With the NHL’s new branding and marketing plan, Minnesota Wild GM Mike Gilstrap announced Wednesday that the team will be known as the Minnesota Barons, the team’s new nickname.
The name change was not made in consultation with any other NHL teams.
The Wild’s logo is the one featured on the team jerseys.
The new name is a nod to the Barons’ past success, winning three Stanley Cups from 1919 to 1921 and twice from 1921 to 1923.
Minnesota has won two of the last three Stanley Cup championships.
The team is also named after a local area, such as Lakewood.
Gilstrap told the Associated Press that the name change comes after “many years of discussions” about the team and its history.
The name change, which will be officially announced Wednesday, came after a long discussion about the future of the team, Gilstrap said in a statement.
The Wild will continue to call itself the Minnesota Hockey Club, the first team to do so since the 1970-71 season.