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Da Beauty League 'Commissioner' Makes Minnesota Return

Former Wild forward and NHL All-Star Game MVP enjoying retirement in Michigan

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

EDINA -- Rarely during his hockey career has John Scott been counted on as an offensive catalyst. It's a role he enjoys in his current league. 

A former defenseman at Michigan Tech University, Scott was converted to forward in his time with the Wild organization. Even then, scoring big goals wasn't really his forte. 

At 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds, Scott became a fan favorite because of his sand paper grit and willingness to drop the mitts. In 286 games, Scott scored five goals and had 11 points.

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Wild Announces Single-Game Ticket Information for 2017-18 Season

Fans can secure single-game tickets beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Xcel Energy Center

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild single-game tickets for the 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, and at noon that day through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).

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Rau's Return to Minnesota 'Surreal'

Eden Prairie native and former Golden Gopher excited to push for roster spot with Minnesota this fall

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

WOODBURY -- For Kyle Rau, it still hasn't sunk in yet that he's Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Rau

Introduced during a Q & A with about 100 kids at Wes Walz's Hockey School at HealthEast Sports Center as a member of the Wild is still surreal for the Eden Prairie native, who grew up watching the Wild before starring with the University of Minnesota. 

A third-round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft, Rau spent parts of three seasons with the Panthers organization, playing in 33 games with Florida during that stretch, before signing with his hometown Wild on July 1. 

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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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