2018–19 Minnesota Wild season

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2018–19 Minnesota Wild
Division7th Central
Conference11th Western
2018–19 record37–36–9
Home record16–18–7
Road record21–18–2
Goals for211
Goals against237
Team information
General ManagerPaul Fenton
CoachBruce Boudreau
CaptainMikko Koivu
Alternate captainsZach Parise
Ryan Suter
ArenaXcel Energy Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Iowa Wild (AHL)
Allen Americans (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsZach Parise (28)
AssistsRyan Suter (40)
PointsZach Parise (61)
Penalty minutesNick Seeler (64)
Plus/minusMatt Bartkowski (+2)
WinsDevan Dubnyk (31)
Goals against averageDevan Dubnyk (2.54)

The 2018–19 Minnesota Wild season was the 19th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1] On April 2, 2019, the Wild were eliminated from playoff contention after the Colorado Avalanche's 6–2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers, marking the first time the Wild missed the postseason since the 2011–12 season.[2]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 43 240 214 +26 100
2 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 47 30 5 45 272 244 +28 99
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 45 28 9 42 247 223 +24 99
4 x – Dallas Stars 82 43 32 7 42 210 202 +8 93
5 x – Colorado Avalanche 82 38 30 14 36 260 246 +14 90
6 Chicago Blackhawks 82 36 34 12 33 270 292 −22 84
7 Minnesota Wild 82 37 36 9 36 211 237 −26 83
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 43 240 214 +26 100
2 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 47 30 5 45 272 244 +28 99
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 45 28 9 42 247 223 +24 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 +62 107
2 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 +28 101
3 x – Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 +19 93
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Dallas Stars 82 43 32 7 42 210 202 +8 93
2 CE x – Colorado Avalanche 82 38 30 14 36 260 246 +14 90
3 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 −10 86
4 CE Chicago Blackhawks 82 36 34 12 33 270 292 −22 84
5 CE Minnesota Wild 82 37 36 9 36 211 237 −26 83
6 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 −29 81
7 PA Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 −52 80
8 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 −42 79
9 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 −61 71
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The preseason schedule was published on June 13, 2018.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[4]

2018–19 game log: 37–36–9 (Home: 16–18–7; Away: 21–18–2)

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

Player statistics[edit]

As of April 6, 2019[5][6][7]

Skaters[edit]

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Zach Parise 74 28 33 61 –2 26
Eric Staal 81 22 30 52 –7 34
Mikael Granlund 63 15 34 49 –2 20
Ryan Suter 82 7 40 47 –8 41
Jared Spurgeon 82 14 29 43 –1 20
Jason Zucker 81 21 21 42 –9 28
Mikko Koivu 48 8 21 29 –2 22
Charlie Coyle 60 10 18 28 1 16
Jordan Greenway 81 12 12 24 −12 29
Nino Niederreiter 46 9 14 23 −11 10
Mathew Dumba 32 12 10 22 –5 21
Marcus Foligno 82 7 12 19 –1 55
Jonas Brodin 82 4 14 18 –15 30
Luke Kunin 49 6 11 17 –9 27
Ryan Donato 22 4 12 16 –4 4
Eric Fehr 72 7 8 15 –8 30
Joel Eriksson Ek 58 7 7 14 −7 20
J. T. Brown 56 3 5 8 0 29
Kevin Fiala 19 3 4 7 –12 10
Nick Seeler 71 2 5 7 –4 64
Greg Pateryn 80 1 6 7 –11 41
Pontus Aberg 22 1 5 6 –4 6
Brad Hunt 29 3 2 5 –5 6
Victor Rask 23 2 1 3 –1 4
Matt Hendricks 22 0 2 2 –2 19
Matt Bartkowski 2 1 0 1 2 0
Matt Read 12 1 0 1 –2 2
Kyle Rau 6 0 1 1 0 0
Ryan Murphy 2 0 0 0 1 0
Anthony Bitetto 18 0 0 0 –8 4
Nate Prosser 15 0 0 0 1 2
Louie Belpedio 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Sturm 2 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Devan Dubnyk 67 66 3,855:16 31 28 6 163 2.54 1,877 .913 2 0 2 2
Alex Stalock 21 16 1,065:06 6 8 3 53 2.99 525 .899 0 0 2 4

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

Awards and honours[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
October 3, 2018 (2018-10-03) To Montreal Canadiens
Gustav Olofsson
To Minnesota Wild
William Bitten
[8]
November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) To Los Angeles Kings
Pavel Jenys
To Minnesota Wild
Stepan Falkovsky
[9]
January 16, 2019 (2019-01-16) To Anaheim Ducks
Justin Kloos
To Minnesota Wild
Pontus Aberg
[10]
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17) To Carolina Hurricanes
Nino Niederreiter
To Minnesota Wild
Victor Rask
[11]
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21) To Vegas Golden Knights
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
To Minnesota Wild
Brad Hunt
6th-round pick in 2019
[12]
January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30) To New Jersey Devils
Ryan Murphy
To Minnesota Wild
Michael Kapla
[13]
February 20, 2019 (2019-02-20) To Boston Bruins
Charlie Coyle
To Minnesota Wild
Ryan Donato
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
[14]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Nashville Predators
Mikael Granlund
To Minnesota Wild
Kevin Fiala
[15]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Winnipeg Jets
Matt Hendricks
To Minnesota Wild
7th-round pick in 2020
[16]
May 30, 2019 (2019-05-30) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2020
To Minnesota Wild
Fedor Gordeev
[17]

Free agents[edit]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) Steve Michalek to Red Bull Salzburg (EBEL) Unknown [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Matt Bartkowski from Calgary Flames 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) J. T. Brown from Anaheim Ducks 2-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Matt Cullen to Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year [20]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Eric Fehr from San Jose Sharks 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kurtis Gabriel to New Jersey Devils 1-year [21]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Andrew Hammond from Colorado Avalanche 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Matt Hendricks from Winnipeg Jets 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Mike Liambas from Anaheim Ducks 2-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Greg Pateryn from Dallas Stars 3-year [19]
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Tyler Ennis to Toronto Maple Leafs 1-year [22]
July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14) Zack Mitchell to Los Angeles Kings 1-year [23]
July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19) Pat Cannone to ERC Ingolstadt (DEL) 1-year [24]
July 30, 2018 (2018-07-30) Matt Read from Philadelphia Flyers 1-year [25]
August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07) Dylan Labbe to Wichita Thunder (ECHL) 1-year [26]
August 28, 2018 (2018-08-28) Kyle Quincey to HIFK (Liiga) 1-year [27]
August 31, 2018 (2018-08-31) Zach Palmquist to Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) 1-year [28]
November 1, 2018 (2018-11-01) Colton Beck from Iowa Wild (AHL) 2-year [29]
March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18) Mat Robson from Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten) 2-year [30]
April 1, 2019 (2019-04-01) Nico Sturm from Clarkson Golden Knights (ECAC Hockey) 1-year [31]
May 10, 2019 (2019-05-10) Gerald Mayhew from Iowa Wild (AHL) 2-year [32]

Waivers[edit]

Date Player Team Ref
January 25, 2019 (2019-01-25) Anthony Bitetto from Nashville Predators [33]

Signings[edit]

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25) Ryan Murphy 1-year [36]
June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27) Kyle Rau 2-year [37]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Nick Seeler 3-year [38]
July 21, 2018 (2018-07-21) Matt Dumba 5-year [39]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) Jason Zucker 5-year [40]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) Eric Staal 2-year [41]
March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05) Connor Dewar 3-year [42]
March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19) Alexander Khovanov 3-year [43]
June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11) Matt Bartkowski 1-year [44]

Draft picks[edit]

Below are the Minnesota Wild's selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 24 Filip Johansson D  Sweden Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
3 631 Jack McBain C  Canada Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
3 86 Alexander Khovanov C  Russia Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
3 922 Connor Dewar C  Canada Everett Silvertips (WHL)
5 148 Simon Johansson D  Sweden Djurgårdens IF J20 (SuperElit)
5 1553 Damien Giroux C  Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
6 179 Shawn Boudrias RW  Canada Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
7 210 Sam Hengtes C  United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)

Notes:

  1. The Buffalo Sabres' third-round pick went to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on June 30, 2017, that sent Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella and a fourth-round pick in 2018 to Buffalo in exchange for Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and this pick.[45]
  2. The Vegas Golden Knights' third-round pick went to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on June 21, 2017, that sent Alex Tuch to Vegas in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[46]
  3. The Washington Capitals' fifth-round pick went to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on June 14, 2017, that sent Tyler Graovac to Washington in exchange for this pick.[47]

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