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Cullen Chooses Family in Wild Homecoming

Veteran centerman built something special in Pittsburgh, but chance to finish career in Minnesota too much to pass up

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

The decision to return home and continue his NHL career wasn't an easy one for Matt Cullen. But ultimately, it ended up being the right one.

Cullen, a Virginia, Minn. native and Moorhead resident, signed a one-year deal with the Wild on Wednesday worth $1 million with another $700,000 worth of incentives possible. The 40-year old Cullen has been a revelation for the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping them to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. With that in mind, it would have been understandable if Cullen decided to ride off into the sunset, his day with the Cup approaching later this month.

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Wild Signs Forward Matt Cullen

Virginia native inks one-year deal; scored 31 points for Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League club has agreed to terms with free-agent center Matt Cullen on a one-year, $1 million contract plus $700,000 in potential performance bonuses.

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Early Struggles Didn't Deter Boudreau's Dream for Hockey School

After inauspicious start, camp has become highlight of many summers

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau played professional hockey for two decades. He spent much of that time in the minor leagues; Boudreau played in 141 NHL games.

Without the "big" paychecks of the NHL -- which, by today's standards, weren't very big -- players like Boudreau needed to find a second job during the offseason to make ends meet.

Not wanting to work "a real job" outside of hockey, Boudreau hatched an idea with Maple Leafs teammate Rocky Saganiuk: They'd start their own hockey camp.

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Wild Statement on Passing of Bryan Murray

Fletcher, Flahr offer thoughts on passing of long-time hockey executive

by Minnesota Wild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Brent Flahr shared their thoughts on the passing of long-time hockey executive Bryan Murray:

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Wild Coach's Camp Is a Family's Labor of Love

Golden Horseshoe Hockey School offers Boudreaus rare chance to reunite

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario -- It's a warm summer day 45 minutes south of Toronto. It's mid-August, but as is always the case in Canada, hockey is in the air. 

Inside the Seymour-Hannah Sportsplex, the game's sounds are overwhelming. Operating for the 35th time, this is the Golden Horseshoe Hockey School, started in 1982 by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau.

More than three decades later, Boudreau is still around. You can catch him mixing Gatorade for the kids or mopping the floor after a spill. He works the arena lobby like a politician, shaking hands and telling stories.

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Wild, Minnesota Hockey Announce 2017 Mite Fall Jamboree

Event will take place at National Sports Center in Blaine Sept. 15-17

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey and the National Sports Center, today announced it will host the 2017 Mite Fall Jamboree presented by Xcel Energy on Sept. 15-17 at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. Boys and girls teams from across the State of Hockey are invited to participate in this event.

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After 'Major Letdown' of a Season, Parise Looks Ahead

Forward hopes to bounce back after injury, illness marred 2016-17 campaign

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Last summer was a tough one for Wild forward Zach Parise.

After a back injury sustained late in the 2015-16 regular season forced him to miss Minnesota's playoff series against the Dallas Stars -- one the Wild lost in six games -- he was forced to spend the ensuing months rehabbing the injury as opposed to preparing for a new season.

While the World Cup of Hockey gave Parise something to shoot for in terms of being back on the ice, it meant missing out on many of the normal things that make a Minnesota summer so special to him.

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Fletcher: Foligno Contract All That Stands Between Wild and Training Camp

Contracts for arbitration-bound Niederreiter and Granlund were priority, Wild GM says

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- It's been a busy summer for the Wild and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. But with the signing of perhaps its two biggest restricted free agents now completed, things will start to slow down for awhile around the club's headquarters.

After an earlier-than-expected exit from the postseason, Fletcher and his staff got to work right away, trying to protect Minnesota's most valuable assets in the expansion draft while also being able to improve its forward depth and take care of restricted free agents Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund -- all of this while staying within the confines of a stagnant salary cap.

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Granlund Hungry to Push Wild Deeper into Postseason

After earning new three-year contract, forward hopes to be key player in long playoff run

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

Needless to say, the next time Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu get together for a meal, it's Granlund who will be picking up the check. 

So said Granlund on Wednesday during a conference call with local media after he signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract with the Wild, keeping the Finnish winger in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. 

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Wild Inks Granlund to Three-Year Contract

Forward led club with career-best 69 points last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract ($5.25 million in 2017-18, $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $6.5 million in 2019-20 for a $5.75 million average annual value).

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