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2011–12 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 12th Western
2011–12 record 35–36–11 (81 pts.)
Home record 20–17–4
Road record 15–19–7
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%)
Team leaders

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-seasonEdit

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 affiliate, the Houston Aeros.[2]

Regular SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

The Wild failed to qualify for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division[3]
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[4]
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 ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

2011–12 Game Log

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

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Heatley, DanyDany Heatley 82 24 29 53 2 28
Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 55 12 32 44 10 28
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 82 22 22 44 −15 66
Setoguchi, DevinDevin Setoguchi 69 19 17 36 −17 28
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 73 14 21 35 −10 24
Clutterbuck, CalCal Clutterbuck 74 15 12 27 −4 103
Johnson, NickNick Johnson 77 8 18 26 −6 45
Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon 70 3 20 23 −4 6
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard 37 9 13 22 −1 18
Powe, DarrollDarroll Powe 82 6 7 13 −20 57
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky 40 0 13 13 −7 22
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 63 3 9 12 −22 19
Prosser, NateNate Prosser 51 1 11 12 −17 57
Latendresse, GuillaumeGuillaume Latendresse 16 5 4 9 6 20
Falk, JustinJustin Falk 47 1 8 9 −13 54
Christensen, ErikErik Christensen 29 6 1 7 −13 6
Wellman, CaseyCasey Wellman 14 2 5 7 −4 0
Zanon, GregGreg Zanon 39 2 4 6 −1 14
Peters, WarrenWarren Peters 58 1 4 5 −15 54
Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert 20 0 5 5 −5 8
Stoner, ClaytonClayton Stoner 51 1 4 5 3 62
McMillan, CarsonCarson McMillan 11 1 2 3 1 11
Bulmer, BrettBrett Bulmer 9 0 3 3 1 6
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer 13 2 1 3 −7 2
Schultz, NickNick Schultz 62 1 2 3 −10 30
Lundin, MikeMike Lundin 17 0 2 2 −1 4
Taffe, JeffJeff Taffe 5 0 2 2 2 0
Rau, ChadChad Rau 9 2 0 2 -1 0
McIntyre, DavidDavid McIntyre 7 1 1 2 −1 2
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux 21 0 2 2 −2 15
Ortmeyer, JedJed Ortmeyer 35 1 1 2 −8 14
Kassian, MattMatt Kassian 24 2 0 2 −2 55
Zucker, JasonJason Zucker 6 0 2 2 −2 2
Gillies, ColtonColton Gillies 37 0 2 2 −5 10
Almond, CodyCody Almond 10 1 0 1 −5 15
Palmer, JarodJarod Palmer 6 1 0 1 −2 4
Genoway, ChayChay Genoway 1 0 1 1 0 0
DiSalvatore, JonJon DiSalvatore 1 0 0 0 0 2
Fredheim, KrisKris Fredheim 3 0 0 0 -2 2
Palmieri, NickNick Palmieri 9 0 0 0 −3 2
Cuma, TylerTyler Cuma 1 0 0 0 0 2
Foucault, KrisKris Foucault 1 0 0 0 0 0
Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster 14 0 0 0 1 4
Staubitz, BradBrad Staubitz 43 0 0 0 −7 73

GoaltendersEdit

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

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom 46 2590 19 18 7 105 2.43 1299 .919 4 0 2 2
Harding, JoshJosh Harding 34 1855 13 12 4 81 2.62 981 .917 2 0 0 0
Hackett, MattMatt Hackett 12 556 3 6 0 22 2.37 282 .922 0 0 0 0

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[5] NHL First Star of the Week November 7, 2011
Matt Hackett[6] 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[7] 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 rosterEdit

Updated April 8, 2012.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
32 Flag of Finland Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom

G L 38 2006 Helsinki, Finland
96 Flag of Canada.svg Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard

 Injury icon

C L 32 2002 Sherbrooke, Quebec
21 Flag of Canada.svg Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak

C R 32 2009 St. Paul, Alberta
22 Flag of Canada.svg Clutterbuck, CalCal Clutterbuck

RW R 29 2006 Welland, Ontario
7 Flag of the United States Cullen, MattMatt Cullen

 (A)

C R 40 2010 Virginia, Minnesota
77 Flag of the United States Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert

D R 33 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 Flag of Canada.svg Heatley, DanyDany Heatley

 (A)

LW L 35 2011 Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany
25 Flag of Canada.svg Johnson, NickNick Johnson

RW R 30 2011 Calgary, Alberta
38 Flag of the United States Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer

D R 28 2012 Ann Arbor, Michigan
28 Flag of Canada.svg Kassian, MattMatt Kassian

LW L 30 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
9 Flag of Finland Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu

 (C)

C L 33 2001 Turku, Finland
48 Flag of Canada.svg Latendresse, GuillaumeGuillaume Latendresse

 Injury icon

RW L 29 2009 Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
34 Flag of Canada.svg McIntyre, DavidDavid McIntyre

C L 29 2011 Oakville, Ontario
79 Flag of the United States Palmer, JarodJarod Palmer

C R 30 2010 Fridley, Minnesota
43 Flag of Canada.svg Peters, WarrenWarren Peters

C L 34 2010 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Flag of Canada.svg Powe, DarrollDarroll Powe

C L 31 2011 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 Flag of Canada.svg Setoguchi, DevinDevin Setoguchi

RW R 29 2011 Taber, Alberta
46 Flag of Canada.svg Spurgeon, JaredJared Spurgeon

D R 27 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
4 Flag of Canada.svg Stoner, ClaytonClayton Stoner

D L 31 2004 Port McNeill, British Columbia

Transactions Edit

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

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 16, 2011[9] To New Jersey Devils
Maxim Noreau
To Minnesota Wild
David McIntyre
June 24, 2011[10] To San Jose Sharks
Brent Burns
2nd-round pick in 2012
To Minnesota Wild
Devin Setoguchi
Charlie Coyle
1st-round pick (#28 overall) in 2011
June 25, 2011[11] To Vancouver Canucks
3rd-round pick (#71 overall) in 2011
4th-round pick (#101 overall) in 2011
To Minnesota Wild
2nd-round pick (#60 overall) in 2011
June 27, 2011[12] To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd-round pick in 2013
To Minnesota Wild
Darroll Powe
July 3, 2011[13] To San Jose Sharks
Martin Havlat
To Minnesota Wild
Dany Heatley
August 7, 2011[14] To San Jose Sharks
James Sheppard
To Minnesota Wild
3rd-round pick in 2013
October 12, 2011[15] To Dallas Stars
Eric Nystrom
To Minnesota Wild
Future Considerations
February 3, 2012[16] To New York Rangers
Casey Wellman
To Minnesota Wild
Erik Christensen
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2013
February 24, 2012[17] To New Jersey Devils
Marek Zidlicky
To Minnesota Wild
Kurtis Foster
Nick Palmieri
Stephane Veilleux
2nd-round pick in 2012
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2013
February 27, 2012[18] To Edmonton Oilers
Nick Schultz
To Minnesota Wild
Tom Gilbert
February 27, 2012[19] To Boston Bruins
Greg Zanon
To Minnesota Wild
Steven Kampfer

Free agents signed Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Jeff Taffe[20] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $600,000
Mike Lundin[21] Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $1 million
Kris Fredheim[22] Houston Aeros 1 year, $530,000 entry-level contract
Paul Deutsch[23] Amateur Beer League Team Signed as Free Agent, Amateur tryout contract

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Jean-Michel Daoust[24] Straubing Tigers 1 year
Jose Theodore[25] Florida Panthers 2 years, $3 million
Andrew Brunette[26] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $2 million
Chuck Kobasew[27] Colorado Avalanche 2 years, $2.5 million
Cam Barker[28] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $2.25 million
Antti Miettinen[29] Ak Bars Kazan undisclosed
Patrick O'Sullivan[30] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $625,000
John Madden[31] Florida Panthers 1 year, $600,000

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Nick Johnson[32] Pittsburgh Penguins September 29, 2011

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Colton Gillies[33] Columbus Blue Jackets January 14, 2012
Brad Staubitz[34] Montreal Canadiens February 27, 2012

Player signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
Johan Larsson[35] May 24, 2011 3 years, $2.38 million entry-level contract
Darcy Kuemper[36] May 26, 2011 3 years, $2.330 million entry-level contract
Kris Foucault[37] May 27, 2011 3 years, $1.66 million entry-level contract
Nate Prosser[38] June 20, 2011 1 year, $715,000
Josh Harding[39] July 1, 2011 1 year, $750,000
Drew Bagnall[39] July 1, 2011 2 years, $1.225 million
Jed Ortmeyer[39] July 1, 2011 1 year, $585,000
Kyle Medvec[39] July 1, 2011 2 years, $1.14 million entry-level contract
Darroll Powe[20] July 5, 2011 3 years, $3.2 million
Colton Gillies[40] July 6, 2011 2 years, $1.25 million
Jonas Brodin[41] July 12, 2011 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Justin Falk[42] July 15, 2011 1 year, $605,000
Jarod Palmer[42] July 15, 2011 1 year, $735,000
Jeff Penner[42] July 15, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Casey Wellman[42] July 15, 2011 1 year, $850,500
Zack Phillips[43] December 19, 2011 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Nate Prosser[44] February 6, 2012 2 years, $1.65 million contract extension
Kyle Brodziak[45] February 19, 2012 3 years, $8.5 million contract extension
Charlie Coyle[46] March 1, 2012 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Jason Zucker[47] March 27, 2012 3 years, $2.315 million entry-level contract
Clayton Stoner[48] May 10, 2012 2 years, $2.1 million contract extension
Mikael Granlund[49] May 22, 2012 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Johan Gustafsson[50] May 31, 2012 3 years, $1.995 million entry-level contract

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 Flag of Sweden Sweden Farjestads BK (SEL)
1 28 (from San Jose) Zack Phillips C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
2 60 (from Vancouver) Mario Lucia LW Flag of the United States United States Wayzata High School (USHS-MN)
5 131 Nick Seeler D Flag of the United States United States Eden Prairie High School (USHS-MN)
6 161 Stephen Michalek G Flag of the United States United States Loomis-Chaffee (HIGH-CT)
7 191 Tyler Graovac C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 47. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Mike Yeo Named Wild Head Coach
  3. 2011–2012 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 10, 2012.
  4. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  5. Wild's Harding named NHL's First Star of the week
  6. [hhttp://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=606003 Iginla, Hackett, Carlson are NHL's Three Stars]
  7. The ECHL – Fredheim becomes 473rd ECHL player to reach NHL
  8. Wild Roster. Minnesota Wild. Retrieved on April 8, 2012.
  9. Wild Acquires McIntyre From New Jersey
  10. Wild Pulls Off Blockbuster With San Jose
  11. Wild 2011 Day Two Draft Picks
  12. Wild Acquires Darroll Powe from Philadelphia
  13. Wild Acquires Heatley In Trade With Sharks
  14. Wild Ships Sheppard To San Jose For Pick
  15. Dallas Stars acquire forward Eric Nystrom from Minnesota
  16. Wild Acquires Christensen From Rangers
  17. Wild Swings Deal With New Jersey
  18. Wild Acquires Tom Gilbert From Edmonton
  19. Wild Acquires D Steven Kampfer For Greg Zanon
  20. 20.0 20.1 Wild Signs Powe, Taffe; “Becoming Wild” Premieres July 8
  21. Wild Signs D Mike Lundin
  22. Wild Signs Fredheim; Recalls From Houston
  23. "Wild sign 51-year old goaltender as backup for game against Nashville", The Washington Post, November 23, 2011. 
  24. Straubing Tigers holen AHL-Stürmer Jean-Michel Daoust aus Houston. Straubing Tigers (2011-06-09). Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved on 2011-06-09.
  25. Panthers Sign G Jose Theodore
  26. Blackhawks agree to terms with Brunette, Mayers, McLean and O’Donnell
  27. Avalanche Signs Kobasew
  28. Oilers agree to terms with Barker and Hordichuk
  29. Antti Miettinen: Headed to KHL
  30. Coyotes Sign Patrick O'Sullivan to a One-Year Contract
  31. Panthers Agree To Terms With C John Madden
  32. Wild Claims Nick Johnson Off Waivers
  33. Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Left Wing Colton Gillies Off Waivers from the Minnesota Wild
  34. Brad Staubitz claimed off waivers
  35. Wild Signs Larsson To Entry Level Deal
  36. Wild Signs Darcy Kuemper To Entry Level Deal
  37. Wild Signs Foucault To Entry Level Deal
  38. Wild Locks Up Prosser For Another Season
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Wild Re-Signs Harding, Three Others
  40. Wild Signs Gillies to Two-Year Contract
  41. Wild Inks Brodin To Entry Level Deal
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Wellman, Palmer Sign Qualifying Offers
  43. Wild Signs Phillips To Contract
  44. Prosser Signs Two-Year Extension
  45. Wild Signs Brodziak To Extension
  46. Wild Signs Coyle To Entry Level Contract
  47. Wild Signs Zucker To Entry-Level Deal
  48. Wild Signs Stoner To Extension
  49. Finnished Business
  50. Wild Signs Gustafsson To Entry-Level Deal
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