MINNEAPOLIS -- For years, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has pestered NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman for a chance to host an outdoor game in Minnesota.
Leipold became so insistent, Bettman joked Wednesday that he had to change his cell phone number.
"He was utterly relentless for an outdoor game for his team and this community," Bettman said.
Bettman, Leipold and several Wild players and front office personnel were at TCF Bank Stadium Wednesday to unveil the logo for the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game to be played here between the Wild and Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 21, 2016.
While the Blackhawks will be participating in their fourth outdoor game since 2009, the Wild will be playing their first.