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The Best Minnesota Wild Coaches of All Time

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In all the years they've been competing in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild have certainly gone through some great (and not so great) coaches. That being said, who is the best Minnesota Wild head coach of all time? This list ranks every Minnesota Wild coach from best to worst with the help of our users. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Minnesota Wild coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Jacques Lemaire was the first coach in Minnesota Wild history. He was also the first coach to win a Jack Adams award, and led the expansion Wild to a playoff berth in only their third year of existence. Mike Yeo, the current head coach, has coached the Wild to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons. If the Wild could ever find a way to beat the Blackhawks, Yeo could be the best in team history.

If the Minnesota Wild assembled a team with players from every decade, who would coach it? Vote for the most winningest Minnesota Wild coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most.
  • Jacques Gerard Lemaire (born September 7, 1945) is a retired French Canadian ice hockey forward and head coach who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984. He spent his entire twelve-year National Hockey League (NHL) playing career with the Montreal Canadiens (1967–1979) and was a part of eight Stanley Cup Championship teams in 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. In 2017 Lemaire was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.Lemaire was a NHL head coach for seventeen seasons with the Canadiens (1983–1985), New Jersey Devils (1993–1998, 2009–2011) and Minnesota Wild (2000–2009). The pinnacle of his career behind the bench was a Stanley Cup Championship...  more
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    Todd Michael Richards (born October 20, 1966) is an American ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. Todd is the brother of Travis Richards....  more
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    Mike Yeo

    Michael Yeo (born July 31, 1973) is a Canadian professional ice hockey assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers and former player. He is the former head coach of the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Yeo grew up in North Bay, Ontario. He had been an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach of the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros....  more
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