Well, now we can mark our calendars. On Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Wild released the full schedule for their 2022-23 season. All 82 games over the several months all planned out.
The full schedule can be found here. Some key dates are below.
Season/Home Opener: Thurs., Oct. 13 — 7:00pm — vs. New York Rangers
First/Longest Road Trip: Sat., Oct. 22 to Sun., Oct. 30 — Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
Last Game: Thurs., April 13 — 7:00pm — at Nashville Predators
As it is with any season, the Wild will face their Central Division rivals for 26 games, and will face each Pacific Division team three times, for a total of 24 games. For each Eastern Conference team, Minnesota will play one home and one away game against the cross-continent teams for a total of 32 games.
A whole lot of games to play but now we’re just counting down the days.