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In honor of the NHL Entry Draft coming to St. Paul in June, Wells Fargo and the Minnesota Wild are teaming up to bring hockey fans an exciting new event. The Minnesota Wild Fan Fest proudly hosted by Wells Fargo will be held at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront on Friday, June 24 from noon to 5 p.m. The event will include a variety of attractions for fans of all ages, including:
  • State of Hockey Exhibit Hall featuring autographs, hockey exhibits and interactive hockey games   
  • Breakout sessions and autographs with hockey dignitaries covering a wide range of topics
  • Warming House Theater featuring two critically acclaimed hockey films, including The Code – The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL and Pond Hockey – A Documentary Film.

Wild Owner Craig Leipold
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
Hall of Fame former NHL coach, Scotty Bowman
Former NHL player, Phil Housley
Current Wild Players
Cal Clutterbuck
Colton Gillies
Marco Scandella
Jared Spurgeon
Brad Staubitz
Clayton Stoner
Wild 2010 #1 Draft Pick
Mikael Granlund
Former Wild Players
Brad Brown
Darby Hendrickson
Antti Laaksonen
Wes Walz
Former North Star Players
Jack Carlson
Chris Dahlquist
Dave Jensen
Lou Nanne
Bob Paradise
J.P. Parise
Steve Payne
Tom Reid
Gordie Roberts
TIm Young
Tom Younghans
Also scheduled to appear
St. Louis Blues forward/Olympian, David Backes
Olympic gold medalist, Karyn Bye-Dietz
Former MSU & current Panthers center, Ryan Carter
Former NHL player, Tom Chorske
1980 Olympian, John Harrington
MN High School coaching legend, Willard Ikola
Former NHL player, Reed Larson
Olympic silver medalist, Gigi Marvin
1980 Olympian, Rob McClanahan
Former SCSU and NHL right wing, Mark Parrish
Former NHL player, Shjon Podein
Olympic medalist, Jenny Potter
Former Gopher hockey coach, Doug Woog

Autographs Time
Jenny Potter 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Gigi Marvin 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Karyn Bye-Dietz 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Phil Housley 2:00 - 3:00 PM
David Backes 3:00 - 4:00 PM
John Harrington 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Rob McClanahan 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Autographs Time
Gordie Roberts 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Chris Dahlquist 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Tom Younghans 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Brad Maxwell 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tom Chorske 1:00 - 2:00 PM
J.P. Parise 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Shjon Podein 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Tim Young 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Dave Jensen 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Bob Paradise 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Steve Payne 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Autographs Time
Brad Staubitz 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Cal Clutterbuck 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Clayton Stoner 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Mikael Granlund 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Film # 1 Pond Hockey - A Documentary Film 1:00 PM
Film # 2
The Code - The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL 3:30 PM


Wristbands for Roundtable Discussions & Autograph Sessions will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Information Booth beginning at 12 p.m. for Round I and 2 p.m. for Round II. Limit one wristband per person. Fans may receive two autographs from each panelist, including one autograph card plus one other item.

Topic: Minnesota Wild Year III -
The Road to the Western Conference Finals
Guests: Wes Walz, Darby Hendrickson, Antti Laaksonen, Brad Brown
Hosts: Bob Kurtz and Tom Reid
Location: Herb Brooks Ballroom | Capacity: 250
Time: 1:00 PM
Topic: Houston Aeros - The Road to the Calder Cup Finals
Guests: Colton Gillies, Marco Scandella, Jared Spurgeon
Hosts: Mike Greenlay and Dan Terhaar
Location: Herb Brooks Ballroom | Capacity: 250
Time: 3:30 PM
Topic: The State of the NHL
Guests: Gary Bettman
Host: E.J. Hradek
Location: Mayasich Hall | Capacity: 200
Time: 1:00 PM
Due to scheduling conflicts Commissioner Bettman is unable to sign autographs.
Topic: Class of '67 - Minnesota's First NHL Team
Guests: Lou Nanne, Jack Carlson, Tim Young, Brad Maxwell, J.P. Parise
Hosts: Bob Kurtz and Tom Reid
Location: Mayasich Hall | Capacity: 200
Time: 3:30 PM
Topic: Coaching Legends
Guests: Scotty Bowman, Doug Woog, Willard Ikola
Hosts: Mike Greenlay and Dan Terhaar
Location: Mariucci Hall | Capacity: 200
Time: 1:00 PM
Topic: WCHA Greats
Guests: Mark Parrish (SCSU), Shjon Podein (UMD), Reed Larson (U of M), Ryan Carter (MSU)
Host: Tom Chorske
Location: Mariucci Hall | Capacity: 200
Time: 3:30 PM

Appearance schedule is subject to change.  Check back in the coming days for any updates or changes. 

Fan Fest tickets for the general public are $20 with a $1.25 per ticket processing and handling fee.  You will be able to print your tickets at home.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

Special Offer Code = FANFEST