Wild Sign Graeme Clarke To Two-Way Deal
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by Josh Erickson
2d ago
The Wild have re-upped RFA forward Graeme Clarke on a one-year, two-way deal, per a team announcement. It’ll carry an $800K cap hit and NHL salary this season with a minors salary of $105K. Clarke, 23, made his NHL debut with the Devils last season, going without a point in three games. He posted a -2 rating while averaging 11:23 per game and struggled to control possession in heavy defensive usage, posting below-average shot-attempt and expected goal shares of 41.4% and 28.6%. But the New Jersey third-round pick in 2019 has done quite well in the AHL, even if he hasn’t demonstrated ..read more
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Brett Sutter Announces Retirement
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by Josh Erickson
1w ago
After playing in parts of seven NHL seasons, Brett Sutter has officially retired. The forward made the announcement via a statement from the AHL’s Calgary Wranglers, whom he’d captained since 2022-23. He said he’d be staying with the Flames’ affiliate as an assistant coach. “Following 17 seasons as a player, I’m very proud and excited to leave the game and have the opportunity to step directly into this role with the Flames organization,” Sutter said. “Saying goodbye to playing isn’t easy, the game has treated my family and I so well for so long but the opportunity to stay within the ..read more
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Minor Transactions: 7/13/24
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by Gabriel Foley
1w ago
The hockey summer has entered a standstill, with moves around Europe headlining much of the news. We’ll keep track of the notable signings here: Starting in North America, former St. Louis Blues forward prospect Keean Washkurak has signed a one-year, minor league deal with the Belleville Senators. Washkurak entered unrestricted free agency this summer, after not receiving a qualifying offer from St. Louis. He didn’t have much to show prospective new teams, with just four goals and 10 points in 63 AHL games last season. It was another low-scoring and low-minutes year for Washkurak, who’s total ..read more
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Minnesota Wild Re-Sign Sammy Walker
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by Brennan McClain
2w ago
The Minnesota Wild organization has brought back a depth player from the past two years as they announced a one-year contract for forward Samuel Walker. Walker will earn a salary of $775K in the NHL and $125K in the AHL for the 2024-25 season. Although Walker started as a seventh-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2017 NHL Draft, he decided to forego his entry-level contract with the Lightning to spend the next four years in the NCAA with the University of Minnesota. Walker spent three years as the team captain for the Gophers and helped his team make it as far as the Frozen Four dur ..read more
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Iowa Wild Hire Nathan McIver As Assistant Coach
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by Brennan McClain
2w ago
The American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild has continued to round out their coaching staff by adding former defenseman Nathan McIver as an assistant coach according to Michael Russo of The Athletic. It will be McIver’s second stint as a coach in the AHL and will join Brett McLean’s staff in Iowa who is entering his second season with the organization. The hire will serve as an introduction to the Minnesota Wild organization for McIver who spent 10 years as a player in the AHL and NHL. McIver began his professional playing career in the 2005-06 season with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL and would ma ..read more
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Wild Re-Sign Adam Raska
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by Brian La Rose
2w ago
Minnesota has taken care of one of its restricted free agents as PuckPedia reports (Twitter link) that they’ve re-signed winger Adam Raska to a one-year, two-way contract.  The deal will pay $775K in the NHL and $95K in the minors, meaning he took less than his qualifying offer to secure a $15K boost in guaranteed money. The 22-year-old was a seventh-round pick by San Jose back in 2020, going 201st overall.  Raska started last season in the Sharks’ system but was traded early in the year to the Wild as part of the return for defenseman Calen Addison.  Raska spent most of the sea ..read more
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Minnesota Wild Loan Rasmus Kumpulainen To Finnish Liiga
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by Brennan McClain
2w ago
The Minnesota Wild have loaned prospect Rasmus Kumpulainen to the Lahden Pelicans of the Finnish Liiga where he is also signing a two-year contract according to the team. Minnesota drafted Kumpulainen with the 53rd overall pick of the 2023 NHL Draft out of the Pelicans’ farm system where he had spent all of his professional career. The young Finnish prospect spent last year with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he scored 28 goals and 56 points in 58 games and will now return to his hometown team to continue his development. [SOURCE LINK ..read more
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Steven Fogarty Announces Retirement
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by Josh Erickson
2w ago
Longtime minor league fixture Steven Fogarty has retired, he announced on his personal Instagram account on Monday morning. Fogarty, 31, played parts of six NHL seasons and totaled nine total seasons after turning pro after a collegiate career at Notre Dame in 2016. The Rangers selected him out of Minnesota’s Edina High in the third round of the 2011 draft, but he played an additional season of junior hockey with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees, plus a full four years with the Irish before turning pro and signing his entry-level deal with New York. Serving as a dependable call-up for four ..read more
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Wild Re-Sign Declan Chisholm
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by Brian La Rose
2w ago
Minnesota had just one remaining restricted free agent who saw regular NHL action with them last season and they’ve quickly reached an agreement with that player.  Michael Russo of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the Wild have inked blueliner Declan Chisholm to a one-year, $1MM contract.  Chisholm was eligible to file for salary arbitration by yesterday’s deadline but elected not to do so. The 24-year-old was a productive blueliner in Winnipeg’s system but failed to land a full-time spot with them over his entry-level contract.  That led to a one-year, two-way deal for ..read more
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Minor Free Agent Signings: Central Division
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by Josh Erickson
3w ago
With over 180 deals signed during the first day of free agency yesterday, some smaller names may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Here’s a list of names that have inked two-way deals with Central Division clubs since the market opened yesterday, per CapFriendly. Some of these may have been included in our main coverage yesterday, while others went under the radar. All contracts carry the league-minimum $775K cap hit unless stated otherwise). Those listed here are likely to begin 2024-25 with each team’s AHL affiliate. Chicago Blackhawks none Colorado Avalanche F Joel Kiviranta (one y ..read more
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