Things You May Not Know: Wild-Kings edition

Coyle-WildSunday afternoon will bring a rare day game to Staples Center, at least from a hockey perspective. Yet, before the Kings and Wild clash in downtown Los Angeles, here is a chance to arm yourself with a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to the person next to you – regardless of if that’s in the stands, at a bar, or even at home in front of the TV…

Five Things You May Not Have Known about the Minnesota Wild:

1. Marian Gaborik’s 219 goals are the most goals scored in Minnesota Wild franchise history. He is also second in points, trailing only Mikko Koivu. His 219 goals alone would rank him 5th on the team’s all-time point list.

2. Goalie Darcy Kuemper played eight games for the Ontario Reign (ECHL) in 2011-12, recording a 7-1-0 record, 1.71 GAA and .941 Save Percentage.

3. Forward Jason Zucker played youth hockey in Southern California, suiting up for the LA Selects.

4. Charlie Coyle, who was selected in the first round at the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles, and former NHL forward Tony Amonte are cousins. He also talked about his celebrity look-a-like in a pre-Draft interview MayorsManor did with him here.

5. In 2003, Thomas Vanek was named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament (NCAA national championship) after scoring the game winning goals in both the semi-final and championship games.

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  1. Todd S. Jenkins (@epistrophy68) says:

    Interesting stuff. We loved Kuemper during his too-brief stint with the Ontario Reign, and we’re ecstatic to have Gaborik in SoCal. Hope he heals up well, and soon!