StaTuesday: Wild players on franchise all-time leaderboard

Wild star Zach Parise (left) should climb Minnesota's franchise all-time charts in several stat categories in 2015-16, as should veteran teammate Mikko Koivu (not pictured).

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The Minnesota Wild begin their 15th season Thursday and as the year goes along several players have a chance to move up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard.

Specifically, start tracking the statistics of Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Koivu, the team’s No. 1 overall pick in 2001, already is the Wild’s all-time leader in points and assists, but here’s a look at some other categories in which Minnesota players can move up this season.

Games played

If Koivu can stay healthy, he’ll be No. 1 overall three-fourths of the way into the season.

WILD ALL-TIME GAMES PLAYED

PLAYER GAMES
Nick Schultz 743
Mikko Koivu 681
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 565
Marian Gaborik 502
Andrew Brunette 489

Goals

Koivu won’t move up, but Parise has a chance to move up to No. 4 — and No. 3 if he can put up 40 goals, which Wild fans certainly wouldn’t mind.

WILD ALL-TIME GOALS

PLAYER GOALS
Marian Gaborik 219
Mikko Koivu 144
Andrew Brunette 119
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 106
Brian Rolston 96
Wes Walz 82
Zach Parise 80

Assists

Again, Koivu is already No. 1, but Ryan Suter, heading into his fourth season with the Wild, is poised to make the top-five this season.

WILD ALL-TIME ASSISTS

PLAYER ASSISTS
Mikko Koivu 356
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 241
Marian Gaborik 218
Andrew Brunette 202
Brent Burns 128
Nick Schultz 102
Wes Walz 100
Ryan Suter 99
Flip Kuba 99

Points

Parise needs just 47 points to move into fifth place all-time. Seeing as how he had 62 points last season and 56 in 2013-14, that’s more than doable.

WILD ALL-TIME POINTS

PLAYER POINTS
Mikko Koivu 500
Marian Gaborik 437
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 347
Andrew Brunette 321
Brian Rolston 202
Brent Burns 183
Wes Walz 182
Kyle Brodziak 169
Zach Parise 156

Game-winning goals

Wild fans no doubt would like to see Parise and/or Jason Pominville move well up on this list this season.

WILD ALL-TIME GAME-WINNING GOALS

PLAYER GW GOALS
Marian Gaborik 43
Mikko Koivu 25
Brian Rolston 21
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 19
Andrew Brunette 16
Wes Walz 15
Brent Burns 13
Zach Parise 12
Atti Miettinen 11
Eric Belanger 10
Jason Pominville 10

Shots

Not necessarily a statistic that people keep track of, but it is a stat nonetheless and Koivu is poised to be the all-time leader while Parise is also working his way up.

WILD-ALL-TIME SHOTS

PLAYER SHOTS
Marian Gaborik 1,694
Mikko Koivu 1,657
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 928
Brian Rolston 887
Brent Burns 794
Pascal Dupuis 729
Kyle Brodziak 715
Cal Clutterbuck 711
Zach Parise 686