Found July 01, 2014 on Sports-Glory:
The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that they have signed left wing Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06.  In nine seasons, Vanek has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. “Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. “We are excited to welcome him to our organization.” Vanek, 30, made $7.1 million per season on a seven-year contract he originally signed with the Buffalo Sabres.  He turned down a seven-year, $50 million contract from the New York Islanders during the season. Vanek had 68 points in 78 games with the Sabres, Islanders and Canadiens last season.  But he had just five goals and 10 points in 17 postseason games. The post Wild sign Thomas Vanek to three-year deal appeared first on Sports Glory.

Wild becoming destination team for players

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BREAKING: #mnwild has agreed to terms with Thomas Vanek on 3-year contract. More details coming #VanekWatch is over! — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 1, 2014

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The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed forward Thomas Vanek to a three-year deal.The post Wild Sign Thomas Vanek appeared first on Committed Indians.

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