ST. PAUL — Looking for his first NHL ice time, Ty Ronning was among the 58 players to start Wild training camp Thursday at TRIA Rink. It’s not his first time in downtown St. Paul, although he’s quite a bit older now.
Ronning, a 5-foot-9 wing who played his past four seasons with Hartford of the American Hockey League, was 4 years old when his father, Cliff, helped the Wild advance to the Western Conference final, still the deepest playoff run in franchise history.
“I remember the days here coming to the rink in Minnesota, trying on the goalies’ helmets and stuff,” Ty Ronning said. “It was fun. I’ve always grown up in the dressing room.”