Aaron Heckmann is studying journalism at Bethel University. In addition to 10KRinks, he is a Sports Editor at the Forest Lake Times and will be a credentialed hockey reporter for The Daily Gopher this season. He also wrote for The Hockey Writers and GonePuckWild in the past. His data-driven articles are focused on solving problems, telling stories, and discovering unique storylines. Find him on Twitter @aaron_heckmann.
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Minnesota’s Depth Will Be Put To the Test After A Busy Offseason
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 17, 2022
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Minnesota Wild heading into the season. A surprising amount of roster turnover took place this summer. The Wild traded […]
Brock Faber’s Stock Keeps Rising After A Monster World Juniors Performance
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 9, 2022
10K Rinks is counting down the Minnesota Wild’s Top-10 Prospects, as voted by our staff. Today, we give you everything you need to know about our No. […]
Calen Addison’s Spot Is Almost Assured After Kulikov Trade
By Aaron Heckmann - Sep 2, 2022
Top defensive prospect Calen Addison has produced solid results in his limited NHL experience. But he’s never had a real opportunity to prove he’s ready for full-time […]
The Wild Are Betting On Gustavsson’s Youth and Upside
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 12, 2022
Among the risks that the Minnesota Wild have taken over the past year, trading Cam Talbot to the Ottawa Senators for Filip Gustavsson is one that stands […]
What Does Minnesota’s Free Agent Silence Reveal About Their Offseason Plans?
By Aaron Heckmann - Aug 4, 2022
The Minnesota Wild either have something up their sleeve, or they’re making a poor judgment call. According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Wild are working […]
The Wild Should Target Conor Garland As A Fiala Replacement
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 21, 2022
Ever since the Minnesota Wild traded Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings, a major storyline surrounding the team has been how they replace his production heading […]
The Wild Are Wisely Being Patient In Free Agency
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 14, 2022
Building a Stanley Cup contender is difficult, but it’s even more challenging in the current financial landscape. The flat cap isn’t preventing teams from making ill-advised signings […]
The Wild Have Few Decent Backup Plans If Fleury Walks
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 6, 2022
The Minnesota Wild should have a relatively quiet offseason now that they’ve traded Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings. Next year’s roster is almost set, and they […]
The Fiala Trade Reveals A Lot About Minnesota’s Intentions
By Aaron Heckmann - Jul 1, 2022
After months of speculation, the Minnesota Wild traded Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. In return, the Wild received LA’s first-round pick in next […]
What Should the Wild Do With Matt Dumba?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 26, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s defensive core has been a gold standard in the NHL over the past decade. There’s a reason they’ve finished top-5 defensively in allowing expected […]
What Should the Wild’s Fourth Line Look Like Next Season?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 16, 2022
The Minnesota Wild’s roster is nearly set in stone at forward heading into the summer, with the exception of a few changes. That starts with Kevin Fiala, […]
When Exactly Is Minnesota’s Stanley Cup Window?
By Aaron Heckmann - Jun 6, 2022
This summer, the Minnesota Wild are faced with many crucial questions as they figure out how to field a competitive roster under a tight salary cap. But […]