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After beating cancer, twice, South St. Paul girl aims to make history

Inspired by her favorite player, Kaelee Dufrane hopes to be first girl to play for Wild

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

Ariel Moralez just assumed it was typical kids-being-kids-style rough housing. 

Her seven-year-old daughter, Kaelee, had bruises on her arms and legs, and complained of being sore. But she was a seemingly normal, active kid with a younger brother at home who she enjoyed playing with.

But as the pain near her neck persisted, and the bruising continued, Ariel's motherly instincts took over. 

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'Tis the season for Minnesota Wild holiday shopping

The Fourth Annual Minnesota Wild Canine Calendar goes on sale Friday, Nov. 27

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced a number of gift ideas for fans this holiday season.

The Minnesota Wild and PetSmart have teamed up to present the Fourth Annual Minnesota Wild Canine Calendar, benefitting the Minnesota Wild Foundation, Coco's Heart Dog Rescue and Soldier's 6. The calendar will go on sale Friday, Nov. 27 at hockeylodge.com and at both Wild Hockey Lodge locations (Xcel Energy Center and Southdale Center). This year's calendar features photos of Wild players and their pets. Coco's Heart's mission is to save the lives of dogs in need and give them the love they deserve. Coco's Heart has also provided the Minnesota Wild with its first two team dogs, Breezer and Hobey. Soldier's 6 is a local non-profit that provides honorably discharged veterans and first responders who may suffer from PTSD with service animals. Breezer was placed with a veteran and his family in June.

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Wild unveils Reverse Retro Jersey for 2020-21 season

Fans can pre-order new adidas Wild Reverse Retro Jersey at The Hockey Lodge

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League (NHL) and adidas today unveiled the adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jerseys for all 31 NHL teams, including the Minnesota Wild, marking the first time in League history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program.

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Wild extends ECHL affiliation agreement with Allen Americans

The two have been affiliated since the 2018-19 season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced it has extended its ECHL affiliation agreement with the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club for the 2020-21 season.

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For Belpedio, NHL inspiration resides in the same dressing room

Defenseman will take aim at an NHL roster spot with another strong training camp

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

Louie Belpedio needn't look far when it comes to finding a path forward in the National Hockey League.

Whenever training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season begins, Belpedio can see just a few feet away at Carson Soucy's transformation from training camp invitee to NHL regular in less than a year's time.

In fact it was training camp last fall where Soucy and Belpedio battled to the final day. A second-round pick of the Wild in the 2014 NHL Draft, the former Miami Red Hawk had played in two NHL games the year prior, this after a sparkling NHL debut late in the 2017-18 season, where he tallied two assists in his first game. 

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Wild signs forward Marco Rossi to a three-year, entry-level contract

Rossi, who led the OHL in assists and points last season, was selected ninth overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Marco Rossi to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Taste of NHL playing time has Kahkonen craving more

Goaltender made debut and went 3-1-1 during a five-game sample size last season

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

There's no doubt that, whenever the 2020-21 NHL season gets underway, things will look very different in the Wild's goal crease.

With Devan Dubnyk now in San Jose, the team signed veteran Cam Talbot to be the top goaltender. Alex Stalock returns to provide a quality No. 2. 

But don't count out the man who may very well be the future of the position in Minnesota, Kaapo Kahkonen, who signed a two-year contract with the club earlier this month.

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Wild re-signs defenseman Louie Belpedio to one-year, two-way contract

The defenseman recorded 20 points in 62 games with the Iowa Wild last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed defenseman Louie Belpedio to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$135,000) for the 2020-21 season.

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NHL announces postponement of Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

League considering new events in 2021 that will allow fans to engage in creative ways

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the postponements of the 2021 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and 2021 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.

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Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 in Mankato postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

Revised Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 details to be announced at a later date

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today announced Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 in Mankato has been postponed due to COVID-19. Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2022.

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