Player News - Wild

Date: Team: Pos:

Steve Michalek has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Michalek will come with a $715,000 annual cap hit in the NHL, but if he plays in the minors then his salary will be $70,000. He had a 2.63 GAA and .919 save percentage in 30 AHL contests last season.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 10 - 6:28 PM

Jordan Greenway has decided to spend another season in Boston University.

Minnesota took Greenway with the 50th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 10 goals, 31 points, and 82 penalty minutes in 37 NCAA games in his sophomore campaign. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward has learned to take advantage of his body by putting himself in front of the net, which will be a big part of his value when he finally does go pro. "There shouldn’t be a player that can defend against him," Wild director of player development Brad Bombardir said. "If he’s on his game, and he’s willing to play the game the right way, the way that he needs to play it, there should be not many guys (who can stop him), certainly at the level he’s playing at now, and even the guys at the next level." Another season in college will give him more time to hone his game, but there's also a chance he could play in the Olympics given that the NHL players won't be participating, which would be a great experience for him.
Jul 10 - 4:43 AM

Kurtis Gabriel has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Gabriel can earn $715,000 at the NHL level. He had an assist and 29 penalty minutes in 13 games with Minnesota in 2016-17. He also had 10 points and 68 penalty minutes in 49 AHL contests.
Jul 9 - 1:06 AM

Kirill Kaprizov will reportedly remain in the KHL for at least three more seasons.

That's based on reports from the KHL, but there isn't confirmation yet. Kaprizov has been superb in the KHL with 20 goals and 42 points in 49 contests last season. The Wild control his NHL rights and obviously the ideal for them would be if he came to North America. It seems the Wild might have to get along without him though for now.
Jul 7 - 7:05 PM

Nino Niederreiter has indeed filed for salary arbitration.

That confirms a report from Tuesday about his intentions. He scored 22 goals and 57 points in 82 contests in 2016-17, so he should see a pay bump after completing his three-year, $8 million deal.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:41 PM

Mikael Granlund has elected for salary arbitration.

Of course the door is still open for Minnesota and Granlund to come to terms before the hearing. He's coming off a big season where he scored 26 goals and 69 points in 81 contests. That should earn him a substantial raise from his 2016-17 cap hit of $3 million.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:39 PM

Zach Palmquist has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.

Palmquist's deal is worth $726,000 at the NHL level. He had two goals and 21 points in 72 AHL contests last season.
Jul 4 - 7:16 PM

Nino Niederreiter has reportedly filed for arbitration.

The deadline to do so is Wednesday afternoon. This doesn't necessarily mean that Niederreiter will ever have his case go to an arbitrator as he'll still have time to negotiate with the Wild in advance of his hearing date. This is just a step along the way for the restricted free agent.
Jul 4 - 5:46 PM

Mike Reilly has signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Reilly had five goals and 30 points in 57 AHL contests last season. At the NHL level he had a goal in 17 contests with Minnesota. He was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 3 - 7:03 PM

Mike Reilly is reportedly close to re-signing with the Minnesota Wild.

Reilly is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. His new deal will reportedly be a two-year, $1.45 million contract. He had five goals and 30 points in 57 AHL contests last season, but was limited to a goal and no assists in 17 NHL games.
Jul 2 - 1:32 PM

Look for newly-acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno to upgrade Minnesota's third line.

The two former Sabres could flank Charlie Coyle on what would be a very effective third unit. Eric Staal, Zach Parise and Nino Niederreiter will likely line up as the top unit with Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker comprising the second line. If Ennis and Foligno are destined for third-line duty, look for them both to be 40-point players in 2017-18, which isn't too shabby for the 14 minutes of playing time they will likely get per night.
Jul 2 - 11:54 AM

The Minnesota Wild have announced the signing of Alex Grant to a one-year, two-way deal.

The contract is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and is guaranteed at least $300,000 in earnings. Grant, 28, tallied 49 points, including six power-play goals and 36 penalty minutes in 70 games with the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League last season. He has no fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 10:29 PM

Matthew Caito has agreed to an AHL contract with Minnesota's minor-league affiliate (Iowa).

Caito notched one goal and one assist in 13 games with Grand Rapids last season. He also suited up in 23 matches with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.
Jul 1 - 4:15 PM

Kyle Quincey has inked a one-year, $1.25 million contract with Minnesota.

Quincey recorded 15 points, a plus-4 rating and 51 penalty minutes in 73 games with the New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets last season. The Wild were seeking a veteran to pair with Gustav Olofsson or Mike Reilly next season and Quincey fits the bill.
Jul 1 - 3:48 PM
Kyle Rau - C - Wild

The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed Kyle Rau to a one-year, two-way contract.

Rau had two goals and an assist in 24 games with the Florida Panthers in 2016-17. The 24-year-old forward also had 10 goals and 24 points in 48 AHL contests.
Jul 1 - 3:01 PM


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