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
331 115
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

2
290 105
Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

3
229 89
Ryan Suter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Defenseman

4
282 121
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Left Wing

5
194 71
Brent Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Defenseman

6
176 63
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

7
151 64
Pierre-Marc Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

8
111 40
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

9
179 89
Mikael Granlund is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Centerman

10
137 63
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Right wing

11
113 49
Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Igotacookie22 added Manny Fernandez Goaltender

12
172 96
Devan Dubnyk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
BillFoss added Goaltender

13
142 86
Wes Walz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

14
103 54
Pascal Dupuis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

15
106 60
Nino Niederreiter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Nino Niederreiter Right wing

16
107 61
Cal Clutterbuck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Left Wing

17
148 97
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Goaltender

18
79 39
Jason Zucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Left Wing

19
64 38
Matt Dumba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Matt Dumba

20
65 40
Jonas Brodin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

21
66 41
Eric Belanger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

22
52 29
Charlie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Right wing

23
51 29
Zbynek Michalek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Zbynek Michalek

24
77 57
Derek Boogaard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Dweng added Left Wing

25
50 31
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Erik Haula

26
58 40
Nick Schultz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

27
60 45
Stéphane Veilleux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Forward

28
91 78
Brian Rolston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Forward

29
67 54
Martin Havlát is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

30
57 45
Antti Laaksonen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

31
56 53
Antti Miettinen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

32
41 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
51 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
27 30
Marek Židlický is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

37
64 80
Pavol Demitra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

38
29 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
64 91
Dany Heatley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing

40
43 63
Kyle Brodziak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Winger, Centerman

41
46 71
Owen Nolan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

42
38 61
Mark Parrish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time

43
10 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