May 8, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild center Nick Bonino (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild will begin their 2021-22 regular season on Friday, Oct. 15 against Anaheim. It's the seventh year in a row that the team commences its season on the road.

The Wild return to the Xcel Energy Center for their home opener on Tuesday, Oct. 19 versus Winnipeg.

Minnesota's upcoming campaign consists of 82 games. Twenty of the team's 41 home games will be on the weekend (four on Friday, nine on Saturday and seven on Sunday).

On Jan. 1 the Wild will host the 2022 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis against the St. Louis Blues.

Minnesota starts a nine-game homestand March 13, heading back on the road April 2.

The Wild's final regular-season game will be April 29, at home versus Colorado.

Per the team's press release: "In the event NHL Players participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, the NHL regular season will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 23. If, for whatever reason, there is no NHL Player participation in the Olympics, a revised Regular Season schedule will be released which, to the greatest extent possible, will adopt the dates and games reflected in the schedule contemplating Olympic participation."

Minnesota's entire 2021-22 schedule, including dates, times and opponents for the team's six-game preseason slate can be found, here.

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