MICHALEK AND MITCHELL RE-SIGN WITH MINNESOTAJul 10, 2017
ST. PAUL, MN -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed restricted free-agent goaltender Steve Michalek (pronounced MIKE-ah-lick) to a one-year, two-way contract ($715,000/$70,000) and the National Hockey League (NHL) club has also re-signed restricted free-agent forward Zack Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract ($660,000/$70,000).
Michalek, 23 (8/6/93), posted a 13-14-1 record with a 2.63 GAA, .919 SV% and one shutout in 30 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Hartford, Conn., has totaled a 20-19-3 record with a 2.63 GAA, .916 SV% and one shutout in 44 games with Iowa during his first two seasons of professional hockey (2015-17).
The former Harvard University goalie was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Mitchell, 24 (1/7/93), appeared in 11 games with Minnesota in 2016-17, including his NHL debut at Pittsburgh on Nov. 10, 2016. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound forward registered 22 points (11-11=22) and 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 62 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17, leading the club with eight power-play goals.
The native of Orangeville, Ont., has totaled 99 points (50-49=99) and 48 PIM in 208 games during three seasons with Iowa (2014-17). Mitchell originally signed with Minnesota as a free agent on March 4, 2014.