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Wilderness Walk: AHL sets possible start date in February

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

AHL: OCT 19 Iowa Wild at Texas Stars Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • At the 23rd slot of our Top 25 Under 25 rankings this year, first-round pick Filip Johansson takes his place. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Three Minnesota Wild prospects have been invited to Team Canada’s selection camp for the upcoming 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • The Arizona Coyotes have renounced the rights to Mitchell Miller after facing backlash due to the player’s past of racist harassment of a classmate spanning over multiple years. The team initially defended their decision to draft Miller, saying that they can be part of the solution, but they decided to save face and cut ties with the player. No one will forget though. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The American Hockey League met with their Board of Governors and has plans in place to start their 2020-21 season on Feb. 5.
  • After an outside investigation, the allegations of former-Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon using racial and ethnic derogatory language while in the Toronto postseason bubble, was not found. [NHL PR]
  • Colorado Avalanche forward Colin Wilson details his struggles with OCD and addiction in his piece for The Players’ Tribune. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • Wayne Gretzky reflects on the passing of long-time Edmonton Oilers member Joey Moss. [Canadian Press]
  • The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed RFA forward Victor Olofsson to a two-year deal. [Die By The Blade]
  • After taking the Dallas Stars to the Cup final, head coach Rick Bowness had his interim tag removed on Thursday. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Another RFA re-signing with their team — high-flying defenseman Sami Niku has signed a two-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. [TSN]
  • Travis Roy, who turned a devastating hockey injury into a lifetime of inspiration and philanthropy, passed away today at the age of 45. His foundation has raised millions throughout New England for spinal cord injury research. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]