1965: Former NHL left winger Sean Toomey born in St. Paul, MN. Toomey played in the NHL 1986-87 with the Minnesota North Stars.
1972: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks, along with his wife Joanne, and three sons received a $1 Million oversize novelty cheque from the World Hockey Association at a press conference held at the Minnesota Club in St. Paul, MN after arriving with much pomp & circumstance in a vintage Rolls Royce. (Hulls' contract signing with the WHA Winnipeg Jets took place in St. Paul for tax reasons). "I'm glad that the first part of my contract signing took place in Minnesota, because the people here are really terrific, it's always been a great hockey area".
2009: Calgary Flames acquired the rights to Jay Bouwmeester from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jordan Leopold and a 2009 third-round draft pick (Josh Birkholz).
2009: Minnesota Wild acquired Kyle Brodziak and a sixth-round draft pick in 2009 from Edmonton, in exchange for two future draft picks.
2011: Minnesota Wild acquired Darroll Powe from Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
2014: Alex Tuch was selcted in the 1st round, 18th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2014 NHL entry draft held June 27-28th in Philadelphia, PA.
2015: Free agent defenseman, and former Minnesota Golden Gopher standout - Mike Reilly announced that he would sign with the Minnesota Wild (Officially signed July 1st, 2015).
2015: Minnesota Wild drafted Jordan Greenway 50th overall, Ales Stezka 111th overall, Russian left winger Kirill Kaprizov 135th overall, Swedish goaltender - Gustav Bouramman 201st overall, and Lakeville North, MN native Jack Sadek 204th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
2015: Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with goaltender - Devan Dubnyk on a six-year contract worth $26 Million for a $4.33 Million AAV, marking Dubnyk as the leagues 20th highest paid goaltender. ($5 Million per first 4 years, $3.5 Million 5th season and $2.5 for 6th season).
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