Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Minnesota Wild NHL Team

The The Minnesota Wild are the NHL team for the state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild play their home games at Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota.

The NHL Wild is part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Minnesota Wild history began in 1997 when the National Hockey League announced that Minnesota had been awarded an expansion franchise to begin play in the 2000-2001 NHL season.

The six final team names for the new Minnesota NHL franchise were: Minnesota Blue Ox, Minnesota Freeze, Minnesota Northern Lights, Minnesota Voyageurs, Minnesota White Bears and Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild name was officially chosen the following year along with the Minnesota Wild team colors of red, white, green and gold.

The Minnesota Wild logo is a bear head made to look like the Minnesota wilderness, complete with Minnesota pine trees and a meandering Minnesota River. The Minnesota Wild home jersey uses the primary Wild logo within a circle with the words Minnesota Wild in the circle, on a jersey primarily of red.

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