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June Newsletter

  1. 1. Issue 6 Volume 5 June 2012The Wild will begin their annual caravan throughout Minnesota this summer, making stops in 18 cities in the State of Hockey on the 2012 WellsFargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour.Three separate legs of the tour begin Monday, June 25 and will make stops at two locations each day. The tour will culminate with the seventhannual Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Summer Bash on Thursday, June 28 at the John Rose OVAL in Roseville from 6-9 p.m.•Leg 1: Winona, Rochester, Austin, Owatonna, Mankato, New Ulm – Charlie Coyle, Matt Kassian, Antti Laaksonen, Mike Greenlay•Leg 2: Duluth, Eveleth, Grand Rapids, Brainerd, St. Cloud, Willmar – Nate Prosser, Jason Zucker, Bob Kurtz, Tom Reid•Leg 3: International Falls, Warroad, Thief River Falls, Bemidji, Fargo/Moorhead, Detroit Lakes – Justin Falk, Chad Rau, West Walz *Anthony LaPanta will be joining the tour starting in Bemidji. Matt Cullen will also make an appearance in Fargo/Moorhead.Youth hockey associations from various cities will have fundraising opportunities, and Wild celebrities will be on hand to sign autographs as well.Wrapping up the week with the Summer Bash on Thursday, June 28. From 6-9 p.m. at the John Rose OVAL in Roseville, fans will have a chance toplay hockey-themed games, can take part in autograph sessions and photo opportunities with Wild celebrities. Other activities include open skating, live music, Zamboni rides, food and beverage, a live KFAN broadcast and more. For more information on the 2012 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour click here. 1
  2. 2. • July 11th Neil Diamond • • August 10th-11th Coldplay • • August 24th-26th Apassionata • • September 13th-16th Batman Live • • October 19th-20th Women of Faith• • October 21st Phineas and Ferb• • November 3rd and 4th Madonna Concert• • December 6th-9th Disney on ice• See the full schedule of events here. 2012 Corporate Partner Summit The Minnesota Wild is hosting our 2012 Corporate Partner Summit - The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be held Thursday, July 12, at Xcel Energy Center. ‘The State of the NHL’ will be on June 22-23, 2012 at the Consol this year’s focus, and the summit features guest speaker Brian Jennings. Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year marks the 50th Brian Jennings is the Executive Vice President of Marketing for the NHL. NHL Entry Draft. It is the first time Brian’s strong leadership of the NHL brand and solid League-wide Pittsburgh will host the draft since the relationships provide deeper integration of the brand and product lines 1997 NHL Entry Draft. among all of the NHL’s business partners including TV rights holders, licensees and sponsors, as well as the clubs. Players born between January 1st, 1992 and September 14, 1994 are eligible for selection in this years draft. 20 Years of the Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players over the age of 20 are eligible for the draft; and those 7th Overall picks players who were drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but not signed by an NHL team and who were born after June 24, 1992, were also eligible to re- The Wild owns the seventh pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. For enter the draft. a look at the players selected seventh Overall in the NHL Entry Draft For continuous coverage on pre-draft in the last 20 years, the teams they were selected by, the teams they information, facts, and exciting draft skated for before being drafted and their career NHL totals click here. news click here. 2