Wild to host Rangers Thursday night in home opener

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Thursday night, hockey fans will pack into the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for the Minnesota Wild’s season opener against the New York Rangers.

A season kickoff pregame party will be held at Herbie’s on the Park Patio from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Food and beverages, as well as yard games and music, will be available to the public.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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As previously reported, the team finalized its initial roster Tuesday, which includes forward Marco Rossi, the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, and defenseman Calen Addison, the 53rd pick in the 2018 NHL Draft who Minnesota acquired in the Jason Zucker trade.

Only three players on the roster weren’t with the Wild or its Iowa affiliate when last season ended — forward Sam Steel, defenseman Andrej Sustr and goalie Filip Gustavsson, who was acquired from Ottawa this summer in the Cam Talbot trade.

Check out the video clip below on the refreshments being offered at the Xcel Energy Center.

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