ISSUE 8 • VOLUME 3 • AUGUST 2010
Backstrom Goalie Mask Welcome New Partners!
Contest The Minnesota Wild would like to welcome seven new
15-year old Peter Best of Plymouth, Minn., is c c corporate partners to the MSE family for the 2010-2011
the winner of the Backstrom Goalie Mask Contest season. New to the Minnesota Wild for the exciting 10th
that was posted on the Wild website this summer. Best’s Anniversary Season are:
goalie mask design, which features the skylines of Minneapolis
and Saint Paul adorned by wolves, the Finnish flag and the AAA Heimie’s
team’s 10th anniversary mark covered by the Wild’s crest, will Haberdashery
be worn by Backstrom during the 2010-11 season. Beyond the Yellow
America All Over Media
National Dizzy and Balance Center
We are very excited to welcome all seven of these most recent
members of the team of 18,000!!
Last week, the Minnesota
Wild agreed to a ’10-‘11
Best now has the opportunity to sit in the workshop of goalie
contract with free agent
mask designer Todd Miska, who will take the design and
center John Madden.
create Backstrom’s mask for the upcoming season. He will
Madden, 37 has won three
also receive an autographed replica mask with the exact same
Stanley Cup titles in his
paint job and present the completed mask to Backstrom
career and was a member of
during training camp this September.
the Chicago Blackhawks
Stanley Cup championship
Over 500 goalie mask designs were submitted during the
team last season. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Barrie,
contest from Wild Fans aged 18 and under living in the
Ontario recorded 23 points in 79 regular season contests and
continental United States. The entries were narrowed down
won 53% of faceoffs taken.
to five finalists and sent to Backstrom who chose the winning
He has totaled 320 points in 791 career NHL contests with New
Jersey and Chicago and collected 43 points in 134 playoff
The four other finalists: Kelsey Boden, Lydia Maleitzke, Jared
matches. Madden has played in the playoffs in each of his ten
Manzella and Sheridan Norcia will have their submissions
full seasons in the NHL. Madden played four seasons at the
autographed by Backstrom and mailed to them. To view the
University of Michigan (1993-97) where he was a member of the
other finalists designs, click here.
Wolverines 1996 championship team and still holds the NCAA
record with 23 shorthanded goals in his career.
History of Hockey: Minnesotans and the Wild
In the ten seasons that the Wild have been a professional hockey team in the State of Hockey, 9 Minnesotans have been listed on the
roster. This number was just bumped from 8 when Matt Cullen, a Virginia, MN native, signed with the Wild on July 1, 2010. Below is a
list of each native Minnesotan player that has played with the Minnesota Wild over the last decade.
Matt Cullen from Virginia, MN attended St. Cloud State (1995-1997) and is expected to bring his hard working attitude and smart
play as a center to the team for the next 3 seasons.
Nate Prosser a native of Elk River, MN attended Colorado College for 4 seasons. Drafted in 2010 and played his first game with the
Wild on 4/5/10. He has great potential and may see some ice time this year.
Sean Hill from Duluth, MN played at U of WI-Madison for 3 years and was picked up during the 2007-2008 season.
Wyatt Smith hails from Thief River Falls, MN and attended the U of MN for 4 years. He played for the Wild during the ‘06-‘07
Mark Parrish from Bloomington, MN attended St. Cloud State for 2 years before joining the WHL. Parrish played for the Wild from
Erik Westrum a native of Minneapolis, MN played for the U of MN for 4 years. Erik suited up during the ‘05-‘06 season.
Darby Hendrickson from Richfield, MN attended the U of MN for 2 seasons. He played 3+ seasons with the Wild from 2000-Feb
2004. Darby is currently a Wild commentator for FSNorth.
Jeff Nielsen hails from Grand Rapids, MN and played at the U of MN for 4 years. Nielsen played one year with the Wild during the
Brian Bonin from St. Paul, MN attended the U of MN for 4 years. Was picked up in ‘00-‘01 and played 7 games in a Wild uniform.
August 13 – Event Suites & Group Tickets due • August 20 – All
Signage, Program Ads, Sponsorship Nights due • September 1 –
Radio Spots & Internet Ads due • September 24 – Yearbook Ads due
• October 1 – TV spots due
The time has finally arrived for the twelve days of fun at the
annual Minnesota State Fair! The Minnesota State Fair kicks
off on Thursday, August 26 and runs through Labor Day
(September 6). The Minnesota Wild is excited to once again
have a booth out at the Fair! Fans may visit us in the Fan Central building located near the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and
Underwood Street. The Wild booth includes the latest Wild merchandise, an interactive hockey game and player and Nordy
appearances. Stop by to rest your feet, watch Wild highlights and chat with Minnesota Wild representatives.
New this year, the Wild will be introducing a Pick-3 State Fair ticket plan which offers fans the opportunity to purchase three games
from a list of 12 dates before they go on sale on September 11. Lower level and Treasure Island Resort & Casino Club Level seats only.
Plans start at only $244.The Wild will also be unveiling the Top 10 Moments in Wild history at our State Fair booth on Sunday, August
29. The top two games as voted by our fans will be featured in a commemorative Year X DVD, a must-have for all Wild fans. The Year
X DVD is only $19 and is available exclusively at all Hockey Lodge locations and at the State Fair booth beginning August 29. All
proceeds from the sale of the DVD benefits the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Click here for more information.