If you are a fan of the Minnesota Wild, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Minnesota Wild have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
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After a playing career of nearly 20 years, he got straight into coaching in 1999. Starting out his coaching career in the minors he got his first NHL head coaching job in late 2019. Following a COVID shortened 2020-21 season, this year will be his first full season with the Wild. Over the last two years he has an overall record of 47-27-5.
This will be his first full length National Hockey League season after coming over from Russia. In the 2020-21 COVID shortened season he put up 27 Goals and 24 Assists. Adding onto his regular season stats he also has 2 playoff Goals and 1 Assist. He was last year’s Calder winner and made the all rookie team. If he plays anywhere close to his KHL form, he can be a high level NHL player.
After spending parts of 5 seasons in Nashville, this will be his 4th in Minnesota. Over the last 3 years as a member of the Wild he has been a decent contributor. Fiala has totaled 100 Goals and 110 Assists in the regular season and playoffs. If he were to step up his game and play a bigger role, the Wild could be a serious contender for the Stanley Cup trophy.