2017
Niederreiter, N.N. Niederreiter 400th career NHL game November 14, 2017
Cullen, M.M. Cullen 1,400th career NHL game December 22, 2017
Prosser, N.N. Prosser 300th career NHL game January 6, 2018
Dumba, M.M. Dumba 100th career NHL point January 10, 2018
Cullen, M.M. Cullen 700th career NHL point January 20, 2018
Zucker, J.J. Zucker 300th career NHL game February 3, 2018
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 400th career NHL game February 8, 2018
Coyle, C.C. Coyle 200th career NHL point February 10, 2018
Seeler, N.N. Seeler 1st career NHL game February 13, 2018
Foligno, M.M. Foligno 400th career NHL game February 13, 2018
Koivu, M.M. Koivu 900th career NHL game February 15, 2018
Niederreiter, N.N. Niederreiter 100th career NHL goal February 15, 2018
Seeler, N.N. Seeler 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
February 22, 2018
Staal, E.E. Staal 900th career NHL point February 22, 2018
Spurgeon, J.J. Spurgeon 500th career NHL game February 23, 2018
Spurgeon, J.J. Spurgeon 200th career NHL point February 25, 2018
Coyle, C.C. Coyle 400th career NHL game February 27, 2018
Niederreiter, N.N. Niederreiter 100th career NHL assist
200th career NHL point
March 4, 2018
Dumba, M.M. Dumba 300th career NHL game March 17, 2018
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 200th career NHL win March 17, 2018
Boudreau, B.B. Boudreau 500th career NHL win March 24, 2018
Greenway, J.J. Greenway 1st career NHL game March 27, 2018
Brodin, J.J. Brodin 400th career NHL game March 31, 2018
Brodin, J.J. Brodin 100th career NHL point March 31, 2018
Dubnyk, D.D. Dubnyk 400th career NHL start April 2, 2018
Belpedio, L.L. Belpedio 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
April 7, 2018
Greenway, J.J. Greenway 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
April 7, 2018

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Foligno, M.M. Foligno 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Greenway, J.J. Greenway 1st career playoff game
1st career playoff assist
1st career playoff point
April 11, 2018
Seeler, N.N. Seeler 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Soucy, C.C. Soucy 1st career playoff game April 11, 2018
Greenway, J.J. Greenway 1st career playoff goal April 15, 2018
Eriksson Ek, J.J. Eriksson Ek 1st career playoff assist
1st career playoff point
April 15, 2018
Seeler, N.N. Seeler 1st career playoff assist
1st career playoff point
April 15, 2018
Foligno, M.M. Foligno 1st career playoff goal
1st career playoff point
April 15, 2018
Rau, K.K. Rau 1st career playoff game April 20, 2018
Murphy, R.R. Murphy 1st career playoff game April 20, 2018

TransactionsEdit

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Vegas Golden Knights
Alex Tuch
To Minnesota Wild
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2017 or 2018
Expansion Draft considerations[a]
[7]
June 23, 2017 (2017-06-23) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jordan Schroeder
To Minnesota Wild
Dante Salituro
[8]
June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) To Buffalo Sabres
Jason Pominville
Marco Scandella
4th-round pick in 2018
To Minnesota Wild
Tyler Ennis
Marcus Foligno
3rd-round pick in 2018
[9]
February 8, 2018 (2018-02-08) To New Jersey Devils
Christoph Bertschy
Mario Lucia
To Minnesota Wild
Viktor Loov
[10]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Montreal Canadiens
Mike Reilly
To Minnesota Wild
5th-round pick in 2019
[11]
Notes
The Vegas Golden Knights will select Erik Haula in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Landon Ferraro St. Louis Blues 2-year, $1.4 million [12]
Alex Grant Boston Bruins 1-year, $700,000 [13]
Ryan Murphy Calgary Flames 1-year, $700,000 [14]
Cal O'Reilly Buffalo Sabres 2-year, $1.4 million [12]
Kyle Quincey Columbus Blue Jackets 1-year, $1.25 million [15]
Kyle Rau Florida Panthers 1-year, $700,000 [16]
Niklas Svedberg Salavat Yulaev Ufa 1-year, $700,000 [17]
August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) Matt Cullen Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year, $1 million [18]
September 18, 2017 (2017-09-18) Dereck Baribeau Quebec Remparts 3-year, $2.3 million entry-level contract [19]
September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26) Brennan Menell Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [20]
October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04) Daniel Winnik Washington Capitals 1-year, $660,000 [21]
May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02) Eric Martinsson Växjö Lakers 1-year, $925,000 entry-level contract [22]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Christian Folin Los Angeles Kings 1-year, $850,000 [23]
Martin Hanzal Dallas Stars 3-year, $14.25 million [24]
Darcy Kuemper Los Angeles Kings 1-year, $650,000 [25]
July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19) Brady Brassart Idaho Steelheads 1-year [26]
July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21) Alex Gudbranson Toronto Marlies Unknown [27]
August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08) Nate Prosser St. Louis Blues 2-year, $1.3 million [28]
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25) Viktor Loov Jokerit 1-year [29]
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25) Adam Vay Saryarka Karagandy Unknown [30]
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) Niklas Svedberg Timrå 2-year [31]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Alex Grant Jokerit 1-year [32]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref
Nate Prosser St. Louis Blues November 30, 2017 (2017-11-30) [33]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Chris Stewart Calgary Flames February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) [34]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12) Ryan Carter [35]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Gustav Olofsson 2-year, $1.45 million [36]
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) Pat Cannone 1-year, $650,000 [37]
July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) Mike Reilly 2-year, $1.45 million [38]
July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03) Zach Palmquist 1-year, $726,000 [39]
July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08) Kurtis Gabriel 1-year, $715,000 [40]
July 10, 2017 (2017-07-10) Steve Michalek 1-year, $715,000 [41]
Zack Mitchell 1-year, $660,000 [42]
July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) Nino Niederreiter 5-year, $26.25 million [43]
August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) Mikael Granlund 3-year, $17.25 million [44]
September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14) Marcus Foligno 4-year, $11.5 million [45]
December 11, 2017 (2017-12-11) Ivan Lodnia 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [46]
March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26) Jordan Greenway 3-year, $3.675 million entry-level contract [47]
April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05) Louis Belpedio 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [48]
April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27) Mason Shaw 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [49]
April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30) Sam Anas 2-year, $1.35 million contract extension [50]
May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02) Dmitri Sokolov 3-year, $2.49 million entry-level contract [51]
May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16) Kaapo Kahkonen 2-year, entry-level contract [52]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Minnesota Wild draft picks

Below are the Minnesota Wild's selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
3 85 Ivan Lodnia RW Flag of the United States United States Erie Otters (OHL)
4 971 Mason Shaw C Flag of Canada Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
4 116 Bryce Misley C Flag of Canada Canada Oakville Blades (OJHL)
5 147 Jacob Golden D Flag of Canada Canada London Knights (OHL)
6 178 Andrei Svetlakov C Flag of Russia Russia CSKA Moscow (KHL)
7 209 Nick Swaney C Flag of the United States United States Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Draft notes:[53]

  1. The Arizona Coyotes' fourth-round pick went to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on February 26, 2017 that sent Grayson Downing, a first-round pick in 2017, a second-round pick in 2018 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019 to Arizona in exchange for Martin Hanzal, Ryan White and this pick.[54]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 73. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. Wild Announces 2017-18 Preseason Schedule (June 13, 2017). Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
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  6. Staal named NHL's First Star for February. NHL.com (March 1, 2018).
  7. 2017 NHL expansion draft results: All the Golden Knights’ trades. sbnation.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  8. Wild trade center Jordan Schroeder to Blue Jackets. espn.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  9. Captain returns: Sabres land Pominville in trade with Wild. ABCNews.com. Retrieved on June 30, 2017.
  10. Wild acquires Viktor Loov from New Jersey (February 8, 2018). Retrieved on February 8, 2018.
  11. Minnesota Wild acquires fifth-round draft pick from Montreal for Reilly (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Wild Agrees to Terms with Forwards Ferraro, O'Reilly. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  13. Wild, Defenseman Grant Agree to Terms. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  14. Wild Inks Defenseman Ryan Murphy. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  15. Wild, Quincey Agree to Terms. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  16. Wild Agrees to Terms With Forward Kyle Rau. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  17. Wild Lands Goalie Niklas Svedberg. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  18. Wild Signs Forward Matt Cullen. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 23, 2017.
  19. Wild Signs Baribeau to Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  20. Wild Inks Menell to Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  21. Minnesota Wild signs Daniel Winnik to one-year contract (October 4, 2017). Retrieved on October 5, 2017.
  22. Minnesota Wild signs defenseman Eric Martinsson (May 2, 2018). Retrieved on May 3, 2018.
  23. LA Kings Agree to Terms with Christian Folin on 1-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  24. Price, Satchel (July 1, 2017). Martin Hanzal will sign with the Dallas Stars, per report. SB Nation. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  25. LA Kings Sign Goalie Darcy Kuemper to 1-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  26. STEELHEADS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD BRADY BRASSART. idahosteelheads.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2017.
  27. Marlies Sign Gudbranson and Pospisil. marlies.ca. Retrieved on July 22, 2017.
  28. Blues sign Prosser to two-year, two-way deal. nhl.com (August 8, 2017).
  29. KOLME UUTTA PELAAJAA JOKEREIHIN (Finnish). jokerit.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  30. "САРЫАРКА" ЗАКЛЮЧИЛА КОНТРАКТ С ВРАТАРЕМ ИЗ СИСТЕМЫ КЛУБА НХЛ "МИННЕСОТА УАЙЛД" АДАМОМ ВАЕМ (Russian). saryarka-hc.kz. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  31. Niklas Svedberg skriver på för Timrå IK (Swedish). timraik.se. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  32. PUOLUSTAJA GRANT JA MAALIVAHTI KALNINS JOKEREIHIN (Finnish). jokerit.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  33. Wild claims defenseman Nate Prosser off waivers from St. Louis (November 30, 2017). Retrieved on November 30, 2017.
  34. Flames claim Chris Stewart off waivers (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  35. Russo: Former Wild winger Ryan Carter retires after 10 years in the NHL. theathletic.com. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  36. Wild sign defenceman Gustav Olofsson to two-year, $1.45M deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  37. Wild re-sign centre Cannone to 2-way deal. tsn.ca. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  38. Wild Re-Signs Mike Reilly to a Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  39. Wild Re-Signs Zach Palmquist. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  40. Wild's Kurtis Gabriel: Inks one-year deal with Minnesota. cbssports.com. Retrieved on July 9, 2017.
  41. Minnesota Re-Signs Steve Michalek to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  42. Mitchell Re-Signs with Wild on One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  43. Wild, Niederreiter Agree to Terms on Five-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  44. Wild Inks Granlund to Three-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  45. Wild, Foligno Agree to Terms. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  46. Wild signs Lodnia to three-year, entry-level contract (December 11, 2017). Retrieved on December 14, 2017.
  47. Minnesota Wild signs Jordan Greenway to three-year, entry-level contract (March 26, 2018). Retrieved on March 26, 2018.
  48. Wild signs Belpedio to entry-level contract (March 26, 2018). Retrieved on March 26, 2018.
  49. Minnesota Wild signs Mason Shaw to entry-level contract (April 27, 2018). Retrieved on April 29, 2018.
  50. Wild re-signs Anas to two-year, two-way deal (May 2, 2018). Retrieved on May 3, 2018.
  51. Wild signs Sokolov to entry-level contract (May 2, 2018). Retrieved on May 3, 2018.
  52. Wild signs Kahkonen to two-year deal (May 16, 2018). Retrieved on May 16, 2018.
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  54. Martin Hanzal traded to Wild by Coyotes (February 26, 2017). Retrieved on February 28, 2017.
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