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Pro Sports Daily:
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 playing in the Swedish Elite League. The Wild now have three top goaltending prospects: Gustafsson, Darcy Kuemper and Matt Hackett. Its current starter is Niklas Backstrom, 35, who has one season left on his current deal.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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.
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...