Player News - Wild

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Jason Zucker intends to shoot more in 2016-17.

He got a tattoo on the back of his left wrist with Tucker Helstrom's signature and underneath it reads, "SHOOT MORE!" Tucker, who passed away earlier this month at the age of nine, was befriended by Zucker at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital back in December and the most frequent advice he gave to the Wild winger was to shoot more. Zucker had 13 goals on 158 shots last year.
Jul 25 - 1:10 PM

Jordan Schroeder has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Schroeder had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that's no longer necessary. He will earn $650,000 when playing in the NHL or $275,000 in the minors. He's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $300,000 though, even if he spends the full campaign in the AHL.
Jul 23 - 4:56 PM

The Minnesota Wild and Jordan Schroeder are reportedly close to a one-year, two-way agreement.

The two sides have an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that they might be able to avoid. Minnesota recently placed Schroeder on Wednesday and he went unclaimed, asserting their argument for Schroeder to get a two-way deal.
Jul 23 - 10:36 AM

Raphael Bussieres has signed with Slovenia's Olimpija Ljubljana.

Bussieres became an unrestricted free agent after Minnesota decided against providing him with a qualifying offer. He had 12 goals and 24 points in 37 ECHL games last season.
Jul 20 - 4:56 AM

The Minnesota Wild have placed Jordan Schroeder on regular waivers.

That's different than the Wild putting Schroeder on waivers with the intention of buying him out. For one thing, Schroeder doesn't have a contract right now as he's a restricted free agent. However, Schroeder did file for arbitration and has a hearing scheduled for July 27. The Wild might be unhappy about that and putting him on waivers now could be a tactic to make their case about him deserving a two-way contract. Either he'll be claimed on waivers, in which case a different team will continue the negotiations, or he'll clear, in which case Minnesota can make the argument that no other team in the league was interested in him with the possibility of him being awarded a one-way deal looming.
Jul 19 - 1:02 PM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way contract.

Palmquist can earn $660,000 in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had four goals and 11 points in 69 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Jul 12 - 1:54 PM

Jordan Schroeder has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27.

Schroeder recorded two goals and four points in 26 contests with the Wild last season. He completed a two-year, two-way contract that came with a $600,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:16 PM

Zach Palmquist has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Palmquist can earn $660,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the minors. He had four goals and 11 points in 69 contests last season.
Jul 8 - 3:41 PM

Eric Staal believes Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau will give him a chance to bounce back next season.

"Bruce is someone that I believe, through the phone conversations I’ve had with him, believes in my game and believes in me," Staal said. "He will give me every opportunity to try to rekindle some of that offensive flair I’ve had over the years and haven’t had in the last couple." Staal has been limited to 40, 31, and most recently 26 points in each of his last three campaigns. Now with the Wild on a three-year, $10.5 million contract, Staal will likely start the campaign as a top-six forward. He's still a gamble though given how long and severe his decline has been.
Jul 8 - 4:25 AM

Jordan Schroeder has requested salary arbitration.

Schroeder had two goals and four points in 26 games with Minnesota in 2015-16. He's coming off of a two-year, two-way contract that gave him a $600,000 annual salary when he was playing in the NHL.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 5:52 PM

Darcy Kuemper has agreed to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Kuemper is getting a modest raise after completing his two-year, $2.5 million deal. He was a restricted free agent this summer, but next year he'll be eligible to test the open market. Kuemper had a 2.43 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 contests.
Jul 5 - 4:39 PM

Look for newly-signed Eric Staal to center a line featuring Zach Parise.

We, along with the rest of the hockey world, were wondering if the Wild would deploy Staal as a winger or a center. Well, they have answered that question fairly quickly. The Wild also plan to shift Mikael Granlund to left wing on a line with Mikko Koivu. Charlie Coyle is slated to be the third member of the Staal unit, while Jason Pominville will complete the Koivu line. Playing with Parise can only enhance Staal's fantasy value which has deteriorated over the last few seasons. Staal may make a nice late-round sleeper pick this coming season.
Jul 2 - 12:24 PM

Victor Bartley has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Bartley can earn $650,000 annually at the NHL level and he'll still earn $350,000 even if he spends the full season in the minors. He had no points and six penalty minutes in 10 games with Montreal and Nashville last season.
Jul 1 - 4:26 PM

The Minnesota Wild have inked Alex Stalock to a one-year and two-way deal worth $650K.

Stalock will earn $300K while with the AHL. The 28-year-old backup netminder played three seasons for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he saw great success. However he's coming off a 2015-16 season where he posted a 3-5-2 with an .882 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA in 13 games with San Jose, and never suited up for Toronto after being dealt eastward. It appears that Stalock is in line to assume backup duties behind Devan Dubnyk as Darcy Kuemper remains unsigned as an RFA.
Jul 1 - 3:16 PM

Pat Cannone has inked a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota.

He accounted for 20 goals and 52 points in 73 AHL games last season with the Chicago Wolves. Cannone doesn't have any NHL experience, so he's likely ticketed for the minors.
Jul 1 - 2:32 PM


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