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Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
Founded 2000
Home ice Xcel Energy Center
Based in St. Paul
Colours Green, red
League National Hockey League
Head coach Jacques Lemaire
General manager Doug Risebrough
Owner Bob Naegele Jr.

The Minnesota Wild are a National Hockey League team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Founded: 2000
Arena: Xcel Energy Center
Uniform colors: Forest green, Iron Range red, harvest gold, and wheat.
Logo design: A stylized animal's profile, with a mural of green trees, red sky and a yellow sun with a white star as the eye.
Stanley Cups won: 0

Franchise history

2000 -- The Minnesota Wild pick Marian Gaborik #3 in Round 1 of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

2003 -- The Wild, in their first ever playoff appearance, make an unprecedented NHL Stanley Cup Playoff run in 2003 by making it all the way to the Western Conference Finals before being swept 4-0 by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Previously, the Wild had beaten the heavily favored and third seeded Colorado Avalanche in the first round in seven games, coming down from a 3-1 series deficit and winning both Game 6 and 7 in overtime. Andrew Brunette scored the series clincher. In the Western Conference Semi-finals, the Wild beat the fourth seeded Vancouver Caunucks, again in seven games, and again after being down 3-1 in the series. In the process, the Wild became the first team in playoff history to capture a seven game series twice after facing elimination during Game 5.

Players of Note

Hall of Famers:

Current stars:


Not to be forgotten:


Retired Numbers:

Minnesota Wild official web site (http://www.wild.com/)

National Hockey League
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Trophies and Awards: Stanley Cup | Prince of Wales | Clarence S. Campbell | Presidents' Trophy | Art Ross | Bill Masterton | Calder | Conn Smythe | Hart | Norris | King Clancy | Lady Byng | Lester B. Pearson Award | Rocket Richard | Plus/Minus | Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award | Jennings | Vezina
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