MIKE REILLY RE-SIGNS WITH MINNESOTAJul 3, 2017
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Mike Reilly to a two-year, $1.45 million contract ($675,000 in 2017-18 and $775,000 in 2018-19 for a $725,000 average annual value).
Reilly, 23 (7/13/93), registered one goal and two penalty minutes (PIM) in 17 games with Minnesota in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound blueliner added 30 points (5-25=30) and 48 PIM in 57 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17, leading team defensemen in scoring, assists and shots (129), and ranking second in goals and power-play goals (2). The Chicago, Ill., native totaled seven points (1-6=7) and eight PIM in 29 games with Minnesota in 2015-16, including his NHL debut at Dallas on Jan. 9, 2016. Reilly originally signed with Minnesota as a free agent on July 1, 2015.
He ranks second all-time among all Iowa Wild defensemen in career points and assists. Over the course of the last two seasons, Reilly scored 10 goals and added 43 assists for 53 points. His 21 power-play assists rank second in Iowa history.
Opening Night 2017 is slated for Saturday, Oct. 7 with a complete 76-game regular season schedule announced at a later date during the summer.