Thank You, Darby! Hendrickson Out, Questions Loom


Today, the Minnesota Wild announced a significant, and frankly quite surprising, change in the coaching staff. Assistant Coach Darby Hendrickson has been relieved of his duties. This news marks the end of an era for the Wild and the beginning of a new chapter for Darby.


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Celebrating Darby’s Contributions to the Wild

Bill Guerin’s statement perfectly encapsulated the sentiment shared by many in the Minnesota Wild community: “I would like to thank Darby for all his hard work and commitment to the Minnesota Wild during his long tenure with our organization,” said Guerin. “He has done a tremendous amount of good things for our team and the State of Hockey as a player and a coach. I wish Darby and his family all the best in the future.”

A Legacy of Dedication and Passion

Darby Hendrickson’s contributions to the Minnesota Wild are immeasurable. As a player, he brought passion and dedication to the ice, becoming a fan favorite and a staple in the State of Hockey. For crying out loud, he scored the franchise’s first goal!!! His transition to coaching allowed him to impart his extensive knowledge and love for the game to the next generation of players, shaping the team in countless ways.

Honoring a True Ambassador of the State of Hockey

Over the years, Darby’s hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed. He has been a constant presence behind the bench. Always ready with a strategy, a word of encouragement, or a guiding hand. His deep understanding of the game and his ability to connect with players have been instrumental in the team’s development and success. Darby’s incredible ability to connect with players, whether they are career AHLers or Future HOFers, will be an absolute asset if someone in the NHL decides to make the investment in their future.

Wishing Success in His Future Endeavors

Beyond the rink, Darby Hendrickson has been an integral part of the Minnesota community. His involvement in local initiatives and his approachable demeanor have made him a beloved figure off the ice as well. Darby’s legacy is one of excellence, dedication, and a profound love for the sport and the community. (Check out the incredible foundation he is a part of! #HockeyChangesLives)

As Darby embarks on the next chapter, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for everything he has done for the Wild and the State of Hockey. His legacy will continue to inspire and influence the team and its fans for years to come. You can text us anytime you want, Darby!

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