2014–15 Minnesota Wild season

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2014–15 Minnesota Wild
Division TBD Central
Conference TBD Western
2014–15 record
Team information
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Mike Yeo
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Zack Parise
Ryan Suter
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
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The 2014–15 Minnesota Wild season is the 15th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

Off-season[edit]

Following the team's 4-2 Western Conference Semifinals loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, General manager Chuck Fletcher was faced with the task of deciding how to deal with the Wild's 21 free-agents, including 13 unrestricted free agents (UFA) and 9 restricted free agents (RFA).[2] The contract situation for all players, including UFAs Dany Heatley, Cody McCormick, Matt Moulson, and Nate Prosser, needs to be decided before heading into the NHL's free agency period beginning on July 1, 2014.[3]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[4]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Chicago Blackhawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Colorado Avalanche 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dallas Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Minnesota Wild 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Nashville Predators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 St. Louis Blues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Winnipeg Jets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)[5]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Chicago Blackhawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Colorado Avalanche 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dallas Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Top 3 (Pacific Division)[5]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Anaheim Ducks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arizona Coyotes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Calgary Flames 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wild Card Teams[5]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Edmonton Oilers PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Los Angeles Kings PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Minnesota Wild CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Nashville Predators CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 San Jose Sharks PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 St. Louis Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Vancouver Canucks PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Winnipeg Jets CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2014 Pre-Season Game Log: 2–1–1 (Home: 2–0–0 ; Road: 0–1–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 September 22 Minnesota 1–2 Winnipeg Bryzgalov 14,448 0–1–0 [1]
2 September 25 Minnesota 2–3 Pittsburgh OT Bryzgalov 17,858 0–1–1 [2]
3 September 27 Winnipeg 3–4 Minnesota Backstrom 16,822 1–1–1 [3]
4 September 29 Pittsburgh 1–4 Minnesota Kuemper 16,106 2–1–1 [4]
5 October 2 Minnesota St. Louis
6 October 4 St. Louis Minnesota

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

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

Roster[edit]

Updated September 18, 2014.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
32 Finland Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G L 36 2006 Helsinki, Finland
2 United States Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard D L 32 2013 Baudette, Minnesota
25 Sweden Brodin, JonasJonas Brodin D L 21 2011 Karlstad, Sweden
21 Canada Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak C R 30 2009 St. Paul, Alberta
24 Canada Cooke, MattMatt Cooke LW L 36 2013 Belleville, Ontario
3 United States Coyle, CharlieCharlie Coyle C R 22 2011 Weymouth, Massachusetts
44 Canada Falk, JustinJustin Falk D L 25 2014 Snowflake, Manitoba
14 Canada Fontaine, JustinJustin Fontaine RW R 26 2011 Bonnyville, Alberta
64 Finland Granlund, MikaelMikael Granlund C L 22 2010 Oulu, Finland
37 Canada Harding, JoshJosh Harding G R 30 2002 Regina, Saskatchewan
56 Finland Haula, ErikErik Haula C L 23 2009 Pori, Finland
9 Finland Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu (C) C L 31 2001 Turku, Finland
35 Canada Kuemper, DarcyDarcy Kuemper G L 24 2009 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
22 Switzerland Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter RW L 22 2013 Chur, Switzerland
11 United States Parise, ZachZach Parise (A) LW L 30 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 United States Pominville, JasonJason Pominville RW R 31 2013 Repentigny, Quebec
6 Canada Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella D L 24 2008 Montreal, Quebec
46 Canada Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon D R 24 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
20 United States Suter, RyanRyan Suter (A) D L 29 2012 Madison, Wisconsin
26 Austria Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek LW R 30 2014 Baden bei Wien, Austria
19 Canada Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux LW L 32 2012 Saint-Georges, Quebec
16 United States Zucker, JasonJason Zucker Injured Reserve LW L 22 2010 Newport Beach, California


Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.