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Seventh season of 'Becoming Wild' premieres Saturday night

Wild, Toyota present six all-new episodes on FOX Sports North

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The seventh season of "Becoming Wild," the Emmy®-award winning television and online series that chronicles a day-in-the-life of a Minnesota Wild player, premieres Saturday, Oct. 14 on FOX Sports North, immediately following the network's "Wild Live" postgame coverage of the Minnesota Wild home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The first of six new television episodes, "Minnesota Wild, Final Road Tune-up," takes fans behind-the-scenes and up close with the team during its final preseason road game against the St. Louis Blues at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 28, a 3-2 Wild victory.

"Becoming Wild" travels around the globe to give Wild fans unprecedented access to their favorite players from their off-season homes. Viewers get an inside look at life off the ice - their grueling workout regimens, family life, and how they relax and unwind.

The 2017-18 season of "Becoming Wild," presented by Toyota, will feature Bruce Boudreau's Hockey School, Marcus Foligno, Luke Kunin, Gustav Olofsson and Eric Staal.

"Becoming Wild" Presented by Toyota Episodes on FOX Sports North:

  • Saturday, Oct. 14, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Minnesota Wild, Final Road Tune-up
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Luke Kunin
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Bruce Boudreau's Hockey School
  • Monday, Nov. 27, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Gustav Olofsson
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Marcus Foligno
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27, following "Wild Live" postgame coverage - Eric Staal

After the initial airing on FOX Sports North, each episode will be available on Additionally, a new series of "Becoming Wild" webisodes will be posted to throughout the season.

Nominated once again for a 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Award, "Becoming Wild" is produced by Patrick O'Connor of PKO Productions in conjunction with the Minnesota Wild. Dustin Peterson and Fred Veinfurt are the videographers and the show is edited by Peter Keffer. For more information, visit

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