The Wild have officially announced that they have hired former Wild player Darby Hendrickson to be the team’s third assistant coach.â†µ
From the Wild:â†µ
MINNESOTA WILD NAMES DARBY HENDRICKSON ASSISTANT COACHâ†µ
â†µHendrickson an Original Member of Wild Organization
â†µ SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â€“ Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has named Darby Hendrickson an Assistant Coach.
â†µ Hendrickson, 38 (8/28/72), was an original member of the Wild and one of the most popular players in team history, playing four seasons (2000-2004) and scored the teamâ€™s first goal at Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 11, 2000 vs. Philadelphia. The Richfield, Minn., native posted 60 points (29-31=60) in 182 regular season games with the Wild. He appeared in 17 playoff matches with Minnesota in 2003 and recorded five points (2-3=5) including the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinal series at Vancouver. Hendrickson also skated with Toronto, the New York Islanders, Vancouver and Colorado, posting 129 points (65-64=129) in 518 NHL games in parts of 10 NHL seasons.
â†µ He played for the University of Minnesota for two seasons (1991-93) after earning the 1991 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award and was a member of the 1994 United States Olympic Team. Hendrickson most recently served as a studio analyst for FOX Sports North and an analyst for KSTC-TV, Channel 45â€™s coverage of the state high school hockey tournament, as well as a National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) Northwest Division Representative.