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Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding already seemed likely to hit the marketplace as an unrestricted free agent this summer.But that possibility became a certainty when his team signed Swedish goaltender Johan Gustafsson, a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft, to a standard entry-level contract.Gustafsson joins Houston Aeros goaltenders Matt Hackett and Darcy Kuemper in the competition to back up Nicklas Backstrom in goal. And with Backstrom entering the final year of his contract, positioning three elite prospect behind him gives the franchise some long-term options in goal.Gustafsson, 20, helped Sweden to a gold medal in the World Junior Championship in January. He also posted great ratios for Lulea HF in the Swedish Elite League – a .929 save percentage and 1.74 goals-against average in 29 games.Harding was 13-12-4 for the Wild last season with a 2.62 GAA and a .917 save percentage. That represented a solid bounce-back major knee surgery and his dismal, injury-plagued 2009-10 se...
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The Minnesota Wild agreed to a contract with goaltender Johan Gustafsson on Friday, the last day before he would have returned to the draft pool. Gustafsson agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal. The sixth-round pick of the 2010 NHL draft was part of Sweden's gold-medal winning team at this year's world junior championship. He had a 1.68 goals-against average while...
The Minnesota Wild have signed have signed rookie goaltender Johan Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Wild announced the signing on Thursday, giving them five picks from the 2010 draft under contract. The 20-year-old Gustafsson had a 1.68 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in the Swedish Elite League this season. He also helped lead Sweden to the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild keep adding young talent to their system.
Minnesota announced Thursday it has signed goaltender Johan Gustafsson to an entry-level contract just in front of the June 1 deadline to reach a deal with the young Swedish netminder. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, Gustafsson had to be signed by June 1 or the team would have lost his rights...
Here's the press release from the Wild:
MINNESOTA WILD SIGNS GOALTENDER
JOHAN GUSTAFSSON TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Johan Gustafsson (pronounced YOH-han GUHS-tahf-suhn) to an entry-level contract.