2012–13 Minnesota Wild season

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2012–13 Minnesota Wild
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 8th Western
2012–13 record 26–19–3 (55 pts)
Home record 14–8–2
Road record 12–11–1
Team information
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Mike Yeo
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zach Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,794 (104.7%)[1]
(24 games)
Team leaders
Goals Zach Parise (18)
Assists Ryan Suter (28)
Points Zach Parise (38)
Penalties in minutes Zenon Konopka (117)
Plus/minus (+): Matt Cullen (9)
(−): Kyle Brodziak (-18 −18)
Wins Nicklas Backstrom (24)
Goals against average Darcy Kuemper (2.08)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 Minnesota Wild season was the 13th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

The Wild made the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2007–08 NHL season, where they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.

Off-season[edit]

The Wild made a splash in the free-agent pool by signing top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on July 4, 2012. Both were signed to 13-year long contracts.

Regular season[edit]

On February 26, 2013, Zach Parise scored just 27 seconds into the overtime period to give the Wild a 2-1 home win over the Calgary Flames.[3] Parise tied Marian Gaborik's mark, set on January 23, 2013, when he scored 27 seconds into the overtime period to give the Rangers a 4-3 home win over the Boston Bruins.[4] Both goals would prove to be the fastest overtime goals scored during the lockout-shortened season.[5]

The Wild were the most disciplined team during the regular season, with an league-low 135 power-play opportunities against. They also tied the New York Islanders for the fewest shorthanded goals allowed, with 0.[6]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Vancouver Canucks 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
2 Minnesota Wild 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
3 Edmonton Oilers 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
4 Calgary Flames 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
5 Colorado Avalanche 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39
Western Conference[8]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks CE 48 36 7 5 30 155 102 77
2 y – Anaheim Ducks PA 48 30 12 6 24 140 118 66
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 48 26 15 7 21 127 121 59
4 St. Louis Blues CE 48 29 17 2 24 129 115 60
5 Los Angeles Kings PA 48 27 16 5 25 133 118 59
6 San Jose Sharks PA 48 25 16 7 17 124 116 57
7 Detroit Red Wings CE 48 24 16 8 22 124 115 56
8 Minnesota Wild NW 48 26 19 3 22 122 127 55
9 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 48 24 17 7 19 120 119 55
10 Phoenix Coyotes PA 48 21 18 9 17 125 131 51
11 Dallas Stars PA 48 22 22 4 20 130 142 48
12 Edmonton Oilers NW 48 19 22 7 17 125 134 45
13 Calgary Flames NW 48 19 25 4 19 128 160 42
14 Nashville Predators CE 48 16 23 9 14 111 139 41
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 48 16 25 7 14 116 152 39

Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

2012–13 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Finals stats[9]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 42 41 2368:08 24 15 3 98 2.48 1072 .909 2 0 0 2
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 6 3 288:18 1 2 0 10 2.08 119 .916 0 0 0 0
Harding, JoshJosh Harding 5 3 185:05 1 1 0 10 3.24 73 .863 1 0 0 0
Hackett, MattMatt Hackett 1 1 59:12 0 1 0 5 5.08 33 .848 0 0 0 0
Goaltenders
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Harding, JoshJosh Harding 5 5 244:48 1 4 12 2.94 135 .911 0 0 0 0
Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper 2 0 73:27 0 0 4 3.29 33 .879 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Wild. Stats reflect time with the Wild only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Josh Harding[10] Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy June 14, 2013


Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Minnesota's picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Mathew Dumba D  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
2 46[a] Raphael Bussieres LW  Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
3 68 John Draeger D  United States Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA)
4 98 Adam Gilmour C  United States Nobles (USHS–MA)
5 128 Daniel Gunnarsson D  Sweden Luleå (Elitserien)
6 158 Christopher Bertschy C   Switzerland Bern (NLA)
7 188 Louis Nanne LW  United States Edina (USHS–MN)
Draft notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012–2013 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN". ESPN. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/201302260MIN.html
  4. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/201301230NYR.html
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2013_games.html
  6. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2013.html
  7. ^ "2012–2013 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2012–2013 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Minnesota Wild – Statistics". Minnesota Wild. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Harding Receives Masterton
  11. ^ Wild Acquires Rupp
  12. ^ Wild Acquires Pick For Kassian
  13. ^ Wild Acquires Conditional Pick
  14. ^ Wild Acquires Pominville From Buffalo
  15. ^ Ducks Trade Goalie Deslauriers to Minnesota for Future Considerations
  16. ^ a b Wild Signs Mitchell, Konopka
  17. ^ Wild Agrees To Terms With Jake Dowell
  18. ^ a b Welcome To Minnesota Parise, Suter
  19. ^ Wild Inks D Brian Connelly To Deal
  20. ^ Wild Signs Defenseman Clark
  21. ^ Minnesota’s Christensen signs in KHL
  22. ^ Penguins Sign Forward Warren Peters
  23. ^ Bulletin: Senators sign forward Guillaume Latendresse to a one-year contract
  24. ^ Bulletin: Senators sign defenceman Mike Lundin to a one-year contract
  25. ^ Coyotes Sign Johnson to One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  26. ^ Flyers sign (D) Kurtis Foster
  27. ^ Wild Re-Signs Harding
  28. ^ a b Wild Re-Signs Two; Extends Offers To Eight
  29. ^ Wild Re-Signs Kassian
  30. ^ Wild Agrees To Terms With Genoway
  31. ^ Wild Agrees To Terms With Falk
  32. ^ Wild Inks Dumba To Entry-Level Deal
  33. ^ Wild Inks Palmieri To One-Year Deal
  34. ^ Wild Signs Graovac
  35. ^ Wild Inks Haula To Entry-Level Deal
  36. ^ Wild Signs Bussieres To Entry-Level Deal
  37. ^ Wild Re-signs Veilleux
  38. ^ Wild Re-Signs Scandella
  39. ^ Wild Agrees To Terms With Backstrom
  40. ^ Wild Re-Signs Kampfer