FORWARD CAL O'REILLY TO JOIN WILDJul 1, 2017
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Saturday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with free-agent forward Cal O’Reilly on a two-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$375,000 in 2017-18 and 2018-19).
O’Reilly, 30 (9/30/86), recorded one assist in 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres and totaled 50 points (9-41=50) in 62 games with the Rochester Americans and the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. The 6-foot, 193-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, added seven points (1-6=7) in 11 Calder Cup playoff games with the Marlies. He recorded seven points (3-4=7) in 20 NHL contests with the Sabres and 29 points (6-23=29) in 47 AHL games with Rochester during the 2015-16 season. O’Reilly owns 49 points (16-33=49) in 144 career NHL contests during parts of six seasons with Nashville, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Buffalo (2008-12, 2015-17).
He has collected 450 points (89-361=450) in 525 career AHL games with Milwaukee, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Utica, Rochester and Toronto (2005-10, 2011-12, 2013-17). O’Reilly owns 50 points (12-38=50) in 77 career Calder Cup playoff matches and has made four AHL All-Star Game appearances (2016, 2015, 2010 and 2009).
O’Reilly was originally selected by Nashville in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
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