Former Player Tracking: Something for Nothing

This man used to play for the Wild. Now he does again.

Each week, when we remember, we look at the players who used to play for the Wild. We include players who left in free agency or trade over the summer, and the guys who have departed during the season at hand.

Continuing our super fun, non-offensive, avoid all conflict so as not to make other sites feel they need to target us, we go super in depth on each of the players. Join us after the jump.

Or don't. Whichever is least offensive.

Brent Burns


Brent Burns

#88 / Defenseman / San Jose Sharks

6-5

219

Mar 09, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Brent Burns 62 10 21 31 7 28 5 0 2 168

Brent Burns is a defenseman. He was traded to the Sharks at the 2011 NHL draft. He played some games this week in which his team paid him to participate.

Martin Havlat


Martin Havlat

#9 / San Jose Sharks

6-2

217

Apr 19, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Martin Havlat 26 2 13 15 8 16 1 0 0 62

Havlat is injured, so he isn't playing.

Cam Barker


Cam Barker

#13 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers

6-3

215

Apr 04, 1986



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Cam Barker 21 2 0 2 -1 18 1 0 1 31

Cam Barker was bought out by the Minnesota Wild over the summer. He now plays in Edmonton.

Antti Miettinen


Antti Miettinen

#20 / Right Wing / Winnipeg Jets

6-0

190

Jul 03, 1980



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Antti Miettinen 30 0 4 4 -7 0 0 0 0 36

Miettinen used to skate for the Wild on a line with Mikko Koivu. When he was not re-signed, he went to Russia. Then, he was let go by his team, and signed a contact with Tamps Bay. The Jets claimed him off of re-entry waivers.

Andrew Brunette


Andrew Brunette

#15 / Left Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

6-1

215

Aug 24, 1973


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Andrew Brunette 65 9 13 22 -8 4 4 0 0 66

The other former wing for Koivu, Bruneete now plays for the Chicago Blackhawks. He, too, is paid for this participation.

Chuck Kobasew


Chuck Kobasew

#17 / Right Wing / Colorado Avalanche

6-0

192

Apr 17, 1982



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Chuck Kobasew 54 7 6 13 -10 47 0 1 2 62

Kobasew was not offered a contract this summer. He now plays in Denver.

James Sheppard

Word is, Sheppard is on a conditioning assignment to the Sharks AHL affiliate.

Eric Nystrom


Eric Nystrom

#24 / Left Wing / Dallas Stars

6-1

193

Feb 14, 1983



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Eric Nystrom 60 16 4 20 -3 22 0 0 1 90

A former grinder for the Wild, Nystrom was traded to the Dallas Stars. There was a hit this week some considered controversial, but that debate might be offensive, so we'll just move on.

Jose Theodore


Jose Theodore

#60 / Goalie / Florida Panthers

5-11

185

Sep 13, 1976



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jose Theodore 39 2191 17 12 90 2.46 1091 1001 .918 2

He's a goalie. He played here before, he doesn't anymore.

John Madden


John Madden

#10 / Center / Florida Panthers

5-11

190

May 04, 1973



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - John Madden 16 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 16

Madden recently signed with the Panthers. He has played 16 games for that NHL franchise this season.

Colton Gillies


Colton Gillies

#18 / Left Wing / Columbus Blue Jackets

6-4

189

Feb 12, 1989



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Colton Gillies 57 1 4 5 -10 20 0 0 0 36

Gillies was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jackets. He plays in Columbus now.

Nick Schultz


Nick Schultz

#15 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers

6-1

200

Aug 25, 1982



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Nick Schultz 64 1 3 4 -10 34 1 0 0 39

Schultz was traded to the Oilers on Monday.

Marek Zidlicky


Marek Zidlicky

#2 / Defenseman / New Jersey Devils

5-11

190

Feb 03, 1977



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Marek Zidlicky 45 0 14 14 -9 26 0 0 0 51

Zidlicky was traded last week for three players and draft picks. He now plays in New Jersey.

Greg Zanon


Greg Zanon

#6 / Defenseman / Boston Bruins

5-11

201

Jun 05, 1980



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Greg Zanon 40 2 4 6 -1 14 0 0 1 28

The final trade made on Monday. Zanon is now an employee of the Boston Bruins.

What it All Means

There are some players who once played for the Minnesota Wild. They no longer do, thus making them former players, and tracked in this feature.

The comment section here will also be closed, so as to not allow anyone to be offended by the other members of the community.

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