The Minnesota Wild of the NHL competes in the Central Division of the Western Conference. Their .549 winning percentage places them sixth all-time among hockey franchises and they have made the playoffs nine times. Since the Minnesota North Stars left the state in 1993, the Land of 1,000 Lakes spent several years starving for hockey until the Wild debuted in 2000. Proclaiming “This is Our Ice”, the Wild’s home is the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. For their inaugural season in 2000-2001, the Minnesota Wild had secured NHL Hall of Famer Jacques Lemaire as their head coach. They wisely drafted Marian Gaborik third overall in the 2000 Entry Draft and he would go on to become a franchise cornerstone.
It only took three seasons for the Minnesota Wild to appear in the NHL playoffs for the first time. In that 2002-2003 season Coach, Jacques Lemaire would win the Jack Adams Award as the league’s top coach and the Wild would go on a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals. The Wild finished the regular season in third place in the Northwest Division with 42 wins, paced by leading scorer Marian Gaborik. The Minnesota Wild made history that year as the first team to ever face a 3-1 deficit twice in a postseason and remain victorious each time. The Wild’s Cinderella run would fizzle out in the Conference Finals, as they were swept by the Anaheim Ducks. In 2006-2007 the Minnesota Wild returned to the playoffs, as goalie Niklas Backstrom powered the team to 48 wins. The next season saw the Wild win their first-ever Northwest Division title with 44 wins. In 2013-2014, the Wild reached the playoffs again after racking up 43 wins. Mikko Koivu sat atop the Minnesota record book as he became the all-time team leader in scoring that year. In 2016-2017, Mikael Granlund led the Wild with 69 points and free agent Eric Staal netted 28 goals for new coach Bruce Boudreau. Granlund’s efforts made him a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy while forward Mikko Koivu was named as a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The team set a franchise record for points with 106 and wins with 49, including a team-record 12-game winning streak. In 2017-2018, the Wild notched another 100-point regular season, led by Eric Staal, who scored 42 goals.
The Minnesota Wild have already established themselves as one of the NHL’s elite franchises. Fans from the Land of 10,000 Lakes and beyond can bring all the excitement of a Wild game home with any of our 100% authentic collectibles. Whether it is an autographed Wild jersey hanging on your wall or a puck in a beautiful display case on your desk, collectors will treasure their Wild memorabilia. Stars like Marian Gaborik, Zach Parise, and Mikko Koivu have all played for the Wild and their signed collectibles are certain to increase in value. Now is the time to invest in authentic Minnesota Wild memorabilia.
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