Chuck Fletcher

General Manager

Minnesota Wild




“This is a great day in the history of the Minnesota Wild,” Chuck Fletcher said July 4, 2012, when the Wild rocked the hockey world. The team signed the NHL’s top two free agents, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Since then, the Wild have had strong seasons that qualified them for the playoffs, but they’ve failed to make it very far. When owner Craig Leipold agreed to the big contracts for Parise and Suter, no doubt he was thinking about winning a Stanley Cup one day. The cup arrived in Minnesota in July—carried by Jake Guentzel, a Woodbury native and Pittsburgh Penguin. Pressure is mounting on Fletcher to produce.