Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, the Minnesota Wild is a professional ice hockey team. The Minnesota Wild is the members of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The team Minnesota Wild was formed in the year 2000, which became the first NHL franchise in the Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars went to the Dallas. The team lost their first ever game by 3–1 against the Anaheim Ducks and recorded their first win against the Tampa Bay Lightning just 5 games later. The Minnesota Wild has played at the Xcel Energy Center since being formed. In the 2002–03 NHL season, the Minnesota Wild made its first playoff appearance, and made an unexpected run to the Western Conference Finals where the team was swept by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Minnesota has two minor league associates, the Houston Aeros and Johnstown Chiefs.
The Minnesota Wild is owned by the Minnesota Sports & Entertainment, which is a partial partnership formed by the former mainstream owner Bob Naegele Jr. of Naegele Sports, LLC in the year 1997. On 10thJan, 2008, it was made known that the franchise was being sold to previous Nashville Predators owner the Craig Leipold.