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Report: Wild hires Fletcher to be GM

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 21 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher will assume the GM post with the Minnesota Wild, NHL sources told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Wild fires GM Doug Risebrough

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 (UPI) -- The NHL's Minnesota Wild franchise has fired Doug Risebrough, its president and general manager since 1999.

Wild lock up Bouchard for 5 years

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 26 (UPI) -- Right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard signed a $20.4 million contract Saturday that will keep him with the Minnesota Wild for the next five seasons.

Owen Nolan signed by Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 6 (UPI) -- National Hockey League veteran Owen Nolan has signed a multiyear contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced Sunday.

Wild forward recovering from hip surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 3 (UPI) -- Minnesota Wild forward Marian Gaborik will be hospitalized two weeks after undergoing "minor" arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.

Wild's Schultz has appendix removed

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 8 (UPI) -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Nick Schultz is recovering from an appendectomy and will miss the start of the NHL playoffs this week, the team says.

Wild re-sign Gaborik to multi-year deal

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Four days after it appeared negotiations had fallen apart, the Minnesota Wild and star right wing Marian Gaborik have settled on a multi-year deal.

Gaborik signs with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Four days after it appeared negotiations had fallen apart, the Minnesota Wild and star right wing Marian Gaborik settled on a multi-year deal Friday.

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Lemaire gets contract extension

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Wild Thursday announced the signing of Coach Jacques Lemaire and his assistants, Mike Ramsey and Mario Tremblay, to contract extensions.

Wild signs Bill Muckalt

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 3 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Wild added some toughness Wednesday, signing free agent center Bill Muckalt to a multi-year contract.

Wild sign goaltender Cloutier

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Wild have signed free agent goaltender Frederic Cloutier to a contract, general manager Doug Risebrough said Friday.

Wild extends Dowd's contract

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Off to the best start of his 11-year career, Minnesota Wild center Jim Dowd was rewarded Thursday with a multi-year contract extension.
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Doug Risebrough
CAL2000062304 - 23 JUNE 2000 - CALGARY, AB, CANADA: Majority owner of the expansion team Minnesota Wild, Bob Nagele, right, with his General Manager Doug Risebrough answer media questions after picking their new team at Calgary's Saddledome, June 23. The entry draft takes place over the weekend, June 24-25. mc/hr/H Ruckemann UPI
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Douglas "Doug" Risebrough (pronounced RYES-brow) (born January 29, 1954, in Guelph, Ontario) is the former General Manager for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was currently in his tenth season with the Wild and 31st season in the NHL. In his 31 years in the NHL, he has been a player, coach and executive, and has been involved with the Stanley Cup Playoffs 25 times.

Risebrough was the Montreal Canadiens’ first pick (7th overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. In eight seasons with the Canadiens, Risebrough helped Montreal capture four consecutive Stanley Cup titles (1976–77-78-79). He was traded to the Calgary Flames on September 11, 1982, and spent the next five years with the Flames. During his tenure with Calgary, Risebrough skated as the Flames co-captain then tri-captain for four seasons, with both Lanny McDonald and Jim Peplinski. In 1986, as a Tri-Captain, Doug Risebrough led the Flames to his fifth Stanley Cup Finals as a player. They eventually lost to the Montreal Canadiens.

Throughout his career, Risebrough was an agitator, often assigned to pester the opponents' top players. In one famous chapter of the Battle of Alberta, Risebrough, while playing with the Flames fought with Marty McSorley. Risebrough lost the fight, but ended up with McSorley's jersey, which he shredded with his skates.

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