Player News - Wild

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Zach Parise (back) says he's "good to go" for the World Cup.

"I feel really good," Parise said. "All the rehab went and is going well. I’m happy with the progress. The doctors were really happy today. … I’m really happy with it. I’m good to go." Parise dealt with a herniated disk in his back and it forced him to miss the playoffs last year. The 32-year-old had 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games during the 2015-16 season. He should easily surpass those totals if he stays healthy.
Aug 27 - 9:43 AM

The Minnesota Wild signed Gustav Bouramman to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Wild drafted Bouramman in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 19-year-old scored six goals and 46 points in 68 games with the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He'll likely spend the season back in junior.
Aug 26 - 1:43 PM

Mikko Koivu will serve as captain for Team Finland at the World Cup of Hockey.

The 33-year-old has represented Finland at a number of international competitions. He scored four goals and 10 points in 10 games at last spring's World Championship. Koivu also played for Finland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. The veteran center has scored 556 points in 763 career NHL games.
Aug 22 - 9:28 AM

According to Wild forward Jason Zucker, Las Vegas is a good hockey market.

Zucker was born in California, but moved to Las Vegas when he was a young child. "I love supporting the Vegas community in any way that I can," said Zucker. "Most people don't realize that there's hockey here. It's fun to be able to talk to them and maybe open their eyes a little bit. But it is a good hockey community." The Las Vegas hockey team will begin play in the NHL at the start of the 2017-18 season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 21 - 9:25 PM

Zach Parise is confident that he will be ready for the World Cup of Hockey next month.

Team USA will report to training camp for physicals on Sept. 4 and Parise expects to get a clean bill of health barring anything unforeseen. He missed the end of the regular season and the playoffs with a lower-back injury. Parise was able to get better through "a lot of physical therapy" and surgery was not required.
Aug 10 - 8:43 PM

Swedish coach Tomas Monten had high praise for Joel Eriksson Ek after the National Junior Evaluation Camp wrapped up.

"He wears the C on his jersey because he's the player he is," Monten said. "He doesn't speak much in the locker room, [but] every time we're on the ice, every time we're in the gym, every time we step on the ice, he puts his best game on and he shows the rest of the players where to follow." Eriksson Ek has embraced that leadership role and he could be an important player for Sweden at the World Junior Championship this year. The 19-year-old was drafted 20th overall by Minnesota in 2015 and he could play in his first season in North America in 2016-17.
Aug 7 - 12:00 PM

Minnesota has signed Matt Dumba to a two-year, $5.1 million contract.

He will earn $2.35 million in 2016-17 and $2.75 million in 2017-18. Dumba tallied personal bests last season with 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games. He will have an opportunity to prove himself worthy of a longer term deal.
Jul 28 - 5:10 PM

Matt Dumba is Minnesota's last restricted free agent remaining who needs to be signed.

The 22-year-old defender recorded 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games last season. Dumba's name has come up in possible trade rumors, but so far nothing has materialized on that front. There haven't been many updates on his contract status either.
Jul 26 - 1:14 PM

Jason Zucker intends to shoot more in 2016-17.

He got a tattoo on the back of his left wrist with Tucker Helstrom's signature and underneath it reads, "SHOOT MORE!" Tucker, who passed away earlier this month at the age of nine, was befriended by Zucker at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital back in December and the most frequent advice he gave to the Wild winger was to shoot more. Zucker had 13 goals on 158 shots last year.
Jul 25 - 1:10 PM

Jordan Schroeder has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Schroeder had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that's no longer necessary. He will earn $650,000 when playing in the NHL or $275,000 in the minors. He's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $300,000 though, even if he spends the full campaign in the AHL.
Jul 23 - 4:56 PM

The Minnesota Wild and Jordan Schroeder are reportedly close to a one-year, two-way agreement.

The two sides have an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that they might be able to avoid. Minnesota recently placed Schroeder on Wednesday and he went unclaimed, asserting their argument for Schroeder to get a two-way deal.
Jul 23 - 10:36 AM

Raphael Bussieres has signed with Slovenia's Olimpija Ljubljana.

Bussieres became an unrestricted free agent after Minnesota decided against providing him with a qualifying offer. He had 12 goals and 24 points in 37 ECHL games last season.
Jul 20 - 4:56 AM

The Minnesota Wild have placed Jordan Schroeder on regular waivers.

That's different than the Wild putting Schroeder on waivers with the intention of buying him out. For one thing, Schroeder doesn't have a contract right now as he's a restricted free agent. However, Schroeder did file for arbitration and has a hearing scheduled for July 27. The Wild might be unhappy about that and putting him on waivers now could be a tactic to make their case about him deserving a two-way contract. Either he'll be claimed on waivers, in which case a different team will continue the negotiations, or he'll clear, in which case Minnesota can make the argument that no other team in the league was interested in him with the possibility of him being awarded a one-way deal looming.
Jul 19 - 1:02 PM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way contract.

Palmquist can earn $660,000 in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had four goals and 11 points in 69 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Jul 12 - 1:54 PM

Jordan Schroeder has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27.

Schroeder recorded two goals and four points in 26 contests with the Wild last season. He completed a two-year, two-way contract that came with a $600,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:16 PM


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