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USA Hockey announces roster for All-American Prospects Game

Xcel Energy Center will host game next month featuring the top U.S.-born prospects for 2019 NHL Draft

by USA Hockey / usahockey.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the seventh annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 19 at Xcel Energy Center, home of the NHL's Minnesota Wild. Of the 42 players, 10 hail from the state of Minnesota.

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Iowa Wild to play two preseason games at TRIA Rink

Games against Tucson Roadrunners will take place Sept. 28 and 29

by Iowa Wild @iawild / IowaWild.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Wild, in conjunction with Tucson Roadrunners, announced today the two teams will compete in a pair of preseason games on Sept. 28-29 in Saint Paul at TRIA Rink, the official practice rink of the Minnesota Wild.
 
The first game will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. and the second game will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Gates will open one hour before puck drop.

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Read ready to seize new opportunity with Wild

Former Flyer motivated to prove he belongs in NHL once regular season begins

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

EDINA -- Matt Read says he doesn't consider himself a full-blooded Minnesotan yet. But considering his pedigree -- and now his future -- membership in that club may not be too far behind. 

Read, a former Bemidji State University star, signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Wild on July 30 and will come to training camp ready to compete for a job on the NHL roster this fall. 

A four-year member of the Beavers who helped lead BSU to the Frozen Four in 2009, Read was raised just outside Windsor, Ontario but has lived in Minnesota ever since he went to school here. Read first fell in love with Minnesota summers following his freshman season at Bemidji.

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Wild to host Town Hall Aug. 22, featuring Fenton, Kurvers, Boudreau

GM, assistant GM, coach to answer questions from live studio audience and via social media

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Fans will have the chance to ask the Wild's new front office members questions and get an inside look at the organization's future when the team hosts its latest Wild Town Hall State of the Team Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Xcel Energy Center from 7-8 p.m.

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It's Minnesota Wild day at NHL.com

League website takes a look at what's ahead for the club this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

It's Minnesota Wild day at NHL.com, which can mean only one thing: the hockey season can't be too far away.

For those keeping score at home, the beginning of training camp is a mere 30 days away, with Minnesota's preseason opener at Winnipeg coming just three days after that.

The Wild open the regular season against the Colorado Avalanche in just 50 days and begin the home portion of the schedule against the Vegas Golden Knights in 52.

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Parise, Suter set to play in Stars and Stripes Showdown Aug. 26

Exhibition honoring late Jim Johansson features 29 players from around NHL

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are among 29 NHLers set to play in the Stars and Stripes Showdown on Aug. 26 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

The game is being played in honor of the late Jim Johannson, the assistant executive director of USA Hockey who passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21 at the age of 53. A Rochester, Minnesota native, Johannson had oversight of all in-sport related initiatives, including USA Hockey's efforts in putting teams on the field of play for international competition since 2007.

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Wild to continue support of Whitecaps during inaugural NWHL season

TRIA Rink to serve as home ice for professional women's team

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

SAINT PAUL -- Demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the development and visibility of girls' and women's hockey in the State of Hockey, the Minnesota Wild today announced it will provide far-ranging support of the Whitecaps in their inaugural NWHL season in 2018-19, bringing added visibility to the NWHL, its newest organization and women's hockey. This includes hosting the team's games and practices at TRIA Rink; the Wild sharing their extensive resources, including support in marketing, promotions, communications, social and digital media, and community relations; and pairing of the clubs' regular season home openers on Oct. 6.

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Wild's 2018-19 national broadcast schedule released

Minnesota to appear 11 times on NBC and NBCSN

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The NHL's Minnesota Wild announced today that 11 games will be nationally televised on NBC and NBCSN during the 2018-19 NHL season, including nine at Xcel Energy Center.

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Kunin aims for training camp return

After sustaining torn ACL last March, forward hopes to earn a roster spot this fall in Minnesota

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

MADISON, Wisconsin -- It's not quite Herb Brooks and Mike Eruzione and the famous scene in movie "Miracle," where Brooks, portrayed by Kurt Russell, tells his players to get on the goal line and skate.

Blue line, back. Red line, back. Far blue line, back. Far red line, back. 

Again.

It's not on that level, but for early August, it might as well be. Wild forward Luke Kunin is one of nine former or current players with Madison ties on the ice getting ready for the upcoming hockey season.

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Suter: 'I feel like I'm back'

Amid offseason that's been anything but routine, star defenseman finds sense of renewal

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

MIDDLETON, Wisconsin -- Ryan Suter's labor of love reeks of melted steel and hot electric.

It's what happens when your rink is filled with a haze of pungent smoke from the dust and the fusing together of steel beams. The number of workers in yellow construction hats is twice as many as skaters on the ice. 

And if the old man was around, you can bet he'd be over in the corner with the welders, rolling up his sleeves and getting to work. 

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