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Minnesota Wild open 2018 training camp

By Staff Reports, 09/13/18, 12:30PM CDT

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Preparations for the 2018-19 season begin this week at Xcel Energy Center


Let’s Play Hockey photo by Mike Thill

The Minnesota Wild will open its 2018 training camp on Friday, Sept. 14, at Xcel Energy Center. The team will hold an open practice for fans on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. as part of the “Flood The Rink” events taking place that day. Fans can enter Xcel Energy Center through Gates 1 and 2 beginning at 8:45 a.m. The Wild training camp roster currently consists of 61 players. 

Wild regular season single-game tickets will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, and at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Minnesota opens the 2018-19 regular season at Colorado on Oct. 4 and hosts the Vegas Golden Knights in the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. 

The Wild’s “Flood The Rink” events will help create the ice for the 2018-19 NHL season. In portable containers – a maximum of three ounces of water – fans can contribute their water into a Zamboni located inside Gate 1 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fan-provided water will be filtered and used the following day to help make ice at Xcel Energy Center. 

At the start of the 2017-18 season, the Minnesota Wild unveiled a new tradition, This Is Our Ice, calling upon fans to contribute water from their local hockey ponds, lakes and rinks to be filtered and frozen into the Xcel Energy Center ice sheet. This year the team is challenging its fans to collect water from all 10,000+ lakes in Minnesota. 

Wild fans can participate in the 10,000 Lakes Challenge by collecting their meaningful water and bringing it to the “Flood the Rink” event on Sept. 15, or any home game during the season. Fans can then track their contributions on the This Is Our Ice webpage on wild.com, which features data from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Lake Finder tool. 

Fans who contribute water on Sept. 15 will receive a This Is Our Ice jersey patch and fans who contribute water from a Minnesota lake will receive a 10,000 Lakes Challenge t-shirt, while supplies last. All fans that contribute water will also be entered for a chance to win tickets to the Wild game on March 25 vs. Nashville. 

While participating in the 10,000 Lakes Challenge requires fans to bring water from a lake, all fans are once again encouraged to bring water from their favorite pond, river or ice rink to contribute during the season.

2018 Minnesota Wild Training Camp Roster

# NAME POSITION HEIGHT WEIGHT S/C HOMETOWN 2017-18 TEAM
3 Charlie Coyle F 6-3 218 R East Weymouth, Mass. Minnesota (NHL)
6 Ryan Murphy D 5-11 185 R Aurora, Ont. Minnesota (NHL)
8 Cal O'Reilly F 6-0 191 L Toronto, Ont. Iowa (AHL)
9 Mikko Koivu F 6-3 215 L Turku, Finland Minnesota (NHL)
10 Matt Read F 5-10 185 R Ilderton, Ont. Philadelphia (NHL)
11 Zach Parise F 5-11 197 L Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota (NHL)
12 Eric Staal F 6-4 205 L Thunder Bay, Ont. Minnesota (NHL)
14 Joel Eriksson Ek F 6-1 206 L Karlstad, Sweden Minnesota (NHL)
15 Matt Hendricks F 6-0 209 L Blaine, Minn. Winnipeg (NHL)
16 Jason Zucker F 5-11 188 L Newport Beach, Calif. Minnesota (NHL)
17 Marcus Foligno F 6-3 226 L Buffalo, N.Y. Minnesota (NHL)
18 Jordan Greenway F 6-6 226 L Canton, N.Y. Boston University (HE)
19 Luke Kunin F 6-0 193 R Chesterfield, Mo. Minnesota (NHL)
20 Ryan Suter D 6-1 200 L Madison, Wis. Minnesota (NHL)
21 Eric Fehr F 6-4 208 R Winkler, Man. San Jose (NHL)
22 Nino Niederreiter F 6-2 210 L Chur, Switzerland Minnesota (NHL)
23 Gustav Olofsson D 6-3 195 L Boras, Sweden Minnesota (NHL)
24 Matt Dumba D 6-1 194 L Regina, Sask. Minnesota (NHL)
25 Jonas Brodin D 6-1 194 L Karlstad, Sweden Minnesota (NHL)
27 Mike Liambas F 5-10 203 L Woodbridge, Ont. San Diego (AHL)
29 Greg Pateryn D 6-3 224 R Sterling Heights, Mich. Dallas (NHL)
30 Derek Baribeau G 6-6 207 R Quebec City, Que. Quebec (QMJHL)
31 Kaapo Kahkonen G 6-2 222 L Helsinki, Finland Lukko (Finland)
32 Alex Stalock G 6-0 190 L St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota (NHL)
33 C.J. Motte G 6-0 175 L St. Clair, Mich. Quad City (ECHL)
35 Andrew Hammond G 5-11 220 L Surrey, B.C. San Antonio (AHL)
36 Nick Seeler D 6-2 192 L Eden Prairie, Minn. Minnesota (NHL)
37 Kyle Rau F 5-8 173 L Eden Prairie, Minn. Iowa (AHL)
38 Gustav Bouramman D 6-0 187 R Stockholm, Sweden Rapid City (ECHL)
39 Nate Prosser D 6-2 201 R Elk River, Minn. Minnesota (NHL)
40 Devan Dubnyk G 6-6 210 L Regina, Sask. Minnesota (NHL)
41 Landon Ferraro F 6-0 186 R Trail, B.C. Iowa (AHL)
42 Tate Olson D 6-2 190 L Saskatoon, Sask. Lethbridge (WHL)
43 Eric Martinsson D 6-0 185 L Klippan, Sweden Vaxjo (Sweden)
44 Matt Bartkowski D 6-1 196 L Pittsburgh, Pa. Calgary (NHL)
45 Dante Salituro F 5-8 177 R Willowdale, Ont. Rapid City (ECHL)
46 Jared Spurgeon D 5-9 176 R Edmonton, Alb. Minnesota (NHL)
47 Louie Belpedio D 5-11 193 R Skokie, Ill. Miami (NCHC)
48 Sam Anas F 5-8 163 R Potomac, Md. Iowa (AHL)
49 Connor Dewar F 5-10 177 L Gilbert Plains, Man. Everett (WHL)
54 Ivan Lodnia F 5-11 183 R Los Angeles, Calif. Erie (OHL)
58 Mason Shaw F 5-9 179 L Lloydminster, Alb. Iowa (AHL)
60 Carson Soucy D 6-5 208 L Viking, Alb. Iowa (AHL)
61 Brennan Menell D 5-11 172 R Woodbury, Minn. Iowa (AHL)
62 Alexander Khovanov F 5-10 198 L Saratov, Russia Moncton (QMJHL)
64 Mikael Granlund F 5-10 185 L Oulu, Finland Minnesota (NHL)
65 Gerald Mayhew F 5-10 175 R Wyandotte, Mich. Iowa (AHL)
68 Damien Giroux F 5-9 177 L Sudbury, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
70 Drake Pilon F 5-9 174 R Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Sudbury (OHL)
71 J.T. Brown F 5-10 169 R Burnsville, Minn. Anaheim (NHL)
72 Jacob Golden D 5-11 169 L Toronto, Ont. London (OHL)
74 Dmitry Sokolov F 6-0 210 L Omsk, Russia Barrie (OHL)
75 Josh Thrower D 6-1 200 R Squamish, B.C. Allen (ECHL)
76 Chase Lang F 6-1 193 R Nanaimo, B.C. Iowa (AHL)
79 Hunter Warner D 6-4 222 R Cambridge, Minn. Iowa (AHL)
80 Colton Beck F 5-11 190 L Langley, B.C. Iowa (AHL)
81 Pavel Jenys F 6-3 219 L Brno, Czech Republic Rapid City (ECHL)
82 Justin Kloos F 5-9 180 R Lakeville, Minn. Iowa (AHL)
83 Darian Pilon F 5-9 174 L Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Sudbury (OHL)
84 Gerry Fitzgerald F 5-8 174 R Port Alberni, B.C. Bemidji St. (WCHA)
85 Mitch McLain F 6-0 200 L Brainerd, Minn. Bowling Green (WCHA)

2018-19 Minnesota Wild Preseason Schedule

DATE TIME (CT) OPPONENT LOCATION
Sept. 17 7 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets Bell MTS Place
Sept. 19 7 p.m. St. Louis Blues Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)
Sept. 20 7 p.m. Dallas Stars Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 22 5 p.m. Colorado Avalanche Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 24 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Stars American Airlines Center
Sept. 26 7 p.m. Winnipeg Jets Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 28 8 p.m. at Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center

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