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Sarah McLellan is an Edmonton native. She graduated from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, and covered the Coyotes for five years at the Arizona Republic before arriving at the Star Tribune in November 2017.


Wild will play 11 games on national TV, including two on NBC

Wild will play 11 games on national TV, including two on NBC

The games on NBC are against the Blackhawks and Blues in February. The iothers will be shown on NBCSN.


Wild signs Dumba to five-year, $30M contract

Wild signs Dumba to five-year, $30M contract

The Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba avoided arbitration, as the two sides agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract Saturday — just two days before a hearing was scheduled.


Former Avalanche assistant Army hired to coach Iowa Wild

Former Avalanche assistant Army hired to coach Iowa Wild

Tim Army replaces Derek Lalonde, who was hired as an assistant with the Lightning. He was head coach at Providence College from 2005-2011.


What's in a number? Why Parise's, Suter's Wild contracts are 13 years

What's in a number? Why Parise's, Suter's Wild contracts are 13 years

Six years ago, the Wild signed winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts.


Wild to host development camp July 10-15 at Xcel Energy Center

Filip Johansson of Sweden slipped on a jersey after being selected by the Wild during the first round of the NHL draft in Dallas on June 22.

A group of 43 players are expected to attend the Wild's development camp, including 20 Wild draft picks.


Wild signs free agents Greg Pateryn, Eric Fehr, Matt Hendricks, J.T. Brown

Wild signs free agents Greg Pateryn, Eric Fehr, Matt Hendricks, J.T. Brown

The Wild hoped to improve its depth through the NHL's free agent signing period, and that's exactly what it accomplished Sunday.


Wild places Tyler Ennis on unconditional waivers to buy out contract

Wild places Tyler Ennis on unconditional waivers to buy out contract

The Wild hasn't made any splashy additions to its roster yet this offseason, but the team did make a move Saturday to create more cap space to maneuver by placing winger Tyler Ennis on unconditional waivers to buy out his contract, sources said.


Former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher lands post with New Jersey Devils

Former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher lands post with New Jersey Devils

Fletcher, after not having his contract renewed in Minnesota, will be senior advisor to Devils general manager Ray Shero and be based in Minnesota.


Wild re-signs Kyle Rau to two-year, two-way contract

Wild re-signs Kyle Rau to two-year, two-way contract

Rau will receive $700,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the American Hockey League.


Wild names former UMD, Jefferson star Tom Kurvers assistant GM

Wild names former UMD, Jefferson star Tom Kurvers assistant GM

Kurvers spent the previous 10 seasons with the Lightning, serving as a senior advisor to the GM the past seven.


Wild restocking pipeline, adds McBain during Day 2 of NHL draft

Wild restocking pipeline, adds McBain during Day 2 of NHL draft

The Wild started Saturday with seven picks.


With awards handed out, NHL offseason pace about to pick up

With awards handed out, NHL offseason pace about to pick up

The last game of 2017-18 was played two weeks ago, but it feels like the offseason is just now starting.


Wild opens NHL season in Colorado; home opener Oct. 6 vs. Vegas

Wild opens NHL season in Colorado; home opener Oct. 6 vs. Vegas

The Stanley Cup runners-up will be first on the Xcel Energy Center slate for the Wild, with the rest of the NHL schedule announced Thursday.


Wild's preseason schedule includes three games at the X, one in Iowa

The Wild will play seven preseason games, in which it will travel Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg in addition to the games in St. Paul and Des Moines.


Former North Stars GM Ferreira named Wild senior advisor

Jack Ferreira was GM of the North Stars from 1988-1990.

Jack Ferreira, 73, has also been GM of the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.


Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Granlund is Finland's World Cup captain; 4 Minnesotans on Team USA

Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov will also participate in the tournament after helping Russia to gold at the recent Olympic Games.


Zucker named finalist for NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Zucker named finalist for NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The Sedin twins and P.K. Subban are the other finalists for the award, which honors leadership and strong community work.


Wild signs two, including 50-goal scorer from Canadian junior league

Wild signs two, including 50-goal scorer from Canadian junior league

Forward Dmitry Sokolov tallied a career-high 96 points – including 50 goals – in 64 games in the Ontario Hockey League last season.


Wild signs Anas to two-year, two-way contract

Wild signs Anas to two-year, two-way contract

Iowa Wild forward Sam Anas led the AHL team in goals and set a single-season franchise record with 26 in 70 games.


Wild signs 19-year-old Shaw to entry-level deal

Wild signs 19-year-old Shaw to entry-level deal

The 19-year-old was a high scoring center for Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League.