Player News - Wild

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Given that the 2015-16 Minnesota Wild will be very similar to last season's edition, Zach Parise feels that the onus is on the players to improve upon their showing last season.

"We need guys to get better; we need guys to play better," Parise said. "It sounds like that's (the front office's) approach as well. Just internally, we need to get better. If there was a way they could improve the team, I'm sure they will and would, but as a group, we just have to take it upon ourselves to play better next season." Parise had 33 goals and 62 points in 74 contests in 2014-15. That's pretty much in line with what he has done in previous seasons with Minnesota, but there's a bit of room for improvement given his skill level.
Jul 3 - 10:23 AM

The Minnesota Wild don't want to rule out the possibility of re-signing Chris Stewart.

It will likely only happen though if there's not much of a market for him and Stewart consequently has to settle for a bargain bin price. He had 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games with Minnesota and Buffalo in 2014-15.
Jul 3 - 10:18 AM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Tyson Strachan to a one-year, two-way deal.

Strachan had five assists and 44 penalty minutes in 46 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2014-15. The 30-year-old has now participated in 184 career NHL contests.
Jul 2 - 4:02 PM

Jared Knight has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota acquired Knight from Boston back in March in exchange for Zack Phillips. Knight had four goals and 10 points in 52 games in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 4:00 PM

Jordan Leopold isn't likely to re-sign with the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild re-signed Nate Prosser on Wednesday and adding Leopold on top of that would create something of a logjam. Leopold had a goal and four points in 43 contests with St. Louis, Columbus and Minnesota last season.
Jul 2 - 10:38 AM

Steve Michalek has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Michalek had a 2.28 GAA and .924 save percentage in 37 NCAA games with Harvard University in 2014-15. He was taken with the 161st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 1 - 5:35 PM

Zac Dalpe has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota.

He picked up three points in 21 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season and he generated 28 points in 44 contests with the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
Jul 1 - 4:53 PM

Marc Hagel has inked a one-year, two-way deal with Minnesota.

Hagel had 12 goals and 33 points in 67 AHL games in 2014-15. The 26-year-old should be regarded as an organizational depth player.
Jul 1 - 4:51 PM

Minnesota has signed Ruslan Fedotenko to a two-way contract.

He played for the Iowa Wild in the AHL last season and he earned three goals in 13 games.
Jul 1 - 3:05 PM

Ryan Carter has signed a one-year deal worth $625,000 with Minnesota.

He notched three goals and 13 points in 53 games with the Wild last campaign.
Jul 1 - 1:47 PM

Nate Prosser has re-signed with Minnesota on a two-year deal.

Prosser will make $600,000 in Year 1 of his contract and $650,000 the season after. He played in 63 games with the Wild last season and he contributed seven points along with 102 blocks.
Jul 1 - 12:35 PM

Mike Reilly has signed a two-year/entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Reilly became an unrestricted free agent when he left college and did not sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team that drafted him in the 2011 Draft in the fourth round. The deal is believed to be worth a tad less than $2 million per year.
Jul 1 - 12:12 PM

The Wild has re-signed restricted free agent Mikael Granlund for two more years.

Granlund will make $2.8 million next season and $3.2 million the following year. He registered just eight goals and 39 points in 68 games last campaign.
Jul 1 - 12:07 PM

Mike Reilly is expected to sign a two-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday.

His deal is believed to be worth nearly $2 million. "A few years ago, I definitely did not think I'd be in this situation," Reilly said. "But growing up as a Wild fan, you always kind of dream about it. So for this to potentially be happening is pretty surreal and an unbelievable feeling. It's just a dream, and I'm just excited to get going." The former Columbus prospect gave a verbal commitment to join the Wild once free agency opens.
Jun 30 - 6:17 PM

Devan Dubynk and the Wild have agreed on a 6-year, $26 million contract, making him the 21st highest paid goalie in the NHL.

Well this is fantastic news for Dubynk, the Wild and anyone who owns Dubnyk in fantasy pools. As was rumored on Friday both sides wanted to get this deal done and it did. Dubnyk is coming off a dream season in which he posted a 27-9-2 record, a .936 save percentage and a 1.78 goals against average which led to a Vezina Trophy nomination. We can't imagine he can match those numbers this upcoming season, or even come close for that matter, but Dubnyk finally seems to have arrived. He will be a solid top-10 goalie in 2015-16 with a reasonable cap hit of $4.33 million.
Jun 27 - 2:59 PM


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