Russia’s Alexander Khovanov celebrated after beating Sweden in the 2020 U20 world semifinals.

Wild moving on from 2018 draft pick Alexander Khovanov

The Russian forward, selected in the third round, was placed on unconditional waivers, having never appeared in an NHL game.

Panthers get Tkachuk from Flames for Huberdeau, Weegar

July 22
Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau (11) and Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk (19) went for the puck during a game in January 2018.
Matthew Tkachuk and Jonathan Huberdeau had the best years of their career this past season.

NHL takes big strides on women in hockey ops executive roles

July 20
New Jersey Devils assistant general manager Kate Madigan attended the first round of the NHL Draft in Montreal in July.
The NHL is making a concerted effort to diversify team front offices to catch up with other leagues that have already made significant progress in that department.
Wild
July 18
1986: Frantisek Musil was happy to be a North Star.

Reusse: A hockey star in a troubled country? We've seen this film before

There might be a champagne toast or two in St. Paul when Kirill Kaprizov leaves Russia at some point — a toast like the one on a Concorde flight in 1986.
Wild
July 17
Wild forwards Mitchell Chaffee, left, an Nick Swaney.

Wild re-sign forwards Mitchell Chaffee, Nick Swaney to one-year, two-way deals

Both played with Iowa in the American Hockey League last season.
Wild
July 16
The Wild signed Liam Ohgren to a three-year, entry-level contract after drafting him in the first round, 19th overall, on July 7.

Wild signs first draft pick Liam Ohgren to entry-level contract

The 18-year-old likely will play in Sweden again next season as he continues his path to the NHL.
Sports
July 15
Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot was traded earlier this week

Did Talbot really want to stay? Plus a Twins prospect and Aurora forward

On a jam-packed Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand wonders about the Cam Talbot trade. He also chats with Matt Wallner and Morgan Turner.
Star Tribune Wild beat writer Sarah McLellan in front of her closet in her hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. This was from Day 9 in quarantine.
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Daily letters from hockey writer Sarah McLellan to her father from her 14 days of quarantine in an Edmonton hotel room.
Wild
July 14
Jesper Wallstedt talked to reporters after a practice at Tria Rink.

Ace in the hole: Jesper Wallstedt is Wild's goalie of the future

The 2021 first-round pick has excelled at every level, and the world junior tournament is next for the 6-3 Swede.
Wild
July 14
Cam Talbot

After trade by Wild, Talbot says, 'I really didn't want to be moved'

With Cam Talbot headed to Ottawa, the Wild will rely on Filip Gustavsson as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup.
Wild
July 13
Nic Petan, playing for Winnipeg, was stopped by Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during a game in 2017.

'Our team is pretty set': Wild in no hurry to add forward

Free agency isn't the only option to add a bottom-six forward, GM Bill Guerin says.
Randball
July 13
Wild General Manager Bill Guerin traded Cam Talbot on Tuesday.

With Cam Talbot move, did Wild trade less drama for less stability?

Talbot had been solid for most of two years with the Wild. Is Minnesota better off in net now than it was a year ago at this time?
Sports
July 13
Wild goalie Cam Talbot solidified the team’s goalie situation for most of two years.

Breaking down the Cam Talbot trade; an outdoor bicycling adventure

Wild GM Bill Guerin, in trying to head off potential drama, dealt the veteran goalie. But will it be the right hockey move?
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Wild
July 12
Wild goalie Cam Talbot was traded Tuesday to Ottawa.

'No drama, no controversy' after Wild trades goalie Cam Talbot to Ottawa

Filip Gustavsson, who has played 27 NHL games in goal for the Senators, will be the backup in Minnesota to veteran Marc-Andre Fleury.
Wild
July 12
Cody McLeod celebrated a goal for Colorado against the Wild in 2015.

Cody McLeod named Wild development coach

McLeod played with some of the Wild's young players with Iowa last season, but he is changing career now.
Wild
July 11
Jack LaFontaine’s lone start with the Hurricanes was a rough one, as he gave up seven goals at New Jersey on Jan. 22. It might end up being his last

Hurricanes make former Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine a free agent

LaFontaine, the former Mike Richter Award winner, caused a stir in January when he departed the Gophers in the middle of the season for the NHL.
Wild
July 11
Marco Rossi is expected to play a key role for the Wild this season.

Wild to feature three first round picks during open camp this week

The players, including Liam Ohgren, Marco Rossi and Carson Lambos, will have a 3-on-3 scrimmage on Thursday night at Tria Rink in St. Paul.
Sports
July 11
The Kirill Kaprizov situation is getting messy.

Reusse on the confusing Twins, Wild drama and NBA Summer League

On a packed Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand and columnist Patrick Reusse dig deep into the weekend's biggest stories.
Minnesota Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Engelhardt spoke to her players during practice.
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Gophers
July 9
Incoming Gophers men’s hockey freshman Jimmy Snuggerud was picked 23rd overall by the St. Louis Blues.

Scoggins: Motzko sees something 'special' after strong NHL draft showing for Gophers

Five of Bob Motzko's future Gophers players were taken in the 2022 NHL draft to join the already star-studded roster.
Wild
July 9
Calen Addison has a shot to secure his place on the Wild’s defensive corps going into next season.

Roster tweaks remain in progress for cash-strapped Wild

With the NHL draft complete and a new crop of prospects stocked for the future, the Wild must now turn to more immediate considerations.
Wild
July 8
Sam Rinzel pulled on the Blackhawks jersey after Chicago took him 25th overall at the NHL draft Thursday in Montreal.

Nine Minnesotans drafted. Who they are and where they're going

Jimmy Snuggerud and Sam Rinzel were first round selections, and seven others were chosen on Friday. Six have committed to Minnesota college teams.
Wild
July 8
The Wild made picks at 19, 24, 47, 56, 89, 121, 153 and 185 overall at the 2022 NHL draft.

All Eight: A look at the Wild's 2022 draft picks

After adding two forwards on Day 1 of the NHL draft, the Wild added three more with its first picks on the second day. All but one of the six players taken Friday are Canadian.
Wild
July 8
Liam Ohgren, the Wild’s first round draft pick, stood in front of owner Craig Leipold, left, after being chosen at 19 overall on Thursday in Montrea

With plenty of defensive prospects, Wild loads up on forwards in draft

Six of the team's eight choices over two days in Montreal were centers or wingers.
Wild
July 8
After re-signing Marc-Andre Fleury to a two-year contract, questions remain about how he and Cam Talbot will share the crease.

Wild goaltending situation seems set ... but is it?

Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot both have big contracts, but will they share the net or will one get more games?