Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet Mikko Koivu

Meet Mikko Koivu, a center for the Minnesota Wild.

Mikko Koivu got his start in hockey in his hometown of Turku, Finland where he was born on March 12, 1983. Mikko Koivu is one of two Koivu brothers currently playing for the NHL (brother Saku now plays for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks after spending many seasons as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens).

Clearly Mikko Koivu grew up in a hockey family, and though Mikko may find himself on the other side of the puck as Saku in the NHL, the brothers frequently play as teammates internationally.

Minnesota picked Koivu in the first round of the 2001 NHL draft as the 6th pick overall. Koivu has been with the Minnesota Wild hockey team ever since. In the 2010 offseason, Mikko Koivu signed a franchise record seven-year, $47 million contract extension that will keep him in Minnesota through the 2017-2018 season.

Mikko Koivu is by far a Wild fan favorite and is the captain of the Minnesota Wild hockey team. He is a locker room leader and a lot of fun to watch on the ice. Put on your Mikko Koivu jersey and buy your Minnesota Wild tickets and head over to the Xcel Energy Center this season to see Mikko Koivu and the entire Minnesota Wild roster in action.

Mikko Koivu

Meet Josh Harding

Meet Josh Harding, a goalie for the Minnesota Wild.

Josh Harding of Regina, Saskatchewan is the Minnesota Wild’s second goalie. Harding was Minnesota’s 2002 draft pick in the 2nd round and the 38th overall. This young, talented athlete has since started to prove himself as an NHL caliber player.

Josh Harding has been committed to Minnesota since 2002, yet spent several years playing in the WHL or AHL leagues to prep him for NHL play. In his first season with the Wild in 2002, Harding saw no ice time and didn't record any stats. In 2005, Josh Harding played for 185 minutes and had 83 saves.

With his experience increasing in the NHL, Harding promises to be a solid goalie for the Minnesota Wild in years to come after signing a multi-year contract in 2002. Harding has mentioned how much he enjoys playing for the Wild because Minnesota “feels like home”.

Josh Harding is a solid goalie for the Minnesota Wild team and fans can count on him having a good game every start he receives in the net. Buy Minnesota Wild tickets now and see if Josh Harding can achieve another shut-out win for the Minnesota Wild.

Josh Harding

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meet Cal Clutterbuck

Meet Cal Clutterbuck, a forward for the Minnesota Wild.

Cal Clutterbuck was born on November 18, 1987 and grew up—like most of his fellow NHL players, in Canada. Cal Clutterbuck spent his years of junior hockey on two different teams in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL): the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and Oshawa Generals.

But bigger and better dreams called, and Cal Clutterbuck entered the 2006 NHL draft. The Minnesota Wild picked Clutterbuck during the 3rd round as the 72nd player overall. With excitement and a bit of trepidation, Cal Clutterbuck made his NHL appearance on October 28, 2007 in a match-up against the Colorado Avalanche.

Cal Clutterbuck has quickly become one of the most popular players on the Minnesota Wild roster. Buy Minnesota Wild hockey tickets today and see what all the Cal Clutterbuck fuss is about.

Cal Clutterbuck

Wild Win Over Detroit Red Wings!

The Wild won over Detroit Red Wings! It was a great game in front of a huge Xcel crowd. The Wild rallied past the Red Wings for a 3-2 victory with goals from Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker, and Torrey Mitchell. No goals were scored in the 3rd period. We had tickets right up until Sunday morning, but do not wait until the last minute if you have your eye on certain seats. The less expensive Wild seats sell fast and so do the center ice seats. Order your Minnesota Wild Tickets now!

Minnesota Wild Schedule

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ryan Suter Profile

Ryan Suter is a professional ice hockey defense man and alternate captain with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).Ryan's father, Bob, was a member of the historic gold medal-winning 1980 United States Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice" game. Ryan's uncle Gary Suter was a long-time standout in the NHL.

Ryan was alternate captain for the US team, earning a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Buy Minnesota Wild hockey tickets today and see what all the Ryan Suter fuss is about.

Matt Cullen Profile

Meet Matt Cullen, a center for the Minnesota Wild.

As a Minnesota native, Matt Cullen is living the dream every Minnesota hockey player wishes they could achieve, a chance to play in the NHL for their home town team.

Matt Cullen is from Virginia, Minnesota, located in the Iron Range. He played for Moorhead High School and attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota for two seasons. In the two seasons with the St Cloud State Huskies he recorded 86 points while being named a WCHA All-Star in 1996. After being drafted 35th overall in the 1996 Draft by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Matt Cullen left for the AHL.

In his first AHL season with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in 1997-1998, Matt Cullen scored 27 points in 18 games, which prompted him to be called up to the NHL. In his debut season that year, he scored 27 points in 61 games. In his next 5 seasons with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks he scored a total of 173 points.

After the 2002-2003 season, Matt Cullen played for the Florida Panthers for 2 seasons. Matt Cullen then played for the Carolina Hurricanes and won a Stanley Cup. A year later Cullen would play for the New York Rangers before being traded back to the Carolina Hurricanes.

From 2007-2010 he played for the Carolina Hurricanes and continued his consistency  scoring more than 40 points each year. In February 2010, Matt Cullen was traded to the Ottawa Senators and played 21 games. Finally, On July 1,2010 Matt Cullen returned to his home state where he signed a 3 year, $10.5 million deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota hockey fans relish in the fact that Matt Cullen was born and raised in Minnesota, but we also appreciate his consistency on the ice and his ability to take and make shots at the NHL level. Be sure to give Matt Cullen a big Minnesota welcome when you cheer him on at the Xcel Energy Center this season.

Matt Cullen

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Zach Parise Profile

Meet Zach Parise, an American professional ice hockey left winger.

Zach Parise is an alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. He has also played for the New Jersey Devils, where he served as team captain.

Zach Parise also has represented the United States at several different events. He helped Americans win a gold medal at the 2004 World Juniot Championships.

Buy tickets to support Zach Parise and see the Wild live in action!

Zach Parise

Mike Yeo Head Coach for MN Wild

Meet Mike Yeo, the head coach for the Minnesota Wild.

Mike Yeo was named to the Minnesota Wild coaching staff in 2011. Yeo was formerly an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach of the Houston Aeros.

Yeo was a prospect for the Pittsburgh Penguins and had made his was up to their top minor league affilite. However, after only 19 games, Yeo suffered a career-ending knee injury.

Catch Mike Yeo in coaching action. Attend a Minnesota Wild hockey game today!

Mike Yeo