Wild capsules

8 Jordie Benn, D

Age: 34

HT/WT: 6-2, 199

EXPERIENCE: 10 years

2020-21 STATS (with Vancouver and Winnipeg): 1 goal, 10 assists, +7, 9 PIM

NOTABLE: Was dealt by the Canucks to the Jets at the trade deadline for a sixth-round draft pick. … Signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with Minnesota on Aug. 27. … Also played for Dallas and Montreal in his career. ... Older brother of Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn.

27 Nick Bjugstad, F

Age: 29

HT/WT: 6-6, 215

EXPERIENCE: 2 years

2020-21 STATS: 6 goals, 11 assists, +7, 17 PIM

NOTABLE: Missed 46 games last season after having core muscle surgery. … Tallied three game-winning goals. … Native of Blaine who played three seasons at the University of Minnesota.

25 Jonas Brodin, D

Age: 28

HT/WT: 6-1, 198

EXPERIENCE: 9 years

2020-21 STATS: 9 goals, 14 assists, +2, 18 PIM

NOTABLE: Received votes for the Lady Byng Trophy. … First-round pick (No. 10) of the Wild in 2011. … Debuted at 18 years old during the 2012-13 season. … Had 39 goals with 130 assists and is a plus-49 over his career in Minnesota.

21 Brandon Duhaime, F

Age: 25

HT/WT: 6-1, 203

EXPERIENCE: Rookie

2020-21 STATS (with Iowa): 6 goals, 3 assists, +7, 32 PIM

NOTABLE: Played in 24 games for the AHL’s Wild last season. … Had six goals and 14 assists in 63 games for Iowa in 2019-20. … Fourth-round pick in 2016 by Minnesota out of Providence College.

24 Matt Dumba, D

Age: 27

HT/WT: 6-0, 182

EXPERIENCE: 8 years

2020-21 STATS: 6 goals, 15 assists, +1, 46 PIM

NOTABLE: Named one of Minnesota’s assistant captains. … Finalist for Bill Masterson Trophy last season. … King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner in 2019-20. … Wild’s all-time leader in overtime goals with six.

14 Joel Eriksson Ek, F

Age: 25

HT/WT: 6-1, 208

EXPERIENCE: 5 years

2020-21 STATS: 19 goals, 11 assists, +16, 20 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed an eight-year contract in the offseason. … Set career highs in points, goals, plus/minus and TOI (17:03). … Had 11 third-period goals, tied for sixth most in the NHL.

22 Kevin Fiala, F

Age: 25

HT/WT: 5-10, 193

EXPERIENCE: 7 years

2020-21 STATS: 20 goals, 20 assists, -2, 43 PIM

NOTABLE: Notched 20+ goals for the second straight season and third in the last four years. … Led Wild in game-winning goals (5). … Had first career hat trick vs. Colorado on April 7. … Acquired by Minnesota from Nashville on Feb. 25, 2019.

17 Marcus Foligno, F

Age: 30

HT/WT: 6-3, 228

EXPERIENCE: 10 years

2020-21 STATS: 11 goals, 15 assists, +19, 49 PIM

NOTABLE: Named one of Minnesota’s assistant captains. … Had 52 hits in seven playoff games, the 7.43 hits/game tops in the NHL during the postseason. … Tallied career highs in points and plus/minus and tied his career high in assists.

89 Frederick Gaudreau, F

Age: 28

HT/WT: 6-0, 179

EXPERIENCE: 4 years

2020-21 STATS (with Pittsburgh): 2 goals, 8 assists, +10, 2 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed as a free agent with the Wild in July. … Appeared in six playoff games with the Penguins, recording three points and a team-high plus-3. … Scored his first three NHL goals in the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 for Nashville. … Played for head coach Dean Evason with the Milwaukee Admirals.

47 Alex Goligoski, D

Age: 36

HT/WT: 5-11, 185

EXPERIENCE: 14 years

2020-21 STATS (with Arizona): 3 goals, 19 assists, +12, 14 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed as a free agent with the Wild in July. … Led the Coyotes in blocked shots (108) … Has topped 100 blocked shots in eight consecutive seasons. … Has also played for Pittsburgh and Dallas. … Native of Grand Rapids who played three seasons at the University of Minnesota.

18 Jordan Greenway, F

Age: 24

HT/WT: 6-6, 227

EXPERIENCE: 4 years

2020-21 STATS: 6 goals, 26 assists, +5, 49 PIM

NOTABLE: Set career highs in points, assists and TOI (15:48). … 39 hits in the playoffs were second on the team. … Second-round pick in 2015. … Played two seasons with Boston University.

38 Ryan Hartman, F

Age: 27

HT/WT: 6-0, 181

EXPERIENCE: 7 years

2020-21 STATS: 7 goals, 15 assists, +0, 33 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed a three-year contract extension in April. … Had two playoff goals, including the game-winner in Game 6 vs. Vegas. … Also has played for Chicago, Nashville and Philadelphia.

34 Kaapo Kahkonen, G

Age: 25

HT/WT: 6-2, 215

EXPERIENCE: 1 year

2020-21 STATS: 16-8-0, 2.88 GAA, .902 SV%, 2 SHO

NOTABLE: Established Wild records for wins by a rookie goaltender and tied for first in shutouts. … Ranked third among NHL rookies in wins and shutouts. … Had a nine-game win streak in which he posted a 1.44 GAA and .947 SV%. … Recorded seven shutouts for Iowa in 34 games in 2019-20. … Fourth-round selection in 2014.

97 Kirill Kaprizov, F

Age: 24

HT/WT: 5-10, 185

EXPERIENCE: 1 year

2020-21 STATS: 27 goals, 24 assists, +10, 16 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed contract through 2025-26 in the offseason. … First Wild player to win the Calder Memorial Trophy, he received 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes. … Led Wild in points, goals and power-play goals (8) while setting team rookie records in points, goals, assists and power-play goals. … Posted 30 goals with CSKA Moscow in 2018-19 and 33 in 2019-20. … Fifth-round pick in 2015.

29 Dmitry Kulikov, D

Age: 31

HT/WT: 6-1, 204

EXPERIENCE: 12 years

2020-21 STATS (with New Jersey and Edmonton): 0 goals, 4 assists, -3, 28 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed as a free agent with the Wild in July. … Traded by the Devils to the Oilers for a fourth-round pick. … Had also played for Florida, Buffalo and Winnipeg.

4 Jon Merrill, D

Age: 29

HT/WT: 6-3, 195

EXPERIENCE: 8 years

2020-21 STATS (with Detroit and Montreal): 0 goals, 5 assists, -9, 16 PIM

NOTABLE: Signed as a free agent with the Wild in July. … Traded by the Red Wings to the Canadiens for Hayden Verbeek and a fifth-round pick. … Played in 13 playoff games with the Habs. … Was leading Detroit in blocked shots (58) when dealt. … Has also played for New Jersey and Vegas.

16 Rem Pitlick, F

Age: 24

HT/WT: 5-11, 196

EXPERIENCE: 2 years

2020-21 STATS (with Nashville): 0 goals, 2 assists, +3, 4 PIM

NOTABLE: Acquired off waivers from the Predators on Oct. 5. … Spent majority of last season on Nashville’s taxi squad, getting into 10 games. … Played eight games with Chicago (AHL) and posted eight goals and two assists. … Had 20 goals and 16 assists in 63 games with Milwaukee (AHL) in 2019-20. … Spent two years at the University of Minnesota. … Dad, Lance, was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the ninth round of the 1986 draft.

49 Victor Rask, F

Age: 28

HT/WT: 6-2, 200

EXPERIENCE: 7 years

2020-21 STATS: 10 goals, 13 assists, +7, 12 PIM

NOTABLE: Had most goals, assists and points since the 2017-18 season. … Has had a positive plus-minus in both of his full seasons with the Wild after not accomplishing that once during his first five NHL seasons. … Acquired from Carolina in a trade on Jan. 17, 2019.

46 Jared Spurgeon, D

Age: 32

HT/WT: 5-9, 167

EXPERIENCE: 11 years

2020-21 STATS: 7 goals, 18 assists, -2, 6 PIM

NOTABLE: Team captain. … Finalist for Lady Byng Trophy last season. … Led Wild in blocked shots (102) and power-play points (8). … Second defenseman to reach 700 games played in franchise history. … Wild’s all-time leader for a defenseman in goals, power-play goals, game-winning goals and blocked shots and is second in games, assists, points, plus-minus and power-play points.

7 Nico Sturm, F

Age: 26

HT/WT: 6-3, 206

EXPERIENCE: 3 years

2020-21 STATS: 11 goals, 6 assists, +10, 17 PIM

NOTABLE: Tied for third among qualifying NHL rookies in plus-minus last season. … Won 51.5% of his faceoffs. … Played in six games with the Wild in 2019-20 and two more in the playoffs, scoring his first NHL goal in Game 4 of the qualifying round vs. Vancouver. … Recorded 12 goals and 20 assists with Iowa in 2019-20. … Signed as a free agent out of Clarkson in April 2019.

33 Cam Talbot, G

Age: 34

HT/WT: 6-4, 196

EXPERIENCE: 8 years

2020-21 STATS: 19-8-5, 2.63 GAA, .915 SV%, 2 SHO

NOTABLE: Had two playoff shutouts in seven games, which tied him for second most in the NHL in the postseason. … His Game 6 blanking of Vegas was the first shutout for the Wild at home in an elimination game. … Signed as a free agent with Minnesota in October 2020.

36 Mats Zuccarello, F

Age: 34

HT/WT: 5-8, 184

EXPERIENCE: 11 years

2020-21 STATS: 11 goals, 24 assists, +9, 8 PIM

NOTABLE: Missed the start of the 2020-21 season after undergoing arm surgery in the offseason and ended up playing 42 games. … Still finished tied for second on the Wild in assists, third in points and tied for fourth in goals. … Has 26 goals and 46 assists in 107 games with Minnesota. … Signed as a free agent in July 2020. … Has also played for New York and Dallas.