Minnesota Wild Road Tour Hits Owatonna Wednesday
The Minnesota Wild road trip swings through Owatonna on Wednesday, June 22, stopping at the Four Seasons Centre from 3:30-4:30PM.
Fans can get autographs and talk hockey with Minnesota natives and current players Ryan Carter and Nate Prosser. Former Wild player Keith Ballard and broadcaster Anthony LaPanta are also scheduled to appear. The event is sponsored locally by Owatonna hockey.
Carter is out of White Bear Lake and was acquired via free agency before the 2014-15 season. The forward played in 60 games this past season, scoring seven goals and adding five assists. Prosser also joined the team for the 2014-15 season, being claimed from St. Louis.
The road trip coincides with the NHL entry draft June 24-25. The Wild will host a viewing party at Xcel Energy Center on Friday. The team went through a coaching change this past season with Mike Yeo being relieved of his duties. John Tochetti was hired on an interim basis and the team tabbed former Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau as his replacement during the off season. Boudreau has spent nine seasons as a head coach, leading his teams to division titles eight times. He coached in Washington before going to the Ducks.