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Fenton, Flahr prepare Wild for NHL Draft

Minnesota holds eight picks, including the 24th overall selection in the first round

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Wild General Manager Paul Fenton has been helping coordinate and run entry drafts for the better part of the past two decades.

Whether it was as a scout in his early years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim or as a director of player personnel and later an assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators, Fenton knows draft weekend is perhaps the highlight of any offseason.

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How the Wild's 2017 draft picks fared last season

Minnesota selected six players at last year's NHL Draft, including two who reached Iowa in 2018

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Without the benefit of picks in the first two rounds of the 2017 NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild added six players to its prospect pool during the League's annual selection meeting last summer in Chicago.

Here's a look at the players Minnesota selected and how they performed in their first post-draft season:

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Wild has found success in all areas of the draft

Here's a look back at Minnesota's best picks in each round of the NHL Draft

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild is currently armed with eight selections in the 2018 NHL Draft, which takes place this weekend in Dallas.

Minnesota holds the 24th pick in the first round, which occurs Friday evening with seven selections following during the draft's conclusion on Saturday.

In addition to its first-round pick, Minnesota has three picks in the third round and two in the fifth to go along with single selections in the sixth and seventh rounds. Minnesota does not hold picks in the second or fourth rounds.

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Where Minnesota selects in the 2018 NHL Draft

The Wild has eight picks in the draft, including three in the third round and two in the fifth

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Wild enter the week with eight selections in the 2018 NHL Draft, which will take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The first round is scheduled for Friday evening on NBCSN while rounds 2-7 will take place the following day and be broadcast on NHL Network.

Minnesota currently holds the 24th selection in the first round on Friday. The Wild didn't have a first round pick last year and has never selected 24th in franchise history.

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Lucky No. 24: A look at the success of past 24th overall picks

Minnesota will make its first selection 24th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

The Minnesota Wild will select 24th at the NHL Entry Draft, the first time the Wild has had a first-round pick since it chose Luke Kunin 15th overall in 2016. Though the Wild has never chosen 24th in franchise history, its selection will soon find himself in good company. 

Here's a look at some of the most successful players picked 24th in recent NHL history.
 

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Minnesota to host seventh annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Top American prospects eligible for 2019 NHL Draft to showcase talents on Sept. 19, 2018

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which features the top 40 American-born prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, will be hosted by the Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center on Wed., Sept. 19, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

The seventh annual contest, which will be staged in Minnesota for the very first time, is set for a 7 p.m. faceoff. 

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Fenton adjusts to life in Minnesota, with Wild

New GM has been on the job nearly one month, and business is about to pick up

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- After a few weeks of life being a constant blur, things are finally getting back to some semblance of normal for Wild General Manager Paul Fenton.

Two interviews for the job in the span of about 10 days or so, then his actual hiring on May 21 and a press conference at Xcel Energy Center the following day threw things into overdrive.

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Minnesota Wild statement on passing of Larry Hendrickson

Father of Wild assistant coach passed away Friday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

The Minnesota Wild today issued the following statement on the passing of Larry Hendrickson, a fixture in Minnesota hockey and the father of Wild assistant coach Darby Hendrickson:

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Cullen contemplates future in beloved hometown

Moorhead native leaving legacy well beyond his NHL career

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

MOORHEAD -- Matt Cullen isn't sure if he's coming back for a 21st season in the NHL. It's a decision he expects to make in the next few weeks, but one the 41-year-old former St. Cloud State Husky never takes lightly.

This time around, Cullen has the luxury of time. Sure, he'd take the hurried nature of a decision in exchange for a Stanley Cup, a trade-off he's made each of the past two offseasons. 

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Minnesota Wild announces 2018-19 preseason schedule

Wild will play three home games at Xcel Energy Center

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced its 2018-19 preseason schedule will consist of seven games. The Wild will play three games at Xcel Energy Center, including home-and-home series against Central Division opponents Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg.

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