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!
list ordered by

1
340 123
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

2
300 110
Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

3
300 122
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Left Wing

4
238 92
Ryan Suter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Defenseman

5
201 73
Brent Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Defenseman

6
181 64
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

7
190 90
Mikael Granlund is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Centerman

8
152 66
Pierre-Marc Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

9
113 41
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

10
138 64
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Right wing

11
181 97
Devan Dubnyk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
BillFoss added Goaltender

12
113 50
Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Igotacookie22 added Manny Fernandez Goaltender

13
146 86
Wes Walz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

14
105 54
Pascal Dupuis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

15
110 61
Cal Clutterbuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Left Wing

16
84 40
Jason Zucker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Left Wing

17
109 61
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
152 98
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Goaltender

19
67 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
56 30
Charlie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Right wing

21
67 41
Jonas Brodin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

22
66 41
Eric Belanger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

23
80 57
Derek Boogaard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Dweng added Left Wing

24
51 30
Zbynek Michalek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Zbynek Michalek

25
53 32
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Erik Haula

26
59 40
Nick Schultz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

27
95 78
Brian Rolston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Forward

28
60 45
Stéphane Veilleux is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

29
68 54
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
57 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
52 58
Darcy Kuemper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Darcy Kuemper Goaltender

36
67 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
32 38
Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Left Wing

39
45 63
Kyle Brodziak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Winger, Centerman

40
66 93
Dany Heatley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing

41
47 71
Owen Nolan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

42
39 61
Mark Parrish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

43
12 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