Mar 24, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley (15) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Wild 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
The NHL released 2012-13 regular season schedules for all 30 teams on Thursday. The Minnesota Wild will open the season at home against the Colorado Avalanche -- followed by a pair of hefty early-season road trips.
The NHL released schedules for all 30 teams on Thursday.
The Wild have a few big early-season road trips. They'll play six straight road games from Nov. 3 to Nov. 13, and six more from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.
They also have home stands of seven games and five games.
The NHL season will start on Oct. 11, with four games kicking things off. On Oct. 12, the Los Angeles Kings will be at home to raise the franchise's first-ever championship banner.
The first round of the NHL Draft will be Friday, June 22, with Rounds 2 through 7 taking place on Saturday.