Best Athletes The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best hockey players based on their careers with the Minnesota Wild.

List of the greatest Minnesota Wild players of all time. These hockey players all have two things in common: they played for the Minnesota Wild and they are all amazing athletes. Teammates from multiple generations of the Minnesota Wild are listed here and ranked by their excellence on the ice. Vote up the Wild guys you think are the best in the team's history.

Based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the team was founded in the summer of 1997. However, it joined the NHL in 2000 with Jacques Lemaire as its first coach. Since then, they have signed top prospects and acquired great hockey players from trades. In 2013, in fact, when the Wild played the Chicago Blackhawks, the sports community saw the hockey game as a revival of the hockey rivalry between Chicago and Minnesota in the NHL.

The Wild haven't yet won a Stanley Cup, but Minnesotans love their hockey and some truly great athletes have skated for the Wild. Vote up the best below!
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1
355 135
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

2
316 115
Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

3
253 94
Ryan Suter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Defenseman

4
312 128
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Left Wing

5
209 77
Brent Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Defenseman

6
184 70
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

7
202 92
Mikael Granlund is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Centerman

8
194 99
Devan Dubnyk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
BillFoss added Goaltender

9
154 71
Pierre-Marc Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

10
114 45
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

11
141 68
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Right wing

12
114 52
Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Igotacookie22 added Manny Fernandez Goaltender

13
95 41
Jason Zucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Left Wing

14
155 89
Wes Walz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

15
160 99
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Goaltender

16
105 56
Pascal Dupuis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

17
115 65
Nino Niederreiter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Nino Niederreiter Right wing

18
112 63
Cal Clutterbuck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Left Wing

19
78 40
Matt Dumba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Matt Dumba

20
60 32
Charlie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Right wing

21
70 43
Jonas Brodin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

22
84 58
Derek Boogaard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Dweng added Left Wing

23
66 42
Eric Belanger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

24
55 34
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Erik Haula

25
51 30
Zbynek Michalek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Zbynek Michalek

26
60 40
Nick Schultz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

27
97 78
Brian Rolston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Forward

28
62 45
Stéphane Veilleux is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

29
69 55
Martin Havlát is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

30
59 45
Antti Laaksonen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

31
58 53
Antti Miettinen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

32
42 37
Filip Kuba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

33
47 44
Richard Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

34
25 24
Sergejs Žoltoks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

35
54 61
Darcy Kuemper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Darcy Kuemper Goaltender

36
68 80
Pavol Demitra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

37
27 30
Marek Židlický is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

38
33 39
Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Left Wing

39
46 63
Kyle Brodziak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Winger, Centerman

40
67 96
Dany Heatley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing

41
40 61
Mark Parrish is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

42
47 71
Owen Nolan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

43
13 31
Jordan Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Jordan Schroeder

44
8 34
Kim Johnsson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

45
7 32
Roman Šimíček is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

46
7 33
Pavel Patera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

47
7 33
Mattias Weinhandl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Mattias Weinhandl Winger

48
6 32
Ladislav Benýšek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Ladislav Benýšek

49
6 33
Peter Bartos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Peter Bartos

50
5 30
Rickard Wallin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Rickard Wallin Centerman