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Staal Foundation Open Catching on in Canada

Family hosts fourth annual PGA Tour Canada event to raise funds for charity in hometown of Thunder Bay

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

When you grow up in a household with four brothers and a dad obsessed with sports, at some point, you just follow the crowd.

For Wild forward Eric Staal, the sports of choice were often hockey and golf. It makes for a symbiotic relationship for one week each year in the Staals' hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament Raises $30,000

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital receives $5,000

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild and Ron Schara Productions jointly announced today that the Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Radco and Mich Golden Light raised $30,000.

The Minnesota Wild Players Team presented by Minn Kota and Humminbird and captained by Jason Zucker and Laura Schara won the event and have chosen the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to receive $5,000. The Minnesota Alumni Team presented by Jack Daniel's and captained by Keith Ballard and Bill Sherck have chosen the Confidence Learning Center to receive $2,500. The Minnesota Wild Coaches Team presented by West Bend and captained by Bruce Boudreau and Ron Schara selected the Wounded Warriors Project to receive $2,500. The Minnesota Wild Foundation will receive the remaining proceeds.

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Lalonde Excited About Upcoming Season in Iowa

Bevy of July 1 signings could have Wild's AHL affiliate on the upswing once again

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- On their way to the United Center for the NHL Draft in Chicago last month, the Minnesota coaching staff began conversing about its roster and the moves being made around the League.

When the talk came to Iowa, Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau turned to Iowa coach Derek Lalonde and joked that the club's AHL affiliate might struggle during the upcoming season.

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Social Look-Back: Wild on the Water

Wild players, coaches, alumni rove Mille Lacs Lake in new bass fishing tournament

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

It didn't take Kyle Rau long to nab his first Wild victory.

Signed by Minnesota on July 1, the former Minnesota Golden Gopher and his boat mates hauled in the winning combination of bass Saturday during the team's Wild on the Water fishing tournament. Rau joined teammates Jason Zucker, Alex Stalock, Jared Spurgeon, Kurtis Gabriel, Kyle Rau and Tyler Ennis as well as coaches, former players and fans at Izatys Resort on Mille Lacs Lake.

 

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Spurgeon, Ennis Living Childhood Dream as Teammates

June 30 trade reunited longtime neighbors, best friends in Minnesota

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- It's often been said that a person has a better chance of winning the lottery than making it to the highest level of professional sports.

Imagine not only beating those odds, but having your best friend also do it.

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Wild's Development Camp Comes to Productive Conclusion

Bombardir discusses who and what he liked about this year's prospect gathering

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Perhaps it's a bit cliche, but the Minnesota Wild got exactly what it wanted from its 2017 Development Camp this week at Xcel Energy Center. 

The camp concluded with a scrimmage on Thursday, and now, all 43 players invited will go their own way for the remainder of summer. 

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Duhaime Finishes Week as Development Camp's 'Most Improved'

Fourth-round pick in 2016 had highlight-reel assist in Thursday's scrimmage

by Brian Halverson / Special to Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- With each and every Wild Development Camp, coaches and player personnel staff are constantly looking for improvement. From one drill to the next, one day to the next and one year to the next, players who best demonstrate their ability recognize a weakness and take their game to another level will always stand out.

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Photo Blog: Skating Drills and a 3-on-3 Tournament

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

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Soucy, Shaw are Minnesota's 'Odd Couple'

Diminutive forward, towering defenseman have forged bond over years of training together

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Mason Shaw and Carson Soucy are the Wild's version of "The Odd Couple."

One is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound forward participating in his first development camp. The other is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman participating in this camp for the fifth time. 

One is just 18 years old. The other will turn 23 in a couple of weeks. 

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Fortin Announces Retirement After Nine Seasons in Front Office

Longtime scout was responsible for Western Hockey League and Western Canada Tier-2 leagues

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the retirement of amateur scout Brian Fortin.

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