SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild’s 2016-17 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season schedule was released today. The Wild opens the season on the road against the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 13 and then returns home to host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.The club will play 10 of its first 16 games against Eastern Conference opponents including seven road matches against the East.

 

   The 2016-17 schedule consists of 82 games – 41 at Xcel Energy Center and 41 road contests. The Wild’s home schedule features 17 weekend games (three on Friday, nine on Saturday and five on Sunday). Most evening games at Xcel Energy Center will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Minnesota will play 29 games against the Central Division, including five each against Colorado (three home, two road), Dallas (two home, three road), Nashville (two home, three road), St. Louis (three home, two road) and Winnipeg (two home, three road), and four vs. Chicago (two home, two road).

 

   The Wild will also play three games against each team in the Pacific Division: Anaheim (two home, one road), Arizona (two home, one road), Calgary (one home, two road), Edmonton (one home, two road), Los Angeles (two home, one road), San Jose (two home, one road) and Vancouver (one home, two road).

 

   Minnesota will play each team in the Eastern Conference twice (once at home and once on the road) for a total of 32 contests. Popular Eastern Conference visits to Xcel Energy Center include Boston (Nov. 17), Detroit (Feb. 12), Montreal (Jan. 12), the New York Islanders (Dec. 29), the New York Rangers (March 18), Toronto (Oct. 20), Tampa Bay (Feb. 10), Washington (March 28) and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (Nov. 25). The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will take place on Jan. 29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

 

2016-17 MINNESOTA WILD SCHEDULE

 

 

DAYDATE  OPPONENT         TIME (CT)   

SEPTEMBER   PRESEASON

Mon.     26    at Buffalo              TBA                 

TUE.     27        COLORADO    7:00 P.M.

Thur.     29    at Winnipeg       7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER       PRESEASON

SUN.     2          CAROLINA     5:00 P.M.

Tues.     4      at Colorado        8:00 p.m.

SAT.     8          WINNIPEG      7:00 P.M.      

 

OCTOBER   REGULAR SEASON

Thur.     13    at St. Louis             7:00 p.m.

SAT.     15        WINNIPEG      6:00 P.M.

TUE.     18    LOS ANGELES7:00 P.M.

THUR.  20        TORONTO       7:00 P.M.

Sat.        22    at New Jersey    6:00 p.m.

Sun.       23    at N.Y. Islanders5:00 p.m.

Tue.       25    at Boston               6:00 p.m.

Thur.     27    at Buffalo              6:00 p.m.

SAT.     29        DALLAS               7:00 P.M.

 

NOVEMBER

TUE.     1          BUFFALO        7:00 P.M.

Sat.        5      at Colorado        2:00 p.m.

Thur.     10    at Pittsburgh       6:00 p.m.

Sat.        12    at Philadelphia   6:00 p.m.

Sun.       13    at Ottawa               4:00 p.m.

TUE.     15        CALGARY       7:00 P.M.

THUR.  17        BOSTON              7:00 P.M.

SAT.     19        COLORADO    7:00 P.M.

Mon.     21    at Dallas                 7:30 p.m.

WED.    23        WINNIPEG      6:00 P.M.

FRI.      25    PITTSBURGH     3:00 P.M.

Sat.        26    at St. Louis             7:00 p.m.

Tue.       29    at Vancouver     9:00 p.m.

 

DECEMBER

Fri.        2      at Calgary              8:00 p.m.

Sun.       4      at Edmonton          8:30 p.m.

Wed.     7      at Toronto              6:30 p.m.

FRI.      9          EDMONTON   7:00 P.M.      

SUN.     11    ST. LOUIS        5:00 P.M.

TUE.     13        FLORIDA             7:00 P.M.

Thur.     15    at Nashville            7:00 p.m.

SAT.     17        ARIZONA        1:00 P.M.

TUE.     20        COLORADO    7:00 P.M.

Thur.     22    at Montreal        6:30 p.m.

Fri.        23    at N.Y. Rangers 6:00 p.m.

Tue.       27    at Nashville            7:00 p.m.

THUR.  29        N.Y. ISLANDERS      7:00 P.M.

SAT.     31        COLUMBUS    5:00 P.M.

 

BOLD INDICATES HOME GAME

DATES AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

DAYDATE  OPPONENT           TIME (CT)

JANUARY

Thur.       5      at San Jose             9:30 p.m.             

Sat.         7      at Los Angeles   3:00 p.m.             

Sun.        8      at Anaheim        7:00 p.m.

THUR.   12        MONTREAL    7:00 P.M.

Sat.         14    at Dallas                 8:00 p.m.

Sun.        15    at Chicago              6:00 p.m.

TUE.      17    NEW JERSEY  7:00 P.M.

THUR.   19        ARIZONA        7:00 P.M.

SAT.       21        ANAHEIM       8:00 P.M.

SUN.       22    NASHVILLE        7:00 P.M.

Tue.        24    at Dallas                 7:30 p.m.             

THUR.   26    ST. LOUIS        7:00 P.M.

Sun.             29        NHL ALL-STAR GAME (STAPLES CENTER) TBD

Tue.        31    at Edmonton      8:00 p.m.             

 

FEBRUARY

Wed.       1      at Calgary              9:00 p.m.

Sat.         4      at Vancouver     9:00 p.m.

Tue.        7      at Winnipeg       7:00 p.m.

WED.     8          CHICAGO       7:00 P.M.

FRI.        10    TAMPA BAY   7:00 P.M.

SUN.       12        DETROIT             2:00 P.M.

TUE.      14        ANAHEIM       7:00 P.M.

THUR.   16        DALLAS               7:00 P.M.

SAT.       18        NASHVILLE    7:00 P.M.

TUE.      21        CHICAGO       7:00 P.M.

MON.     27    LOS ANGELES7:00 P.M.

Tue.        28    at Winnipeg       7:00 p.m.

 

MARCH

Thur.       2      at Columbus      6:00 p.m.

SUN.       5      SAN JOSE        5:00 P.M.

TUE.      7      ST. LOUIS        7:00 P.M.

Thur.       9      at Tampa Bay    6:30 p.m.

Fri.          10    at Florida               6:30 p.m.             

Sun.        12    at Chicago              6:00 p.m.

Tue.        14    at Washington        6:00 p.m.

Thur.       16    at Carolina             6:00 p.m.

SAT.       18    N.Y. RANGERS   6:00 P.M.         

Sun.        19    at Winnipeg       4:00 p.m.

TUE.      21    SAN JOSE        7:00 P.M.

THUR.   23    PHILADELPHIA 7:00 P.M.

SAT.       25    VANCOUVER     1:00 P.M.

Sun.        26    at Detroit                6:00 p.m.

TUE.      28    WASHINGTON   7:00 P.M.

THUR.   30        OTTAWA             7:00 P.M.

 

APRIL

Sat.         1      at Nashville            1:00 p.m.

SUN.       2          COLORADO    5:00 P.M.

TUE.      4          CAROLINA     7:00 P.M.

Thur.       6      at Colorado        8:00 p.m.

Sat.         8      at Arizona              8:00 p.m.