Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

2007–08 Minnesota Wild season

54,204pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

2007–08 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Northwest Division Champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 3rd Western
2007–08 record 44–28–10
Home record 25–11–5
Road record 19–17–5
Goals for 223
Goals against 218
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Rotating
Pavol Demitra (Oct)
Brian Rolston (Nov)
Mark Parrish (Dec)
Nick Schultz (Jan, Feb)
Marian Gaborik (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Rotating
Brian Rolston (Oct, Dec-Apr)
Wes Walz (Oct-Nov)
Mikko Koivu (Nov, Jan, Mar-Apr)
Nick Schultz (Dec)
Kim Johnsson (Jan, Feb)
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,568 (102.8%)
Team leaders
Goals Marian Gaborik (42)
Assists Pierre-Marc Bouchard (50)
Points Marian Gaborik (83)
Penalties in minutes Aaron Voros (141)
Wins Niklas Backstrom (33)
Goals against average Niklas Backstrom (2.31)

The 2007–08 Minnesota Wild season began October 4, 2007. It was the Wild's 7th season in the National Hockey League. They won their first Northwest Division title this season.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13 Minnesota Wild 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
26 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
37 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
49 Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
511 Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-Detroit Red Wings * 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
y-San Jose Sharks * 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
y-Minnesota Wild * 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71
bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, * - division leader

Game logEdit

2007-08 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

The Wild clinched a playoff spot for the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but lost in the Quarter-finals to the Colorado Avalanche, four games to two.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 9 Colorado 3 – 2 Minnesota 11:11 OT Backstrom 19,352 0 – 1
2 April 11 Colorado 2 – 3 Minnesota 1:14 OT Backstrom 19,360 1 – 1
3 April 14 Minnesota 3 – 2 Colorado 11:58 OT Backstrom 18,007 2 – 1
4 April 15 Minnesota 1 – 5 Colorado Backstrom 18,007 2 – 2
5 April 17 Colorado 3 – 2 Minnesota Backstrom 19,364 2 – 3
6 April 19 Minnesota 1 – 2 Colorado Backstrom 18,007 2 – 4

Player statsEdit

122007-WildXcel-Gaborik5goalperformance

Marián Gáborík, immediately after his five-goal game against the New York Rangers (December 20, 2007)

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Marian Gaborik 77 42 41 83 63
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 81 13 50 63 34
Brian Rolston 81 31 28 59 53
Pavol Demitra 68 15 39 54 24
Brent Burns 82 15 28 43 80
Mikko Koivu 57 11 31 42 42
Eric Belanger 75 13 24 37 30
Mark Parrish 66 16 14 30 16
Kim Johnsson 80 4 23 27 42
Kurtis Foster 56 7 12 19 37

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Niklas Backstrom 58 3409 33 13 8 131 4 .920 2.31
Josh Harding 29 1571 11 15 2 77 1 .908 2.94

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Mikko Koivu 100th NHL PIM October 6, 2007
James Sheppard 1st NHL Game October 10, 2007
Brian Rolston 900th NHL Game October 13, 2007
Mark Parrish 600th NHL Game October 16, 2007
James Sheppard 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 24, 2007
James Sheppard 1st NHL Goal October 25, 2007
Cal Clutterbuck 1st NHL Game October 28, 2007
Aaron Voros 1st NHL Game November 11, 2007
Aaron Voros 1st NHL Goal November 16, 2007
Jacques Lemaire 1000th NHL Game Coached December 18, 2007
Marian Gaborik 5 Goal Game December 20, 2007
300th Sellout Game in a row January 16, 2008
Keith Carney 1000th NHL Game February 24, 2008
Marian Gaborik 400th NHL Point March 7, 2008
Marian Gaborik 200th NHL Goal March 15, 2008
Benoit Pouliot 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
March 22, 2008
Marian Gaborik 40th Goal of Season
Sets Franchise Record
March 30, 2008
Jacques Lemaire 500th Career Win April 3, 2008
1st Northwest Division Title April 3, 2008

TransactionsEdit

The Wild have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

June 30, 2007
To Boston Bruins
Manny Fernandez
To Minnesota Wild
Petr Kalus
4th round pick in 2008

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Eric Belanger Atlanta Thrashers 3 years, $5.25 million
Nolan Schaefer Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $1.2 million
Sean Hill New York Islanders 1 year, $1.325 million

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team
Todd White Atlanta Thrashers
Adam Hall Pittsburgh Penguins

Draft picksEdit

Minnesota's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. The Wild will pick 19th overall when the draft is held June 22–23.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
1 16 Colton Gillies Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

Farm teamsEdit

RosterEdit

Minnesota Wild
Goaltenders


Injured Reserve Injuryicon

  • Currently vacant

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2007–08 Minnesota Wild season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki