MINNESOTA WILD RE-SIGNS FONTAINE AND MCMILLANJul 18, 2013
MINNESOTA WILD RE-SIGNS FONTAINE AND MCMILLAN
Wild Add Depth and Experience Up Front
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Thursday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed F Justin Fontaine and F Carson McMillan to one-year, two-way contracts.
Fontaine, 25 (11/6/87), led the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) with 56 points (23-33=56) in 64 games last season, adding 10 power play goals with a +10 rating. He also led all Aeros skaters with eight points (3-5=8) in five playoff games. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound native of Bonnyville, Alta., posted 55 points (16-39=55) in 73 games with the Aeros in 2011-12. He played collegiately at Minnesota-Duluth.
McMillan, 24 (9/10/88), totaled 18 points (9-9=18) and 29 PIM in 64 regular season games with the Aeros last season. He added four playoff games, totaling two PIM. McMillan has skated in 15 NHL games with Minnesota, notching five points (2-3=5) and 11 PIM. He made his NHL debut at Philadelphia (Jan. 17, 2012), and scored his first NHL goal, a third-period game-winner, at Colorado (Jan. 24, 2012). The 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Brandon, Manitoba, was Minnesota’s seventh-round pick (No. 200 overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
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