MSE Around the Rink - June 2010


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MSE Around the Rink - June 2010

  1. 1. ISSUE 6 • VOLUME 3 • JUNE 2010 Social Networking Tips Join our new networking from Carson McKee group on LinkedIn!! The Minnesota Wild Corporate Partners group was For those of you not at the Minnesota Wild Corporate created to be a useful networking tool encouraging Partner Summit, Carson McKee spoke on the benefits and the open exchange of ideas and best practices between the Minnesota Wild and their corporate importance of social media in the business world. Here is an partners. Check it out and request to join here. excerpt from his website: So you have a Facebook profile, a Twitter profile, a LinkedIn profile. Perhaps some profiles on other social networks as 2010 Draft Party @ well. Here’s my list of do’s and don’ts for your social media Join us on Friday, June 25th at Aperitif in Woodbury for the profile(s): Minnesota Wild 2010 Draft Party! Be a part of the excitement as the Wild look to enhance their roster with the Don’t use 3rd person language. Things like, “Carson is 9th overall draft pick! Hosted by radio and TV personalities a…” The social space is all about promoting uniqueness Kevin Falness and Mike Greenlay, the event kicks off at and individuality. Your own personal profile shouldn’t 6:00pm and will last until 9:00pm. Special guests include read like someone else wrote it. Nordy and Minnesota Wild Assistant Coach Bob Mason. Minnesota Wild General Manager, Chuck Fletcher, will join Use a picture of yourself. Not having a picture reads as us via a telephone interview shortly after the Wild make their absent rather than private. Unless your profile is actually selection. There will be prizes awarded throughout the a brand, don’t use a logo. Show yourself, not your evening and the ticket department will be on-site to answer child(ren) or your pet. any questions you may have regarding 2010-2011 Minnesota Wild season ticket packages. Keep it short and to the point. If you want to share your life story, use each platform for what it does best. LinkedIn for work experience, Facebook for things you like, etc. Don’t be redundant. You don’t need to connect with the same people on each network. I frequently receive (and ignore) requests from LinkedIn contacts to join them on another space. No need for that. Lots of followers, friends and connections do not mean anything for the sake of network size alone. Small, Aperitif Restaurant and Bar serves cuisine of the powerful networks are the way to operate in the Mediterranean specifically touching upon Italy, Spain, France, business world unless you intend to spam (don’t). Greece and area countries cuisines. It is open for lunch, brunch and dinner. A 35-foot Black Walnut bar is home to a Everyone is not a lead. Networking is about connecting variety of over 20 wines by the glass, signature cocktails and people. Opportunities will come to you in turn. Provide beers from around the world and local breweries. The open value in the form of information and connections. Social kitchen provides both warmth and comfort, featuring a media is not a hammer – it’s a nail. custom wood burning pizza oven. Check out Aperitif’s website here. Hope to see you there!
  2. 2. History of Hockey: The NHL Draft Prior to the establishment of the draft in 1963, NHL teams had historically sponsored amateur teams to which they placed signed players for development. In order to provide member teams with an equal opportunity to acquire amateur players, the league created a drafting system. The first draft was held in June 1963 and all amateur players, 17 years or older not already sponsored by an NHL team, were eligible to be drafted. By 1969, all sponsored teams had been phased out and every junior of qualifying age (20 years) was available for selection. In 1979 the Draft’s name was changed from “Amateur” to “Entry.” Starting in 1980 and continuing today, all 18-20 year old North American and non-North American-born players have been eligible to be drafted. In addition, non-North American players aged 21 years or older are eligible for claim. Minnesota has done very well since the inception of the draft; there have been 66 Minnesotans drafted in the first and second rounds starting in 1971. 2006 and 2007 were particularly satisfying to the State of Hockey with eighteen players being taken in all seven rounds each year. In 2006, that number compared to seven Minnesotans being drafted by MBL, two by the NFL, and one by the NBA. In 2006, Bloomington’s Erik Johnson became the first Minnesotan to be selected first overall in the NHL draft. A selection of the St. Louis Blues, the defenseman spent two years at Richfield’s Academy of Holy Angels before moving on for further development at the US National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Johnson was a member of the bronze medal winning US Junior team in 2006 and during the same college season, scored 24 points for the Minnesota Golden Gophers while carding 10 points in the playoffs. This year the Los Angeles Kings will host the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at STAPLES Center which is taking place June 25-26. This is the first time Los Angeles has had the opportunity to host the draft. 2010-11 Minnesota Wild Select-A-Seat Our ticket sales and service group is busy preparing for this summer's select-a-seat, set for June 15th-16th. For those of you not familiar with this event, it is an opportunity for our season ticket holders to come down to Xcel Energy Center to relocate or add season tickets to their account. We are expecting 750 attendees each night and would like to offer you the chance to get in front of them. If you would like to present a special offer, coupon, sample, etc, please contact Anna Johnson at by Friday, June 11th. Summer Road Tour 2010 The 2010 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Summer Road Tour could be coming to a city near you! Since the tour’s inception in 2001, the Minnesota Wild have been traveling throughout the State of Hockey to give fans the ultimate fan experience. Current and former players, Nordy, radio hosts and Wild employees travel to different locations in MN, IA, SD and ND for three days on three separate legs to present fans with the opportunity to receive autographs, win prizes and to start preparing for the 10th Anniversary of the Minnesota Wild. The tours start on June 21st and end at the Mall of America on June 24th with the Minnesota Wild Summer Bash. Click here for a detailed list of locations and times as well as a list of players that will be attending each leg of the tour.
  3. 3. Xcel Energy Center Upcoming Events Events highlighted in red have suites available! For more information, visit If you are interested in purchasing a suite for one of the upcoming events, please contact Kathleen Borschke at Sting June 21 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers June 22 – Suites Available Carlos Santana June 30 – Suites Available Tool July 1 Star Wars: In Concert July 11 - Suites Available Simon & Garfunkel July 12 - Suites Available Lady Gaga August 30 & 31 - Suites Available Jonas Brothers September 8 Dave Matthews Band September 15 – Suites Available Roger Waters October 27