2010–11 Minnesota Wild season

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2010–11 Minnesota Wild
Division 3rd Northwest
Conference 12th Western
2010–11 record 39-35-8
Home record 19–17–5
Road record 20–18–3
Goals for 206
Goals against 233
Team information
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Todd Richards
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Andrew Brunette (Oct-Dec)
Matt Cullen (Feb–Apr)
Martin Havlat (Dec–Feb)
John Madden (Feb–Apr)
Nick Schultz (Oct–Dec)
Greg Zanon (Dec–Feb)
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,012 (99.7%)
Team leaders
Goals Martin Havlat (22)
Assists Mikko Koivu (45)
Points Havlat
Koivu (62)
Penalties in minutes Brad Staubitz (173)
Plus/minus Clayton Stoner (+5)
Wins Niklas Backstrom (22)
Goals against average Anton Khudobin (1.59)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Minnesota Wild season was the 11th season of play for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

The Wild posted a regular season record of 39 wins, 35 losses, and 8 overtime/shootout losses for 86 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Regular season[edit]

The Wild opened the season in Helsinki, Finland against the Carolina Hurricanes. Goaltender Josh Harding was seriously injured and the Wild signed free agent Jose Theodore to a one-year contract upon the team's return to Minnesota. The Wild ended the regular season with a 5–3 victory over the Dallas Stars, which eliminated the Stars from playoff contention. At the conclusion of the regular season, head coach Todd Richards was relieved of his coaching duties.[2]

Playoffs[edit]

The Wild attempted to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2007–08 season. However, a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 2 eliminated the team from playoff contention.

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p-Vancouver Canucks 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 Calgary Flames 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
3 Minnesota Wild 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
4 Colorado Avalanche 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62
Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 51 2978 22 23 5 132 2.66 1566 .916 3 0 1 2
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 32 1793 15 11 3 81 2.71 963 .916 1 0 0 2
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 4 189 2 1 0 5 1.59 86 .942 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Wild. Stats reflect time with Wild only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Wild only.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Jose Theodore[4] NHL Third Star of the Week January 10, 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Antti Miettinen 400th Career NHL Game October 7, 2010
Brent Burns 100th Career NHL Assist October 19, 2010
Justin Falk 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 19, 2010
John Madden 800th Career NHL Game October 28, 2010
Matt Kassian 1st Career NHL Game November 5, 2010
Marco Scandella 1st Career NHL Game November 12, 2010
Matt Cullen 300th Career NHL Assist November 15, 2010
Marco Scandella 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 17, 2010
Brad Staubitz 100th Career NHL Game November 20, 2010
Matt Cullen 900th Career NHL Game November 24, 2010
Jared Spurgeon 1st Career NHL Game November 29, 2010
Brent Burns 400th Career NHL Game December 12, 2010
Patrick O'Sullivan 300th Career NHL Game December 16, 2010
Kyle Brodziak 100th Career NHL Point December 20, 2010
Mikko Koivu 400th Career NHL Game
200th Career NHL Assist
January 2, 2011
Clayton Stoner 1st Career NHL Goal January 4, 2011
Patrick O'Sullivan 100th Career NHL Assist January 6, 2011
Kyle Brodziak 300th Career NHL Game January 11, 2011
Anton Khudobin 1st Career NHL Shutout January 16, 2011
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 200th Career NHL Assist January 18, 2011
Cal Clutterbuck 200th Career NHL Game January 19, 2011
Martin Havlat 200th Career NHL Goal January 19, 2011
Antti Miettinen 200th Career NHL Point January 25, 2011
Jared Spurgeon 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 25, 2011
Andrew Brunette 1,000th Career NHL Game February 1, 2011
Mikko Koivu 300th Career NHL Point February 3, 2011
Martin Havlat 600th Career NHL Game February 16, 2011
Martin Havlat 500th Career NHL Point February 20, 2011
Jared Spurgeon 1st Career NHL Goal February 22, 2011
Martin Havlat 300th Career NHL Assist March 6, 2011
Marek Zidlicky 500th Career NHL Game March 6, 2011
Nick Schultz 100th Career NHL Assist March 19, 2011
Andrew Brunette 700th Career NHL Point March 26, 2011
Matt Cullen 500th Career NHL Point March 31, 2011
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 300th Career NHL Point March 31, 2011
Carson McMillan 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
April 3, 2011
Drew Bagnall 1st Career NHL Game April 8, 2011
Carson McMillan 1st Career NHL Assist April 10, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Minnesota's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Mikael Granlund C  Finland HIFK (Helsinki)(SM-liiga)
2 39 Brett Bulmer RW  Canada Kelowna Rockets (Western Hockey League)
2 56 (from Washington) Johan Larsson C  Sweden Brynäs IF (J20 SuperElit)
2 59 (from Philadelphia via Los Angeles and Florida) Jason Zucker RW  United States U.S. National U-18 Team (United States Hockey League)
6 159 Johan Gustafsson G  Sweden Farjestad Jr. (Sweden Jr-2)
7 189 Dylan McKinlay RW  Canada Chilliwack Bruins (Western Hockey League)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 8, 2011.[41]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
32 Finland Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G L 36 2006 Helsinki, Finland
42 Canada Bagnall, DrewDrew Bagnall D L 30 2010 Oakbank, Manitoba
25 Canada Barker, CamCam Barker D L 28 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba
96 Canada Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard C L 30 2002 Sherbrooke, Quebec
21 Canada Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak C R 30 2009 St. Paul, Alberta
15 Canada Brunette, AndrewAndrew Brunette LW L 40 2008 Sudbury, Ontario
8 Canada Burns, BrentBrent Burns D R 29 2003 Ajax, Ontario
22 Canada Clutterbuck, CalCal Clutterbuck RW R 26 2006 Welland, Ontario
7 United States Cullen, MattMatt Cullen (A) C R 37 2010 Virginia, Minnesota
18 Canada Gillies, ColtonColton Gillies LW L 25 2007 White Rock, British Columbia
37 Canada Harding, JoshJosh Harding Injured Reserve G R 30 2002 Regina, Saskatchewan
24 Czech Republic Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat RW L 33 2009 Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
12 Canada Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew RW R 32 2009 Osoyoos, British Columbia
9 Finland Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu (C) C L 31 2001 Turku, Finland
48 Canada Latendresse, GuillaumeGuillaume Latendresse RW L 27 2009 Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
11 Canada Madden, JohnJohn Madden (A) C L 41 2010 Barrie, Ontario
45 Canada McMillan, CarsonCarson McMillan RW R 25 2007 Brandon, Manitoba
20 Finland Miettinen, AnttiAntti Miettinen RW R 34 2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland
34 Canada Noreau, MaximMaxim Noreau D R 27 2008 Montreal, Quebec
23 United States Nystrom, EricEric Nystrom LW L 31 2010 Syosset, New York
29 United States Ortmeyer, JedJed Ortmeyer RW R 35 2011 Omaha, Nebraska
6 Canada Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella D L 24 2008 Montreal, Quebec
55 Canada Schultz, NickNick Schultz D L 31 2000 Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
46 Canada Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon D R 24 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
16 Canada Staubitz, BradBrad Staubitz RW R 29 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
4 Canada Stoner, ClaytonClayton Stoner D L 29 2004 Port McNeill, British Columbia
60 Canada Theodore, JoseJose Theodore G R 37 2010 Laval, Quebec
5 Canada Zanon, GregGreg Zanon D L 34 2009 Burnaby, British Columbia
3 Czech Republic Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky D R 37 2008 Most, Czechoslovakia

Farm teams[edit]

The Houston Aeros remain Minnesota's primary American Hockey League affiliate in 2010-11 and the Bakersfield Condors will become the team's ECHL affiliate in 2010-11.[42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Breaking News: Richards Relieved Of Duties
  3. ^ "2010–2011 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ Sedin tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  5. ^ Wild Acquires Brad Staubitz From Sharks
  6. ^ Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  7. ^ Wild Acquires Penner and Lehtonen for Khudobin
  8. ^ Blue Jackets Acquire Forward Petr Kalus from Minnesota Wild in Exchange Future Considerations
  9. ^ Cullen Comes Home
  10. ^ Wild Signs LW Eric Nystrom
  11. ^ a b Wild signs C Peters and D Bagnall
  12. ^ Wild Signs German Goaltender, Endras
  13. ^ Wild Signs Broda To Entry Level Deal
  14. ^ Boom! John Madden Coming To Wild
  15. ^ a b c Wild Signs Three Prospects
  16. ^ Wild Lands Jose Theodore
  17. ^ Wild Signs RW Jed Ortmeyer
  18. ^ Wild Signs D Chay Genoway
  19. ^ Wild Signs UMD Winger Justin Fontaine
  20. ^ Rangers add free agent Boogaard
  21. ^ Blackhawks sign defenseman John Scott
  22. ^ COYOTES SIGN EBBETT TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  23. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agents Jared Ross and Jaime Sifers
  24. ^ HILBERT AND HISEY AGREE TO TERMS
  25. ^ New Keeper: Sharks have committed Wade Dubielewicz
  26. ^ Owen Nolan hoping for NHL comeback
  27. ^ B's Sign Defenseman Shane Hnidy
  28. ^ Wild Lands O'Sullivan; Loses Latendresse
  29. ^ Wild Signs Daoust To One-Year Deal
  30. ^ Wild Signs Rau To Two-Year Deal
  31. ^ Sheppard Signed To One-Year Deal
  32. ^ STAUBITZ INKS TWO-YEAR / $1.15M DEAL WITH WILD
  33. ^ a b Wild Re-Signs Prosser, Kassian
  34. ^ Latendresse Re-Signs For Two Years
  35. ^ a b Wild Re-Signs Disalvatore, Fraser
  36. ^ Wild Signs Earl To One-Year Deal
  37. ^ Harding Excited About Deal
  38. ^ Koivu Signs Seven-Year Extension
  39. ^ Wild Signs Endras For 2011–2012 Season
  40. ^ Wild Locks Up Bulmer For Three Years
  41. ^ "Wild Roster". Minnesota Wild. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  42. ^ http://www.aeros.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=2653