The action gets underway Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Wild take on the rival Colorado Avalanche and continues with Minnesota's home opener on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Check out some of the highlights from this year's slate, including must-watch games against MVP Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes' New Jersey Devils.
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Saturday, Oct. 5 at Colorado Avalanche
The Wild take on a division rival in their first game on FOX Sports North. The Avalanche added depth down the middle over the summer, trading for Nazem Kadri as a complement to top center Nathan MacKinnon, while star defensive prospect Cale Makar enters his first full season. The Avalanche finished seven points ahead of the Wild last season, nabbing the Western Conference's second wild-card spot.
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Saturday, Oct. 12 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota's home opener begins with a one-hour edition of our "Wild Live" pregame show. The Penguins return star center Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and bring a few familiar faces with them to Minnesota, including former Gophers star Nick Bjugstad.
Tuesday, Oct. 22 vs. Edmonton Oilers
An early meeting with the best player in the world is definitely appointment television. Connor McDavid was at his best against the Wild last season, racking up two goals and five assists in just three games.
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. St. Louis Blues
The Wild get an early look at the defending champs, who return largely intact following their miraculous run to the Stanley Cup Final. Minnesota won last year's season series 3-1, but two of those games were decided by just one goal.
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Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Nino Niederreiter returns to Minnesota less than a year after the Wild traded the skilled winger to the Hurricanes for center Viktor Rask.
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Thursday, Dec. 5 at Tampa Bay Lightning
The league's highest-scoring team last season at 3.89 goals per game, the Lightning had three 40-goal scorers last season -- Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point (currently an RFA) -- and converted on a ridiculous 28.2% of their power plays.
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Sunday, Dec. 15 at Chicago Blackhawks
The Wild and the Blackhawks should, once again, be battling for the same playoff real estate in the Central Division. Chicago upgraded its defense over the summer, while Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford should form one of the league's most-effective goaltending tandems.
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Saturday, Dec. 21 at Winnipeg Jets
The Jets fell to the Blues in the first round last season, a year after advancing to the conference final. Winnipeg's offense remained among the league's best, averaging 3.29 goals per game, but they couldn't seem to solve Minnesota. The Wild went 5-0 against the Jets last season, outscoring Winnipeg 18-8 in the process.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
The Wild and Maple Leafs meet in Toronto six games into the season, but your New Year's Eve plans should definitely revolve around their second matchup. Another high-octane offense, the Leafs averaged 3.49 goals per game last season, fourth in the league, led by centers Auston Matthews and John Tavares.
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Sunday, Jan. 12 vs. Vancouver Canucks
Burnsville native and former North Dakota star Brock Boeser returns alongside Elias Pettersson, who won the Calder Trophy last season as the league's top rookie. The Canucks finished nine points outside a playoff spot last season, but could take another step forward before this January meeting rolls around.
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Tuesday, Feb. 11 vs. Vegas Golden Knights
The high-flying Golden Knights took the league by storm in Year 1, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, but stumbled a bit last season, falling in the first round. Minnesota has had the upper hand in this series throughout Vegas' brief history. The Wild are 5-0-1 in six games against the Golden Knights, and have outscored Vegas 21-12.
Saturday, Feb. 15 vs. San Jose Sharks
Star defensemen Brent Burns -- who started his career with the Wild -- and Erik Karlsson make this one another must-watch. The Sharks fell a bit short of expectations last season, falling in the conference final, but should be back in the hunt.
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Tuesday, March 17 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
The Wild host the Blackhawks, then visit Chicago two nights later in what could be a pair of pivotal matchups for both teams. Minnesota has just eight games to play after these games against Chicago, including four against division rivals.
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Thursday, March 26 vs. New Jersey Devils
This is your last chance to see Jack Hughes, the first overall pick in this year's draft, on FOX Sports North. Hughes smashed the U.S. national team development program's career scoring record in the leadup to the draft, registering 228 points in two seasons with the USNTDP.
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Saturday, April 4 at Nashville Predators
A showdown with a division rival could have major implications in the Wild's regular-season finale. The Predators went 4-0 against the Wild last season, but the series was closer than it appeared. Nashville won the final three by one goal -- including a shootout March 3 -- after winning their first meeting 4-2 on an empty netter. Another wrinkle: The two teams pulled off a major trade at last year's deadline, swapping forwards Mikael Granlund and Kevin Fiala.