2011–12 Minnesota Wild season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2011–12 Minnesota Wild
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 12th Western
2011–12 record 35–36–11
Home record 20–17–4
Road record 15–19–7
Team information
General Manager Chuck Fletcher
Coach Mike Yeo
Captain Mikko Koivu
Alternate captains Matt Cullen
Dany Heatley
Nick Schultz (Oct–Feb)
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 17,772 (98.4%)

The 2011–12 Minnesota Wild season was the 12th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

The Wild failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth time since the 2007–08 NHL season.

Off-season[edit]

On June 17, 2011, the Wild officially introduced Mike Yeo as their new head coach. Yeo had been the head coach of the Wild's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros.[2]

Regular Season[edit]

Excluding 11 shootout-winning goals, the Wild scored 166 goals overall, the fewest in the NHL.[3][4]

Playoffs[edit]

The Wild failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[5]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 Calgary Flames 82 37 29 16 34 202 227 90
3 Colorado Avalanche 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
4 Minnesota Wild 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
Western Conference[6]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65

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]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 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

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
Josh Harding[7] NHL First Star of the Week November 7, 2011
Matt Hackett[8] NHL Second Star of the Week December 12, 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Brett Bulmer 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Marco Scandella 1st Career NHL Goal October 8, 2011
Brett Bulmer 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 10, 2011
Guillaume Latendresse 300th Career NHL Game October 10, 2011
Greg Zanon 400th Career NHL Game October 20, 2011
Dany Heatley 700th Career NHL Point November 12, 2011
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 500th Career NHL Game November 13, 2011
Warren Peters 1st Career NHL Assist November 15, 2011
Kris Fredheim 1st Career NHL Game[9] November 17, 2011
Nick Schultz 700th Career NHL Game November 17, 2011
Mikko Koivu 100th Career NHL Goal November 28, 2011
David McIntyre 1st Career NHL Game November 28, 2011
Matt Hackett 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
December 6, 2011
Niklas Backstrom 300th Career NHL Game December 10, 2011
Dany Heatley 700th Career NHL Game December 13, 2011
Jarod Palmer 1st Career NHL Game December 17, 2011
Jarod Palmer 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
December 29, 2011
Matt Cullen 1,000th Career NHL Game January 10, 2012
Josh Harding 100th Career NHL Game January 10, 2012
David McIntyre 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 10, 2012
David McIntyre 1st Career NHL Goal January 14, 2012
Devin Setoguchi 300th Career NHL Game January 17, 2012
Clayton Stoner 100th Career NHL Game January 19, 2012
Chad Rau 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 21, 2012
Justin Falk 1st Career NHL Goal January 24, 2012
Jared Spurgeon 100th Career NHL Game January 24, 2012
Niklas Backstrom 25th Career NHL Shutout February 2, 2012
Nate Prosser 1st Career NHL Goal February 7, 2012
Kris Foucault 1st Career NHL Game February 14, 2012
Kyle Brodziak 400th Career NHL Game February 28, 2012
Matt Kassian 1st Career NHL Goal March 1, 2012
Devin Setoguchi 100th Career NHL Goal March 1, 2012
Stephane Veilleux 100th Career NHL Point March 11, 2012
Jason Zucker 1st Career NHL Game March 29, 2012
Cal Clutterbuck 300th Career NHL Game March 31, 2012
Tom Gilbert 400th Career NHL Game March 31, 2012
Jason Zucker 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 31, 2012
Cal Clutterbuck 100th Career NHL Point April 5, 2012
Tyler Cuma 1st Career NHL Game April 5, 2012
Chay Genoway 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
April 7, 2012

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 8, 2012.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
32 Finland Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G L 39 2006 Helsinki, Finland
96 Canada Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard Injured Reserve C L 33 2002 Sherbrooke, Quebec
21 Canada Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak C R 33 2009 St. Paul, Alberta
22 Canada Clutterbuck, CalCal Clutterbuck RW R 29 2006 Welland, Ontario
7 United States Cullen, MattMatt Cullen (A) C R 40 2010 Virginia, Minnesota
77 United States Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert D R 34 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 Canada Heatley, DanyDany Heatley (A) LW L 36 2011 Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany
25 Canada Johnson, NickNick Johnson RW R 31 2011 Calgary, Alberta
38 United States Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer D R 28 2012 Ann Arbor, Michigan
28 Canada Kassian, MattMatt Kassian LW L 30 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
9 Finland Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu (C) C L 34 2001 Turku, Finland
48 Canada Latendresse, GuillaumeGuillaume Latendresse Injured Reserve RW L 30 2009 Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
34 Canada McIntyre, DavidDavid McIntyre C L 30 2011 Oakville, Ontario
43 Canada Peters, WarrenWarren Peters C L 34 2010 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Canada Powe, DarrollDarroll Powe C L 32 2011 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 Canada Setoguchi, DevinDevin Setoguchi RW R 30 2011 Taber, Alberta
46 Canada Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon D R 27 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
4 Canada Stoner, ClaytonClayton Stoner D L 32 2004 Port McNeill, British Columbia

Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Minnesota's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Jonas Brodin D  Sweden Farjestad BK (SEL)
1 28 (from San Jose) Zack Phillips C  Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
2 60 (from Vancouver) Mario Lucia LW  United States Wayzata High School (USHS-MN)
5 131 Nick Seeler D  United States Eden Prairie High School (USHS-MN)
6 161 Stephen Michalek G  United States Loomis-Chaffee (HIGH-CT)
7 191 Tyler Graovac C  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Mike Yeo Named Wild Head Coach
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2012.html
  4. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2012_games.html
  5. ^ "2011–2012 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2011–2012 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wild's Harding named NHL's First Star of the week
  8. ^ Iginla, Hackett, Carlson are NHL's Three Stars
  9. ^ The ECHL – Fredheim becomes 473rd ECHL player to reach NHL
  10. ^ "Wild Roster". Minnesota Wild. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ Wild Acquires McIntyre From New Jersey
  12. ^ Wild Pulls Off Blockbuster With San Jose
  13. ^ Wild 2011 Day Two Draft Picks
  14. ^ Wild Acquires Darroll Powe from Philadelphia
  15. ^ Wild Acquires Heatley In Trade With Sharks
  16. ^ Wild Ships Sheppard To San Jose For Pick
  17. ^ Dallas Stars acquire forward Eric Nystrom from Minnesota
  18. ^ Wild Acquires Christensen From Rangers
  19. ^ Wild Swings Deal With New Jersey
  20. ^ Wild Acquires Tom Gilbert From Edmonton
  21. ^ Wild Acquires D Steven Kampfer For Greg Zanon
  22. ^ a b Wild Signs Powe, Taffe; “Becoming Wild” Premieres July 8
  23. ^ Wild Signs D Mike Lundin
  24. ^ Wild Signs Fredheim; Recalls From Houston
  25. ^ "Wild sign 51-year old goaltender as backup for game against Nashville". The Washington Post. November 23, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Straubing Tigers holen AHL-Stürmer Jean-Michel Daoust aus Houston". Straubing Tigers. 2011-06-09. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  27. ^ Panthers Sign G Jose Theodore
  28. ^ Blackhawks agree to terms with Brunette, Mayers, McLean and O’Donnell
  29. ^ Avalanche Signs Kobasew
  30. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Barker and Hordichuk
  31. ^ Antti Miettinen: Headed to KHL
  32. ^ Coyotes Sign Patrick O'Sullivan to a One-Year Contract
  33. ^ Panthers Agree To Terms With C John Madden
  34. ^ Wild Claims Nick Johnson Off Waivers Archived 2011-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Left Wing Colton Gillies Off Waivers from the Minnesota Wild
  36. ^ Brad Staubitz claimed off waivers
  37. ^ Wild Signs Larsson To Entry Level Deal
  38. ^ Wild Signs Darcy Kuemper To Entry Level Deal
  39. ^ Wild Signs Foucault To Entry Level Deal
  40. ^ Wild Locks Up Prosser For Another Season
  41. ^ a b c d Wild Re-Signs Harding, Three Others
  42. ^ Wild Signs Gillies to Two-Year Contract Archived 2011-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  43. ^ Wild Inks Brodin To Entry Level Deal
  44. ^ a b c d Wellman, Palmer Sign Qualifying Offers
  45. ^ Wild Signs Phillips To Contract
  46. ^ Prosser Signs Two-Year Extension
  47. ^ Wild Signs Brodziak To Extension
  48. ^ Wild Signs Coyle To Entry Level Contract
  49. ^ Wild Signs Zucker To Entry-Level Deal
  50. ^ Wild Signs Stoner To Extension
  51. ^ Finnished Business
  52. ^ Wild Signs Gustafsson To Entry-Level Deal