Found May 31, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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.Gustafsson, 20, is the fifth player from the Wild's 2010 draft class to sign a contract joining forwards Mikael Granlund, Brett Bulmer, Johan Larsson and Jason Zucker. Minnesota also avoided the deadline with Granlund, signing the ninth-overall pick in the 2010 draft to a deal last week. Second-round picks Bulmer, Larsson and Zucker had all previously agreed to deals. Bulmer and Zucker each got the chance to suit up for the Wild this past season.Playing in Sweden's Elite League this past season, Gustafsson posted a 1.68 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage for Lulea HF, which finishe...

Wild sign goaltender Johan Gustafsson

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...

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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...

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