The Wild Beat
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.
The games on NBC are against the Blackhawks and Blues in February. The iothers will be shown on NBCSN.
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.
Tim Army replaces Derek Lalonde, who was hired as an assistant with the Lightning. He was head coach at Providence College from 2005-2011.
Six years ago, the Wild signed winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts.
A group of 43 players are expected to attend the Wild's development camp, including 20 Wild draft picks.
The Wild hoped to improve its depth through the NHL's free agent signing period, and that's exactly what it accomplished Sunday.
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.
Fletcher, after not having his contract renewed in Minnesota, will be senior advisor to Devils general manager Ray Shero and be based in Minnesota.
Rau will receive $700,000 in the NHL and $275,000 in the American Hockey League.
Kurvers spent the previous 10 seasons with the Lightning, serving as a senior advisor to the GM the past seven.
The Wild started Saturday with seven picks.
The last game of 2017-18 was played two weeks ago, but it feels like the offseason is just now starting.
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.
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.
Jack Ferreira, 73, has also been GM of the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov will also participate in the tournament after helping Russia to gold at the recent Olympic Games.
The Sedin twins and P.K. Subban are the other finalists for the award, which honors leadership and strong community work.
Forward Dmitry Sokolov tallied a career-high 96 points – including 50 goals – in 64 games in the Ontario Hockey League last season.
Iowa Wild forward Sam Anas led the AHL team in goals and set a single-season franchise record with 26 in 70 games.
The 19-year-old was a high scoring center for Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League.