1972: Jim Dorey and Duluth, MN native Tommy Williams joined the WHA Whalers.
1975: Former NHL left winger Christoph Brandner born in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. Brandner played in the NHL 2003-04 with the Minnesota Wild.
1978: Harry Howell took over as the Minnesota North Stars Head Coach, replacing Lou Nanne, who was named the new North Stars GM.
1983: Washington traded Dennis Maruk to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Minnesota's second round choice (Stephen Leach) in the 1984 Entry Draft.
1988: Quebec Nordiques traded Mike Eagles to Chicago in exchange for Bob Mason.
2006: The Minnesota Wild signed free agent defensemen Paul Albers and Mike Madill and forward Ryan Hamilton.
2006: New York Rangers signed free agent Daniel Girardi.
2006: Philadelphia Flyers signed free agent forward Mark Cullen.
2011: The Minnesota Wild named John Torchetti as Head Coach of the Houston Aeros of the AHL.
2011: The Minnesota Wild signed free agent Jeff Taffe.
2012: The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with D Justin Falk on a one-year, one-way contract worth $825,000.
2013: Winnipeg Jets acquired Devin Setoguchi from Minnesota in exchange for a second-round pick in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
2013: Free-agent Defenseman - Keith Ballard signed to a two-year contract.
2013: Free agent Forward - Matt Cooke signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild.
2013: Minnesota Wild Defenseman Jarod Spurgeon re-signed to a three-year contract.
2013: Edmonton Oilers signed free agent (and Edina, MN native) Will Acton.
2013: Nashville Predators signed Virginia, MN native Matt Cullen as a free agent.
2016: Minnesota Wild re-signed goaltender Darcy Keumper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.
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