Craig Leipold


Minnesota Wild




Though the Wild have not been able to move deep into the NHL playoffs, continuous sellouts and high fan interest demonstrate the strength of its brand. A coaching change which brought in veteran Bruce Boudreau indicates Craig Leipold is not content, given the conventional wisdom that most of the profits in the NHL are made in the playoffs). He is also looking for opportunities beyond the game. Expanding the Wild’s footprint beyond the Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium and Saint Paul RiverCentre (all of which are managed by a Leipold company), a Wild training center will be the anchor tenant of the $60 million planned redevelopment of the former Macy’s in downtown St. Paul.