Let’s go over some news and notes:
- Yeah, the Wild dropped their preseason opener to the Stars. But did you see Ryan Hartman out there? Goodness gracious, that man was on a mission. Here’s our recap from last night. [Hockey Wilderness]
- From being a sixth-round draft selection to becoming a “stud” defenseman for the Wild, Jared Spurgeon’s journey is truly something special. With a new $53 million contract in hand, Spurgeon has clearly earned a career-long stay in Minnesota. [The Athletic]
- Luke Kunin had an entire healthy offseason this summer, and he’s ready to rock and roll in 2019-20.