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.
#88 / Defenseman / San Jose Sharks
Mar 09, 1985
|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.
#9 / San Jose Sharks
Apr 19, 1981
|2011 - Martin Havlat||26||2||13||15||8||16||1||0||0||62|
Havlat is injured, so he isn't playing.
#13 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers
Apr 04, 1986
|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.
#20 / Right Wing / Winnipeg Jets
Jul 03, 1980
|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.
#15 / Left Wing / Chicago Blackhawks
Aug 24, 1973
|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.
#17 / Right Wing / Colorado Avalanche
Apr 17, 1982
|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.
Word is, Sheppard is on a conditioning assignment to the Sharks AHL affiliate.
#24 / Left Wing / Dallas Stars
Feb 14, 1983
|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.
#60 / Goalie / Florida Panthers
Sep 13, 1976
|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.
#10 / Center / Florida Panthers
May 04, 1973
|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.
#18 / Left Wing / Columbus Blue Jackets
Feb 12, 1989
|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.
#15 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers
Aug 25, 1982
|2011 - Nick Schultz||64||1||3||4||-10||34||1||0||0||39|
Schultz was traded to the Oilers on Monday.
#2 / Defenseman / New Jersey Devils
Feb 03, 1977
|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.
#6 / Defenseman / Boston Bruins
Jun 05, 1980
|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.
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