The Wild has named Andrew Brunette Hockey Operations Advisor.
In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team’s hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization.
Brunette collected 733 points (268-465=733), including 114 power-play goals and 32 game-winning goals, as well as 314 penalty minutes in 1,110 games during his 16-year career. From 1998-99 thru 2011-12, he played in 1,048 regular season games, the most of any NHL player during that timeframe, missing only 18 contests. Brunette appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game as a member of the Wild on Feb. 1, 2011 vs. Los Angeles.