2019–20 Minnesota Wild
Division 6th Central
Conference 10th Western
2019–20 record 35–27–7
Home record 19–11–5
Road record 16–16–2
Goals for 220
Goals against 220
General Manager Bill Guerin
Coach Bruce Boudreau (Oct. 3 – Feb. 14)
Dean Evason (Feb. 14 – present)
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zach Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
Goals Zach Parise (25)
Assists Ryan Suter (40)
Points Kevin Fiala (54)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Hartman (69)
Wins Alex Stalock (20)
Goals against average Alex Stalock (2.67)

The 2019–20 Minnesota Wild season was the 20th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over with the remaining games being cancelled.[4] The Wild returned to the playoffs after missing them in the 2018–19 season and faced the Vancouver Canucks in the qualifying round, losing in four games.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Central Division standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
4 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
5 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
6 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
7 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Western Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Vegas Golden Knights 71 39 24 8 30 227 211 .606
4 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
5 Edmonton Oilers 71 37 25 9 31 225 217 .585
6 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
7 Vancouver Canucks 69 36 27 6 27 228 217 .565
8 Calgary Flames 70 36 27 7 25 210 215 .564
9 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
10 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
11 Arizona Coyotes 70 33 29 8 26 195 187 .529
12 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514
13 Anaheim Ducks 71 29 33 9 20 187 226 .472
14 Los Angeles Kings 70 29 35 6 21 178 212 .457
15 San Jose Sharks 70 29 36 5 22 182 226 .450
Tiebreaking procedures
  1. Fewer number of games played (only used during regular season).
  2. Greater number of regulation wins (denoted by RW).
  3. Greater amount of wins in regulation and overtime (excluding shootout wins; denoted by ROW).
  4. Greater amount of total wins (including shootouts).
  5. Greater number of points earned in head-to-head play; if teams played an uneven number of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded.
  6. Greater goal differential (difference between goals for and goals against).
  7. Greater amount of goals scored (denoted by GF).

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 13, 2019.[5]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[6]

2019–20 game log: 35–27–7 (Home: 19–11–5; Away: 16–16–2)

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Wild were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks in the qualifying round in four games.[7]

2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[8]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Fiala, KevinKevin Fiala 64 23 31 54 −1 42
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 69 8 40 48 −6 12
Staal, EricEric Staal 66 19 28 47 −9 28
Parise, ZachZach Parise 69 25 21 46 −11 8
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello 65 15 22 37 −9 18
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 62 12 20 32 −1 18
Kunin, LukeLuke Kunin 63 15 16 31 −10 55
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker

|| 45 || 14 || 15 || 29 || −3 || 19

Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 62 8 21 29 7 22
Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway 67 8 20 28 2 54
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 69 2 26 28 15 24
Foligno, MarcusMarcus Foligno 59 11 14 25 8 30
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 69 6 18 24 −7 41
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 62 14 9 23 5 12
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 55 4 17 21 2 28
Hartman, RyanRyan Hartman 69 9 11 20 4 69
Hunt, BradBrad Hunt 59 8 11 19 −7 6
Soucy, CarsonCarson Soucy 55 7 7 14 16 18
Rask, VictorVictor Rask 43 5 8 13 7 6
Galchenyuk, AlexAlex Galchenyuk

|| 14 || 3 || 4 || 7 || 2 || 6

Pateryn, GregGreg Pateryn 20 0 3 3 1 6
Mayhew, GeraldGerald Mayhew 13 2 0 2 4 2
Sturm, NicoNico Sturm 6 0 2 2 2 0
Menell, BrennanBrennan Menell 5 0 0 0 1 2
Seeler, NickNick Seeler 6 0 0 0 −6 8
Dumont, GabrielGabriel Dumont 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Johnson, LukeLuke Johnson 3 0 0 0 −3 0

Playoffs[9]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Staal, EricEric Staal 4 1 4 5 0 2
Fiala, KevinKevin Fiala 4 3 1 4 1 10
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 4 2 2 4 −1 4
Parise, ZachZach Parise 4 0 3 3 2 2
Kunin, LukeLuke Kunin 4 2 0 2 0 2
Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin 4 0 2 2 1 0
Sturm, NicoNico Sturm 2 1 0 1 −1 0
Eriksson Ek, JoelJoel Eriksson Ek 4 1 0 1 1 2
Suter, RyanRyan Suter 3 0 1 1 1 0
Foligno, MarcusMarcus Foligno 4 0 1 1 −2 5
Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello 4 0 1 1 −1 0
Dumba, MathewMathew Dumba 4 0 1 1 1 2
Bartkowski, MattMatt Bartkowski 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greenway, JordanJordan Greenway 4 0 0 0 −1 8
Hartman, RyanRyan Hartman 4 0 0 0 0 9
Soucy, CarsonCarson Soucy 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Galchenyuk, AlexAlex Galchenyuk 4 0 0 0 −2 4
Hunt, BradBrad Hunt 4 0 0 0 −1 2
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 4 0 0 0 0 6
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 2 0 0 0 1 2

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[10]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 38 36 2,177:21 20 11 4 97 2.67 1,082 .910 4 0 1 4
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 30 28 1,664:39 12 15 2 93 3.35 849 .890 1 0 0 2
Kahkonen, KaapoKaapo Kahkonen 5 5 304:12 3 1 1 15 2.96 172 .913 0 0 0 0
Playoffs[11]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Stalock, AlexAlex Stalock 4 4 237:14 1 3 12 3.03 116 .897 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Wild. Stats reflect time with the Wild only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Wild only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

References[edit | edit source]

  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. NHL statement on coronavirus (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  3. Coronavirus live updates: NHL suspends season; MLB to halt spring training; NCAA conference tourneys canceled (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  4. NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup (May 26, 2020). Retrieved on May 27, 2020.
  5. Wild announces 2019-20 preseason schedule (June 13, 2019). Retrieved on September 2, 2019.
  6. Wild announces 2019-20 regular season schedule (June 25, 2019). Retrieved on September 2, 2019.
  7. Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule. NHL.com (July 10, 2020). Retrieved on July 15, 2020.
  8. 2019–20 Regular season – Minnesota Wild Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  9. 2019–20 Playoffs – Minnesota Wild Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on August 8, 2020.
  10. 2019–20 Regular season – Minnesota Wild Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  11. 2019–20 Playoffs – Minnesota Wild Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on August 8, 2020.
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