1. How Many Seasons Did Minnesota Go Without a Team?
The state of Minnesota was left without a hockey team for 7 seasons after the MN North Stars left for Dallas in 1992-93. The Wilds became the first comeback team of Minnesota in 2000.
2. The Team Was Named ‘Wild’ after _____
The name WILD was selected by the management from 13000 submissions. The top choices were Blue Ox, Freeze, Northern Lights, Voyageurs, White Bears, and Wild.
3. When Did the Minnesota Wild Start?
The team was founded on 25th June 1997 by Bob Naegele Jr, a lead Minnetonka native investor. It was officially introduced to the public on 22nd January 1998 at the Aldrich Arena with “Born to be Wild’.
4. Who Is the Owner of the Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey Team?
Bob Naegele Jr sold the franchise to Nashville Predators owner, Craig Leopold on 10th January 2008. He is the principal investor in MSE and a regional sports leader with several teams under him.
5. When Did MN Wilds Play Their First Game?
The Wilds played their first game in 200-01 and were defeated by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under the coaching of head coach Jacques Lemaire. They were continuously defeated for the next 5 seasons as well.
6. The Minnesota Ice Hockey Team Made Their First Win against ____
The team, a member of the NHL Central Division in the West Conference picked up and made their first win in 2002-03 against Tampa Bay Lightnings. They entered the Stanley Cup twice but didn’t secure a win.
7. Where Do the Wild Play Hockey?
MN Wilds is based in St. Paul. The city of St. Paul gave a $65 million loan for building the $130 million home stadium, Xcel Energy Stadium. MasterCard from First USA was the first sponsor.
8. How Many Times Has MN Ice Hockey Changed Its Jersey?
They wore either a green (Home Color) or white jersey with red and gold stripes with the logo on the front. This changed in 2007 after Reebok was hired and then once in 2017 after NHL switched to Adidas.
9. Which among These Players Have a 13 Bond with the Wild?
The Wilds signed a Twin Cities native and an unrestricted free-agent winger Zach Parise and defenceman Ryan Suter to a $98 million contract each for 13-years in the 2012 offseason.
10. What Is the MN Wild Record?
The Wilds have won 35 and lost 16 games so far exclusive of 5 losses due to overtime. They are the only team to not have won the Stanley Cup since their inception. Montreal Canadiens are the kings of ice hockey.
11. Who Is the Captain of the Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey Team in 2021?
Spurgeon was appointed after Koivu, the first permanent captain retired. Spurgeon spent his entire NHL career with the Wilds, he hails from Edmond Canada and specializes in defense having a 7.5 SH score.
12. Did Jared Spurgeon Win a Memorial Cup?
Spurgeon won a memorial cup when he played for Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. He was trained by the Houston Aeros for joining the Wilds. He was inspired by his brother Tyler Spurgeon, a professional.
13. How Many Head Coaches Have the Wilds Had?
The Wilds have had 5 coaches so far, Dean Evason is the current interim head coach since July 13, 2020. His first season was halted due to the pandemic. Scotty Bowman is the best coach in ice hockey.
14. Is the Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey Logo an Optical Illusion?
The logo depicts an environmental landscape consisting of pine trees and a rising sun inside the silhouette of a wild cat whose eye is the North Star. It was designed by Stephen O’Laughlin (SME Branding).
15. Do the MN Wilds Have a Goal Horn?
The team has a goal horn gifted by Daktronics. Its initial goal songs have changed from "Born to Be Wild" and "Rock and Roll Part 2" to several others like, "Crowd Chant", "Let's Go Crazy", and "Jump Around".