2003–04 Minnesota Wild season

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2003–04 Minnesota Wild
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 10th Western
2003–04 record 30–29–20–3
Goals for 188
Goals against 183
Team information
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Rotating
Brad Brown (Oct)
Andrew Brunette (Nov)
Richard Park (Dec)
Brad Bombardir (Jan)
Jim Dowd (Feb)
Andrew Brunette (Mar-Apr)
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,530
Team leaders
Goals Alexandre Daigle (20)
Assists Andrew Brunette (34)
Points Alexandre Daigle (51)
Penalties in minutes Matt Johnson (188)
Plus/minus Nick Schultz (+12)
Willie Mitchell (+12)
Wins Dwayne Roloson (19)
Goals against average Dwayne Roloson (1.88)

The 2003–04 Minnesota Wild season was the Wild's fourth season.

Offseason[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nasvhille, Tennessee. After finishing the 2002–03 season with a 42–29–10–1 record, the Wild were awarded the 20th pick in the draft. Despite figuring fourth in the League for the previous season with only 178 goals allowed, and scoring only 198 goals, General Manager Doug Risebrough selected defenseman Brent Burns in the first round.

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Pos Team (league)
1 20 Brent Burns  Canada D Brampton Battalion (OHL)
2 56 Patrick O'Sullivan  United States C Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
3 78 Danny Irmen  United States C Lincoln Stars (USHL)
5 157 Marcin Kolusz  Poland F Podhale Nowy Targ (POL)
6 187 Miroslav Kopriva  Czech Republic G HC Rabat Kladno (CZE)
7 207 Georgi Misharin  Russia D Dinamo-Energija Yekaterinburg (RUS)
219 Adam Courchaine  Canada C Vancouver Giants (WHL)
9 281 Jean-Michel Bolduc  United States D Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)

Regular season[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

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The 54th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place during the 2003–04 season and was held on February 8, 2004, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, home arena of the Wild. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 6–4.

Final standings[edit]

Northwest Division[1]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 3 Vancouver Canucks 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
2 4 Colorado Avalanche 82 40 22 13 7 235 198 100
3 6 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
4 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
5 10 Minnesota Wild 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 21 11 2 255 189 109
2 Y- San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 21 12 6 255 183 104
3 Y- Vancouver Canucks NW 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
4 X- Colorado Avalanche NW 82 40 22 13 7 236 198 100
5 X- Dallas Stars PA 82 41 26 13 2 194 175 97
6 X- Calgary Flames NW 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
7 X- St. Louis Blues CE 82 39 30 11 2 191 198 91
8 X- Nashville Predators CE 82 38 29 11 4 216 217 91
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
10 Minnesota Wild NW 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83
11 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 28 29 16 9 205 217 81
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PA 82 29 35 10 8 184 213 76
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 22 36 18 6 188 245 68
14 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 25 45 8 4 177 238 62
15 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 20 43 11 8 188 259 59

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

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 8, 2003 0–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 0–1–0–0
2 W October 10, 2003 5–3 New York Rangers (2003–04) 1–1–0–0
3 L October 12, 2003 2–3 San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 1–2–0–0
4 L October 16, 2003 2–5 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 1–3–0–0
5 T October 18, 2003 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 1–3–1–0
6 L October 19, 2003 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 1–4–1–0
7 L October 21, 2003 2–3 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 1–5–1–0
8 W October 24, 2003 4–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 2–5–1–0
9 L October 25, 2003 2–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 2–6–1–0
10 W October 28, 2003 3–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 3–6–1–0
11 W October 30, 2003 3–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 4–6–1–0
12 W November 1, 2003 2–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 5–6–1–0
13 T November 4, 2003 4–4 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 5–6–2–0
14 W November 7, 2003 3–0 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 6–6–2–0
15 L November 8, 2003 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 6–7–2–0
16 W November 11, 2003 1–0 Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 7–7–2–0
17 L November 13, 2003 0–2 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 7–8–2–0
18 T November 15, 2003 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 7–8–3–0
19 W November 19, 2003 6–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 8–8–3–0
20 L November 20, 2003 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 8–9–3–0
21 L November 22, 2003 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 8–10–3–0
22 L November 26, 2003 1–3 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 8–11–3–0
23 L November 28, 2003 1–2 San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 8–12–3–0
24 T November 30, 2003 1–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 8–12–4–0
25 W December 3, 2003 1–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 9–12–4–0
26 L December 5, 2003 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 9–13–4–0
27 T December 6, 2003 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 9–13–5–0
28 W December 9, 2003 2–1 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 10–13–5–0
29 L December 11, 2003 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 10–14–5–0
30 W December 13, 2003 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 11–14–5–0
31 W December 15, 2003 5–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 12–14–5–0
32 W December 17, 2003 3–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 13–14–5–0
33 T December 18, 2003 1–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 13–14–6–0
34 W December 20, 2003 5–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 14–14–6–0
35 T December 23, 2003 3–3 OT Nashville Predators (2003–04) 14–14–7–0
36 T December 26, 2003 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 14–14–8–0
37 T December 29, 2003 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 14–14–9–0
38 T December 30, 2003 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 14–14–10–0
39 L January 2, 2004 1–2 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 14–15–10–0
40 L January 4, 2004 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 14–16–10–0
41 T January 5, 2004 1–1 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 14–16–11–0
42 W January 7, 2004 7–4 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 15–16–11–0
43 L January 9, 2004 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 15–17–11–0
44 T January 12, 2004 3–3 OT Nashville Predators (2003–04) 15–17–12–0
45 T January 14, 2004 2–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 15–17–13–0
46 W January 16, 2004 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 16–17–13–0
47 T January 17, 2004 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 16–17–14–0
48 L January 19, 2004 0–2 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 16–18–14–0
49 W January 21, 2004 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 17–18–14–0
50 L January 23, 2004 2–6 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 17–19–14–0
51 L January 24, 2004 0–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 17–20–14–0
52 T January 26, 2004 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 17–20–15–0
53 L January 29, 2004 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 17–20–15–1
54 L January 31, 2004 1–2 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 17–20–15–2
55 W February 2, 2004 4–0 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 18–20–15–2
56 W February 4, 2004 4–3 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 19–20–15–2
57 L February 10, 2004 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 19–21–15–2
58 W February 13, 2004 3–0 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 20–21–15–2
59 L February 15, 2004 1–2 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 20–22–15–2
60 T February 17, 2004 4–4 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 20–22–16–2
61 W February 19, 2004 6–2 Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 21–22–16–2
62 L February 22, 2004 1–3 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 21–23–16–2
63 L February 26, 2004 0–4 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 21–24–16–2
64 L February 27, 2004 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 21–25–16–2
65 T February 29, 2004 3–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 21–25–17–2
66 L March 3, 2004 0–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 21–26–17–2
67 T March 4, 2004 1–1 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 21–26–18–2
68 T March 7, 2004 1–1 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 21–26–19–2
69 W March 9, 2004 4–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 22–26–19–2
70 T March 10, 2004 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 22–26–20–2
71 W March 14, 2004 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 23–26–20–2
72 W March 16, 2004 5–2 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 24–26–20–2
73 W March 18, 2004 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 25–26–20–2
74 L March 19, 2004 1–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 25–27–20–2
75 L March 22, 2004 2–3 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 25–27–20–3
76 L March 24, 2004 0–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 25–28–20–3
77 W March 25, 2004 8–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 26–28–20–3
78 W March 28, 2004 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 27–28–20–3
79 L March 29, 2004 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 27–29–20–3
80 W March 31, 2004 5–4 OT Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 28–29–20–3
81 W April 2, 2004 4–2 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 29–29–20–3
82 W April 4, 2004 3–0 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 30–29–20–3

Playoffs[edit]

Despite an incredible playoff run the previous year in 2002-03, the Wild failed to qualify for the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Alexandre Daigle 78 20 31 51 14 -4
Andrew Brunette 82 15 34 49 12 3
Marian Gaborik 65 18 22 40 20 10
Antti Laaksonen 77 12 14 26 20 0
Pascal Dupuis 59 11 15 26 32 5
Wes Walz 57 12 13 25 28 0
Richard Park 73 13 12 25 28 0
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 61 4 18 22 22 -7
Marc Chouinard 45 11 10 21 17 4
Stephane Veilleux 19 2 8 10 20 0
Jeremy Stevenson 53 5 4 9 103 -2
Rickard Wallin 15 5 4 9 14 1
Christoph Brandner 35 4 5 9 8 -2
Matt Johnson 57 7 1 8 177 4
Jim Dowd 14 3 2 5 6 6
Darby Hendrickson 20 1 3 4 6 -8
Jason Wiemer 13 1 3 4 6 -8
Eric Chouinard 17 3 0 3 0 -3
Sergei Zholtok 11 1 1 2 0 -2
Kyle Wanvig 6 0 1 1 20 -2

Defensemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
Filip Kuba 77 5 19 24 28 -7
Andrei Zyuzin 65 8 13 21 48 4
Nick Schultz 79 6 10 16 16 12
Willie Mitchell 70 1 13 14 83 12
Alex Henry 71 2 4 6 106 4
Brent Burns 36 1 5 6 12 -10
Brad Brown 13 0 2 2 12 3
Jason Marshall 12 0 2 2 8 -1
Zbynek Michalek 22 1 1 2 4 -7
Travis Roche 5 0 1 1 0 -3
Brad Bombardir 13 0 0 0 4 1

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA SV%
Dwayne Roloson 48 19 11 11 5 1.88 .933
Manny Fernandez 37 11 14 9 2 2.49 .915

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003-2004 Division Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2003–2004 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012.