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
338 122
Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

2
378 144
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

3
275 98
Ryan Suter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Defenseman

4
338 133
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Left Wing

5
219 86
Brent Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Defenseman

6
195 74
Andrew Brunette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

7
216 96
Mikael Granlund is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Centerman

8
210 106
Devan Dubnyk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
BillFoss added Goaltender

9
125 47
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

10
163 76
Pierre-Marc Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

11
148 72
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Right wing

12
105 43
Jason Zucker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Left Wing

13
119 57
Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Igotacookie22 added Manny Fernandez Goaltender

14
159 93
Wes Walz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

15
168 103
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
tlehto20 added Goaltender

16
86 40
Matt Dumba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Matt Dumba

17
119 71
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
116 69
Cal Clutterbuck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Left Wing

19
105 61
Pascal Dupuis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing

20
77 45
Jonas Brodin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

21
90 62
Derek Boogaard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Dweng added Left Wing

22
65 38
Charlie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Right wing

23
102 80
Brian Rolston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Right wing, Forward

24
67 45
Eric Belanger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Centerman

25
58 37
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Wild Players of All Time
Tom Weiss added Erik Haula