MINNESOTA AGREES TO TERMS WITH GUSTAV OLOFSSONJun 26, 2017
NHL Club Also Qualifies Eight
SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Gustav Olofsson on 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).
Olofsson, 22, totaled three assists and two penalty minutes (PIM) in 13 games with Minnesota in 2016-17, adding 24 points (6-18=24) and 32 PIM in 59 games with Iowa of the American Hockey League (AHL) - leading Iowa defensemen in goals, power-play goals (3) and ranking second in scoring.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound blueliner appeared in two games with Minnesota in 2015-16, including his NHL debut on Nov. 19, 2015 at Boston. The native of Boras, Sweden, has totaled 42 points (9-33=42) and 46 PIM in 120 games in parts of four seasons with Iowa (2013-17). The left-shot defenseman was originally selected by Minnesota in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
In addition, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has made qualifying offers to the following players: RW Kurtis Gabriel, RW Mikael Granlund, G Steve Michalek, RW Zack Mitchell, RW Nino Niederreiter, D Gustav Olofsson, D Zach Palmquist and D Mike Reilly.
The team did not make qualifying offers to restricted free agents C Brady Brassart, D Christian Folin, D Guillaume Gelinas and D Alex Gudbranson.
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.
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