Found June 28, 2013 on
Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild started a potentially busy weekend by securing some of the organization depth it covets.
Minnesota announced Friday it signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a one-year, two-way contract. The two-way contract allows the Wild to send Kampfer up-and-down from its minor-league team in Iowa next season.
Kampfer, 24, spent the 2012-13 season playing for Minnesota's farm team, the Houston Aeros, in the American Hockey league where he had four goals and 17 assists in 55 games for Houston. He led the team's defensemen with 132 shots on goal during the regular season. Kampfer had a goal and an assist in five playoff games for the Aeros.
Kampfer, acquired from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Greg Zanon on Feb. 27, 2012, played in 13 games for Minnesota in the 2011-12 season and had two goals and an assist. An original fourth-round draft pick by Anaheim, Kampfer has seven goals and eight assists in 61 career NHL games.
Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has talked about potentially being active on the trade market this weekend with the NHL Draft on Sunday.
Follow Brian Hall on Twitter
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Since taking over the Minnesota Wild in May 2009, general manager Chuck Fletcher hasn't been shy in his approach to building a roster that ended a four-year postseason drought last season.
Fletcher, trying to assure Minnesota made the playoffs last season after the monumental offseason signings of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, was willing to part with a first...
The Minnesota Wild face some vexing salary cap issues. Winger Dany Heatley’s injury prevents the team axing him with a compliance buy-out, so other moves must occur to make the numbers work.This has triggered speculation that agitating winger Cal Clutterbuck could exit via trade. The team tendered him a contract to protect its rights in restricted free agency, but cap issues may...
Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s agent Allan Walsh confirms his client will not sign a deal with the Minnesota Wild and will be a UFA on July 5. Bouchard was selected eighth overall by Minnesota in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. On July 25, 2008, Bouchard signed a five-year, $20.4 million deal with the Wild. After suffering a hit to the head late in the 2008-09 season, Bouchard [...]
Reports out of NYC this morning that the Minnesota Wild are accepting offers for energy winger Cal Clutterbuck. The asking price: a second round pick in tomorrow's entry draft and a prospect.
The Wild made a one year qualifying offer to the RFA on Thursday according to the Star Tribune.
The Wild desperately need cap space and cant take a salary back from a team that they...
According to Minnesota beat writer Michael Russo, the Wild might trade tough guy Cal Clutterbuck this weekend. The Wild tendered qualifying offers to retain the rights of Clutterbuck on Tuesday this week, however it sounds as though General Manager Chuck Fletcher has been in the mood to trade the winger this week. Russo says that the Wild aren’t looking for a [...]
The Minnesota Wild have signed Steve Kampfer to a one year, two way contract worth $550,000. Kampfer was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 4th round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On March 2, 2010, the Anaheim Ducks traded Kampfer to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a conditional 4th-round draft pick. The Bruins signed him to a three-year entry-level contract...