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2006–07 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 7th Western
2006–07 record 48–26–8
Home record 29–7–5
Road record 19–19–3
Goals for 235
Goals against 191
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Rotating
Brian Rolston (Oct-Nov)
Keith Carney (Dec)
Brian Rolston (Jan)
Mark Parrish (Feb-Apr)
Alternate captains Rotating
Kim Johnsson (Oct-Nov)
Brian Rolston (Dec)
Keith Carney (Jan)
Brian Rolston (Feb-Apr)
Wes Walz
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
Goals Brian Rolston (31)
Assists Pavol Demitra (39)
Points Pavol Demitra (64)
Brian Rolston
Penalties in minutes Derek Boogaard (120)
Wins Niklas Backstrom (23)
Goals against average Niklas Backstrom (1.97)

This 2006–07 Minnesota Wild season began on October 5, 2006. It was the Wild's 6th season in the National Hockey League.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Here is how the Wild did in the standings in 2006–07.

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13 Vancouver Canucks 82 49 26 7 222 201 105
27 Minnesota Wild 82 48 26 8 235 191 104
38 Calgary Flames 82 43 29 10 258 226 96
49 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 272 251 95
512 Edmonton Oilers 82 32 43 7 195 248 71

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


Game logEdit

Here is the Wild's 2006–07 schedule with game by game results.

OctoberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 5 Colorado 2 – 3 Minnesota OT Fernandez 18,568 1–0–0 2
2 October 7 Nashville 5 – 6 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 2–0–0 4
3 October 10 Vancouver 1 – 2 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,064 3–0–0 6
4 October 12 Washington 2 – 3 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,064 4–0–0 8
5 October 14 Columbus 0 – 5 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 5–0–0 10
6 October 18 Minnesota 2 – 1 Los Angeles OT Fernandez 14,617 6–0–0 12
7 October 20 Minnesota 1 – 2 Anaheim Fernandez 13,430 6–1–0 12
8 October 21 Minnesota 4 – 1 San Jose Fernandez 17,496 7–1–0 14
9 October 25 Los Angeles 1 – 3 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 8–1–0 16
10 October 27 Anaheim 2 – 3 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,568 9–1–0 18
11 October 29 Minnesota 1 – 4 Colorado Fernandez 17,615 9–2–0 18

NovemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
12 November 2 Vancouver 2 – 5 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 10–2–0 20
13 November 4 Nashville 4 – 3 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 10–3–0 20
14 November 7 Minnesota 1 – 3 San Jose Fernandez 17,233 10–4–0 20
15 November 11 Minnesota 3 – 2 Los Angeles SO Fernandez 17,479 11–4–0 22
16 November 12 Minnesota 2 – 3 Anaheim Backstrom 16,306 11–5–0 22
17 November 14 Minnesota 3 – 4 Phoenix Fernandez 12,002 11–6–0 22
18 November 16 Minnesota 7 – 6 Nashville SO Backstrom 12,759 12–6–0 24
19 November 18 Colorado 2 – 1 Minnesota SO Backstrom 18,568 12–6–1 25
20 November 20 Minnesota 3 – 5 Ottawa Fernandez 18,094 12–7–1 25
21 November 22 Minnesota 2 – 4 Montreal Backstrom 21,273 12–8–1 25
22 November 24 Phoenix 0 – 4 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 13–8–1 27
23 November 25 Minnesota 3 – 5 Columbus Fernandez 15,493 13–9–1 27
24 November 29 San Jose 2 – 1 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 13–10–1 27

DecemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
25 December 1 Detroit 3 – 0 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 13–11–1 27
26 December 2 Minnesota 3 – 4 Dallas SO Backstrom 17,027 13–11–2 28
27 December 5 Chicago 2 – 3 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,568 14–11–2 30
28 December 7 Calgary 2 – 3 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,568 15–11–2 32
29 December 9 Chicago 4 – 5 Minnesota OT Fernandez 18,568 16–11–2 34
30 December 12 Minnesota 2 – 5 Calgary Fernandez 19,289 16–12–2 34
31 December 14 Minnesota 1 – 3 Edmonton Fernandez 16,839 16–13–2 34
32 December 16 Minnesota 1 – 2 Vancouver Backstrom 18,630 16–14–2 34
33 December 19 Vancouver 2 – 5 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 17–14–2 36
34 December 22 Minnesota 1 – 3 Detroit Fernandez 20,066 17–15–2 36
35 December 23 Detroit 2 – 3 Minnesota OT Fernandez 18,568 18–15–2 38
36 December 26 Minnesota 3 – 4 Toronto Fernandez 19,355 18–16–2 38
37 December 27 Minnesota 1 – 3 Detroit Backstrom 20,066 18–17–2 38
38 December 29 Columbus 3 – 4 Minnesota OT Fernandez 18,568 19–17–2 40
39 December 31 Anaheim 3 – 4 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 20–17–2 42

JanuaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
40 January 2 Atlanta 1 – 5 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 21–17–2 44
41 January 4 Tampa Bay 3 – 2 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 21–18–2 44
42 January 6 Colorado 2 – 1 Minnesota SO Fernandez 18,568 21–18–3 45
43 January 9 Minnesota 0 – 3 Calgary Backstrom 19,289 21–19–3 45
44 January 11 Minnesota 5 – 2 Vancouver Fernandez 18,630 22–19–3 47
45 January 12 Minnesota 4 – 2 Edmonton Fernandez 16,839 23–19–3 49
46 January 14 Minnesota 4 – 3 Chicago SO Fernandez 11,091 24–19–3 51
47 January 16 Edmonton 2 – 1 Minnesota Fernandez 18,568 24–20–3 51
48 January 19 Minnesota 3 – 0 Chicago Fernandez 12,333 25–20–3 53
49 January 20 Dallas 2 – 1 Minnesota SO Backstrom 18,568 25–20–4 54
50 January 26 Calgary 1 – 2 Minnesota SO Backstrom 15,568 26–20–4 56
51 January 27 Minnesota 2 – 3 Columbus Fernandez 18,136 26–21–4 56
52 January 30 Minnesota 5 – 2 St. Louis Fernandez 10,445 27–21–4 58

FebruaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
53 February 1 Minnesota 5 – 3 Colorado Backstrom 17,286 28–21–4 60
54 February 3 Minnesota 1 – 0 Phoenix Backstrom 17,115 29–21–4 62
55 February 6 Minnesota 2 – 4 Dallas Backstrom 17,660 29–22–4 62
56 February 8 Florida 2 – 4 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 30–22–4 64
57 February 10 Carolina 4 – 5 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 31–22–4 66
58 February 14 Vancouver 3 – 2 Minnesota OT Backstrom 18,568 31–22–5 67
59 February 17 Minnesota 4 – 1 Nashville Backstrom 17,113 32–22–5 69
60 February 18 Minnesota 3 – 5 St. Louis Backstrom 13,721 32–23–5 69
61 February 20 Dallas 1 – 2 Minnesota SO Backstrom 18,568 33–23–5 71
62 February 22 Minnesota 4 – 3 Colorado Backstrom 18,007 34–23–5 73
63 February 25 Edmonton 1 – 4 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 35–23–5 75
64 February 28 Minnesota 1 – 2 Calgary OT Harding 19,289 35–23–6 76

MarchEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
65 March 1 Minnesota 5 – 0 Edmonton Harding 16,839 36–23–6 78
66 March 4 Minnesota 3 – 4 Vancouver OT Backstrom 18,630 36–23–7 79
67 March 6 San Jose 3 – 0 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 36–24–7 79
68 March 8 Minnesota 2 – 1 Boston Backstrom 13,709 37–24–7 81
69 March 9 Minnesota 5 – 1 Buffalo Harding 18,690 38–24–7 83
70 March 11 Colorado 2 – 3 Minnesota OT Backstrom 18,568 39–24–7 85
71 March 13 Minnesota 3 – 2 Vancouver OT Backstrom 18,630 40–24–7 87
72 March 15 Minnesota 2 – 1 Edmonton Backstrom 16,839 41–24–7 89
73 March 17 Minnesota 4 – 2 Calgary Backstrom 19,289 42–24–7 91
74 March 20 Phoenix 2 – 3 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 43–24–7 93
75 March 22 St. Louis 1 – 5 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 44–24–7 95
76 March 24 Los Angeles 1 – 4 Minnesota Harding 18,568 45–24–7 97
77 March 27 Calgary 1 – 0 Minnesota SO Backstrom 18,568 45–24–8 98
78 March 29 Calgary 4 – 2 Minnesota Harding 18,568 45–25–8 98
79 March 31 Colorado 2 – 1 Minnesota Harding 17,192 45–26–8 98

AprilEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
80 April 3 Edmonton 0 – 3 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 46–26–8 100
81 April 4 Edmonton 0 – 3 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 47–26–8 102
82 April 6 St. Louis 1 – 5 Minnesota Backstrom 18,568 48–26–8 104
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

PlayoffsEdit

The Minnesota Wild ended the 2006–07 regular season as the Western Conference's seventh seed.

Western Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (2) Anaheim DucksEdit

Anaheim wins series 4–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 11 Minnesota 1 – 2 Anaheim Backstrom 17,180 0 – 1
2 April 13 Minnesota 2 – 3 Anaheim Backstrom 17,324 0 – 2
3 April 15 Anaheim 2 – 1 Minnesota Backstrom 19,224 0 – 3
4 April 17 Anaheim 1 – 4 Minnesota Backstrom 19,174 1 – 3
5 April 19 Minnesota 1 – 4 Anaheim Backstrom 17,318 1 – 4

Player stats Edit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 78 31 33 64 4661316
Demitra, PavolPavol Demitra LW 71 25 39 64 280914
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW 48 30 27 57 40121217
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard C 82 20 37 57 1413503
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu C 82 20 34 54 586922
White, ToddTodd White C 77 13 31 44 248611
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW 76 19 20 39 189504
Burns, BrentBrent Burns D 77 7 18 25 2616303
Radivojevic, BrankoBranko Radivojevic RW 82 11 13 24 21-9403
Walz, WesWes Walz C 62 9 15 24 303011
Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster D 57 3 20 23 52-3000
Johnsson, KimKim Johnsson D 76 3 19 22 64-4300
Nummelin, PetteriPetteri Nummelin D 51 3 17 20 22-15000
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux LW 75 7 11 18 473001
Carney, KeithKeith Carney D 80 4 13 17 5822001
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula D 81 0 15 15 369000
Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis LW 48 10 3 13 38-7220
Schultz, NickNick Schultz D 82 2 10 12 420001
Smith, WyattWyatt Smith C 61 3 3 6 16-8100
Hall, AdamAdam Hall RW 23 2 3 5 82000
Moore, DominicDominic Moore C 10 2 0 2 103001
Weinhandl, MattiasMattias Weinhandl RW 12 1 1 2 10-2000
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G 41 0 1 1 20000
Belle, ShawnShawn Belle D 9 0 1 1 04000
Boogaard, DerekDerek Boogaard LW 48 0 1 1 1200000
Ward, JoelJoel Ward RW 11 0 1 1 00000
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 44 0 0 0 120000
Foy, MattMatt Foy RW 9 0 0 0 4-1000
Harding, JoshJosh Harding G 7 0 0 0 00000
Morgan, JasonJason Morgan C 4 0 0 0 4-1000
Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot LW 3 0 0 0 0-1000
Reitz, ErikErik Reitz D 1 0 0 0 01000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 2227 41 23 8 6 73 1.97 51028955.929
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 2422 44 22 16 1 103 2.55 211581055.911
Harding, JoshJosh Harding 361 7 3 2 1 7 1.16 1174167.960
Team: 5010 82 48 26 8 183 2.19 823602177.922
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW 5 3 1 4 83111
Demitra, PavolPavol Demitra LW 5 1 3 4 0-1000
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard C 5 1 1 2 0-3000
Nummelin, PetteriPetteri Nummelin D 3 1 1 2 01100
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 5 1 1 2 4-2000
Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster D 3 0 2 2 00000
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu C 5 1 0 1 4-1000
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW 5 1 0 1 02000
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom G 5 0 1 1 20000
Boogaard, DerekDerek Boogaard LW 4 0 1 1 200000
Burns, BrentBrent Burns D 5 0 1 1 141000
Schultz, NickNick Schultz D 5 0 1 1 0-3000
Walz, WesWes Walz C 5 0 1 1 41000
Carney, KeithKeith Carney D 5 0 0 0 41000
Hall, AdamAdam Hall RW 3 0 0 0 70000
Johnsson, KimKim Johnsson D 4 0 0 0 2-1000
Radivojevic, BrankoBranko Radivojevic RW 5 0 0 0 2-1000
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula D 5 0 0 0 42000
Smith, WyattWyatt Smith C 4 0 0 0 00000
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux LW 5 0 0 0 40000
White, ToddTodd White C 4 0 0 0 0-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 297 5 1 4 11 2.22 0145134.924
Team: 297 5 1 4 11 2.22 0145134.924

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

TransactionsEdit

The Wild were involved in the following transactions during the 2006–07 season.[2][3]

TradesEdit

June 24, 2006 To Minnesota Wild
Pavol Demitra
To Los Angeles Kings
Patrick O'Sullivan
1st round pick in 2006
February 9, 2007 To Minnesota Wild
Adam Hall
To New York Rangers
Pascal Dupuis
February 27, 2007 To Minnesota Wild
Dominic Moore
To Pittsburgh Penguins
3rd round pick in 2007

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team
G Niklas Backstrom Kärpät
D Kim Johnsson Philadelphia Flyers
D Keith Carney Vancouver Canucks
F Mark Parrish Los Angeles Kings
F Branko Radivojevic Philadelphia Flyers
F Wyatt Smith New York Islanders

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team
D Andrei Zyuzin Calgary Flames
D Filip Kuba Tampa Bay Lightning
F Randy Robitaille Philadelphia Flyers
D Daniel Tjarnqvist Edmonton Oilers
F Erik Westrum Toronto Maple Leafs
D Scott Ferguson San Jose Sharks
F Marc Chouinard Vancouver Canucks
D Alex Henry Nashville Predators

Draft picksEdit

Minnesota's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[4] The Wild had the 9th overall pick in the draft. They also had the Edmonton Oilers first round pick, 17th overall, which they used to trade for Pavol Demitra from the Los Angeles Kings on draft day.

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/junior/club team (League)
1 9 James Sheppard (C/LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Minnesota Wild Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
2 40 Ondrej Fiala (C) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Minnesota Wild Everett Silvertips (WHL)
3 72 Cal Clutterbuck (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Minnesota Wild Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 102 Kyle Medvec (D) Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Wild Apple Valley High School (USHS-MN)
5 132 Niko Hovinen (G) Flag of Finland Finland Minnesota Wild Jokerit (SM-liiga)
6 162 Julian Walker (W) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Minnesota Wild EHC Basel (Nationalliga A)
7 192 Chris Hickey (C) Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Wild Cretin-Derham Hall (USHS-MN)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2006-07 Minnesota Wild Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-10.
  2. NHL Insider - Offseason Trades, nhl.com, accessed December 2, 2006
  3. NHL Insider - Free Agent Signings, nhl.com, accessed December 2, 2006,
  4. 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com - accessed November 20, 2006

External linksEdit

2006–07 Minnesota Wild Roster

Goaltenders:

29 Harding • 32 Backstrom • 35 Fernandez 

Defensemen

3 Carney • 4 Belle • 5 Johnsson • 8 Burns • 26 Foster • 33 Nummelin • 41 Skoula • 55 Schultz 

Forwards

9 Koivu • 10 Marian Gaborik • 12 Rolston • 17 Smith • 18 Hall • 19 Veilleux • 21 Parrish • 22 Moore • 24 Boogaard • 28 White • 37 Walz • 38 Demitra • 83 Foy • 92 Radivojevic • 96 Bouchard 

General ManagerDoug Risebrough •  CoachJacques Lemaire


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