So they're looking for a mascot. I suspect they'll end up dressing up some kid who played mediocre college hockey in a green animal costume and have him or her skate around in between periods on stilts, launching overpriced Wild t-shirts into the crowd with a gun. Someone who can skate capably on the ice while wearing a 50 pound costume and sell merchandise. Someone with local ties who is still loved by the area hockey rubes.
I really don't see the need to even hold interviews for this position; hire from within I say. They've got the perfect candidate already on payroll: Danny Irmen. Irmen could skate on the 4th line during the game, play maybe 8 minutes a game and still have enough energy leftover to entertain the masses between periods. Hell, maybe they could even save a bit more money and see if he could talk Don Lucia into letting him borrow the Goldie Gopher costume on game days.