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Bruce Boudreau | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (63) / 1/5/1955
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 175

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The Minnesota Wild will play in an exhibition game in Iowa.
The contest will be against the St. Louis Blues on Sept. 19. The Wild also have preseason games set against Winnipeg (Sept. 17, Sept. 26), Dallas (Sept. 20, Sept. 24), and Colorado (Sept. 22, Sept. 28). Jun 14 - 8:31 AM

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Dean Evason has been hired by the Minnesota Wild to serve as an assistant coach.

Evason will be replacing John Anderson, who didn't have his contract renewed. Evason, 53, has spent the last five seasons as the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals. Before that, he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach of the Washington Capitals. Much of that stint with the Capitals overlapped with Bruce Boudreau time as their bench boss, so Boudreau and Evason are already very familiar with each other.
Jun 7 - 9:34 AM

Wild assistant coach John Anderson will reportedly not have his contract renewed.

Anderson had spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with Minnesota. Prior to that he was the head coach of the AHL's Chicago Wolves and he also logged 814 NHL games during his playing career. The Wild also declined to renew the contract of Wild GM Chuck Fletcher.
Jun 5 - 5:52 PM

Wild owner, Craig Leipold, announced Monday that the team will not renew the contract of Executive Vice President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

"I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years," said Leipold. "Through his strong work ethic, integrity and vision, Chuck and his staff built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team. For all of that I am grateful. I feel it is time for a new approach aimed at delivering a Stanley Cup to the deserving fans of the State of Hockey. I wish Chuck and his family the very best going forward." Brent Flahr, who had been working as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for Minnesota, will serve as acting GM until a replacement is found.
Apr 23 - 12:33 PM

The Minnesota Wild handed Bruce Boudreau his 500th career win as a head coach on Saturday.

Boudreau was behind the bench for his 837th career game. That's the second smallest amount of games any coach has ever needed to reach the 500-win milestone. "I think in the summer when I’m with family, it’ll be pretty cool," Boudreau said. "But right now let’s focus on the game and the team." In terms of PTS%, Boudreau ranks second on the all-time list at .655 among those who have played in at least 300 games. The only coach who has a higher regular season PTS% is the legendary Scotty Bowman.
Mar 25 - 10:22 AM

Bruce Boudreau is one victory away from hitting the 500-win mark for his career.

Boudreau will have an opportunity to accomplish that feat against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Since 2007-08, the 63-year-old has coached for the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks and now the Minnesota Wild. Only 25 other head coaches have reached the 500-win mark in their careers.
Mar 24 - 10:18 AM

The Wild have gone on an incredible 13-1-3 run over their last 17 home games.

Unfortunately Minnesota hasn't been nearly as impressive on the road and that's why the Wild don't currently hold a playoff spot despite their home ice dominance. Minnesota will look to extend its home ice run when they host Ottawa on Monday.
Jan 21 - 9:40 AM

The Minnesota Wild lost some ground in the race for a Central Division playoff spot during their bye week.

"I did a lot of swearing at home," Boudreau said. "I just wish they would have done it earlier than instead of giving me hope and waiting until the last minute to tie it up and win it in overtime all the time." The Wild will return to action at home on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Minnesota is currently tied with Colorado for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but the Avs have two games in hand.
Jan 20 - 9:59 AM

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was happy with Minnesota's performance on Saturday even if his squad suffered a 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay.

The game was closer than the final score suggests as the Lightning didn't even get on the board until 17:18 of the third period. Tampa Bay scored its second goal less than a minute later and then buried the Wild with an empty netter. "I thought our guys played great," Boudreau said. "The heart that they played with, the determination, it’s unfortunate the last two minutes ended like they did. I told them after the game that if they play like that, they’re going to win a lot of hockey games." Unfortunately, that doesn't change the fact that the Wild have now dropped four of their last five contests. They're going into the Christmas break with a mediocre 18-15-3 record as a result, which puts them slightly behind in the playoff race.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:15:00 AM

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau felt Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus was "embarrassing."

Minnesota had 3-1 and 4-2 leads in this contest, but the Blue Jackets managed to claw their way back into the contest. To be fair to Minnesota, the squad has endured far more than its fair share of injuries. Forwards Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund, Marcus Foligno, Nino Niederreiter, and Charlie Coyle are all currently sidelined, so they're in a challenging situation, but Boudreau certainly wasn't in the mood to use that excuse. "It wasn't what Columbus was doing, because I've seen Columbus play 10 times better than that," Boudreau said after the loss. "But the simple plays we're supposed to be making, managing the puck, turning pucks over. You can make excuses all day long. These guys are professionals, and they shouldn't be doing that." The Wild have roughly a week off now, so maybe that will do them some good. We also might see alternate lines for Friday's game against Winnipeg.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:37:00 AM

The Minnesota Wild have reached an affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush.

The Rush were previously affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes' franchise. Minnesota is also affiliated with the AHL's Iowa Wild. "We are excited to announce a new affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush," said Minnesota Wild senior vice president of hockey operations Brent Flahr. "Rapid City is a terrific hockey market that includes a lot of Minnesota Wild fans and provides our organization with another great opportunity for developing our players."
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Minnesota left Matt Dumba unprotected for the expansion draft.

Dumba and fellow rearguard Marco Scandella are available to the Golden Knights. Unless the Wild can make a side deal with Vegas, Dumba will almost certainly be a member of the Golden Knights. Eric Staal was also left unprotected. The Wild retained: Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter, Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Jason Zucker, Jonas Brodin, Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter and Devan Dubnyk.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Although Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is mad with the way Minnesota's season ended, he believes the team is good enough to go far in the playoffs as is.

Minnesota had a 49-25-8 regular season record, but lost in the first round to the St. Louis Blues. "I think we’re good enough where we don’t have to change a lot," Boudreau said. "We were in the top 10 in almost every category in the league, and until March 1, we were in the top five in every category." There will obviously be some turnover as there is every summer, but it's entirely possible that the Wild will avoid making any substantial trades or signings this summer. The Wild are likely to be close to the salary cap anyways once they re-sign their restricted free agents, so it would be somewhat difficult for them to make substantial additions at this time. That being said, you never know, especially this year when the Las Vegas expansion draft throws an uncommon winkle into the offseason proceedings.
Thu, May 25, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold isn't happy with how Minnesota did in 2016-17.

For the second straight season, the Wild were booted out in the first round, this time in a 4-1 series loss to the St. Louis Blues. "I was terribly disappointed [by our finish]. … I’m not over it," Leipold said. "Not over it. I watch these games now and go, ‘That could be us.'" He added that he likes the way the team's built, but he also feels they took an unexpected step back in the playoffs. That being said, he doesn't blame GM Chuck Fletcher for their playoff collapse. As mentioned before, Fletcher's job is safe for now.
Thu, May 18, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Despite another disappointing showing in the playoffs, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher's job is safe for now, per owner Craig Leipold.

Fletcher has been the general manager of Minnesota since May 2009. Under his watch the Wild have made the playoffs for five straight seasons, but haven't gotten past the second round in any of those runs. This year the Wild suffered a disappointing 4-1 series loss to the underdog St. Louis Blues.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
5Kyle Rau
LW1Jason Zucker
2Zach Parise
3Jordan Greenway
4Marcus Foligno
5Tyler Ennis
RW1Mikael Granlund
2Nino Niederreiter
3Charlie Coyle
4Daniel Winnik
5Zack Mitchell
6Luke Kunin
7Kurtis Gabriel
8Justin Kloos
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Nick Seeler
6Nate Prosser
7Ryan Murphy
8Louis Belpedio
9Gustav Olofsson
10Carson Soucy
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock