Sarah McLellan | Star Tribune
Minnesota Wild and NHL | Reporter

Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and NHL. Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic. Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Sarah is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Bring it: Stalock welcomes challenge for Wild's back-up goalie spot

Alex Stalock finished last season as the Wild's backup goalie. But he'll battle with recently signed Andrew Hammond for the No. 2 spot behind Devan Dubnyk.

Ivan Lodnia, an NHL hopeful since age 5, shows Wild his progress

Ivan Lodnia's audition at Wild camp is part of his journey to live an NHL dream that began before he started school.

Wild prospect Dmitry Sokolov has a knack for the net

The Russian was fifth in the Ontario Hockey League last season with 96 points.

Wild's Zucker responds to trade talk: 'I want to be here'

Despite being unsigned and mired in trade speculation, restricted free agent Jason Zucker continues to actively be involved with the Wild — a decision that underscores his desire to remain with the organization.

Hendricks comes home to play for Wild

Forward Matt Hendricks will likely fill a limited role with the Wild, but brings a veteran presence to the dressing room.

New Wild player J.T. Brown knows who he is and who he isn't

The free-agent signee is a survivor in the NHL.

Zucker, Dumba file for salary arbitration with Wild

The two can continue to negotiate with the Wild but, with a hearing set to be scheduled in Toronto between July 20 and Aug. 4, an arbitrator could issue a ruling if a deal isn't agreed upon beforehand.

Boudreau likes players Wild targeted in free agency

The team didn't make a big splash, settling instead for role players with size.

Six years later, Wild still banking on returns with Zach Parise, Ryan Suter

It felt like Christmas in July in the summer of 2012 when the Wild revealed the two signings that would change the franchise's direction.

Free agent news: Dumba, Zucker get qualifying offers from Wild

Extending a qualifying offer allows the Wild to retain the player's negotiation rights as they enter the free-agent market.