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Wild’s losing streak extends to 4 games after turnovers prove costly in 4-1 loss to Montreal

Justin Fontaine battles for position against Montreal’s Travis Moen. Perhaps my favorite anecdote I’ve ever heard about current Wild Chief Amateur Scout and NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Guy Lapointe came from former referee Kerry Fraser.  Fraser remembered during his rookie season trying to endear himself to the players and he saw Lapointe cross checking and he skated up to the...
Via State of Hockey News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Injury Update: Justin Fontaine activated off injured reserve

The Minnesota Wild received some good news today to go along with their blistering start to the season as forward Justin Fontaine was activated off of injured reserve. As reported by the StarTribune's Michael Russo , Fontaine was activated as Stu Bickel was placed on waivers.#479444231 / gettyimages.comFontaine is bouncing back from a strained glute muscle which kept him out...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild notebook: Fontaine out for season opener with lower-body injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With two games remaining in the preseason, the Minnesota Wild have already lost a forward for the season opener on Oct. 9. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said Justin Fontaine has a lower-body injury which will keep the second-year forward out of the lineup for a couple of weeks and through the regular season's first game. Fontaine, 26, had 13 goals and eight assists...
Via Fox Sports North
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pioneer Press: Wild's Justin Fontaine: Small-town boy starting to make big impact

Speaking of former college hockey players. Former UMD Bulldog Justin Fontaine is in camp with a new contract trying to cement a roster spot with the Minnesota Wild. Fontaine is on a two-way contract so he could end up playing for the Iowa Wild to start the season. Chad Graff, Pioneer Press -- Justin Fontaine insists this Wild training camp is no different from last year's...
Via Goon's World
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie. Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons. The 26-year-old Alberta native set a...
Via Beyond The Benches
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild News: Justin Fontaine Avoids Arbitration

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed a key member of their forward depth.#479444183 / gettyimages.comNeil Sheehy, Justin Fontaine's agent, broke the news,Justin Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild agree on a two-year contract worth $2 Million.— NEIL SHEEHY (@ICEHockeyAgent) July 29, 2014The undrafted rookie out of the University of Minnesota Duluth scored a dozen goals and 21 points...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Justin Fontaine files for arbitration

#490242273 / gettyimages.comFormer UMD Bulldog and current Minnesota Wild RFA forward Justine Fontaine has filed for salary arbitration. Apparently, the former Bulldog wants 2.75 million a year. This past season, Fontaine scored (13G-8a—21pts) in 66 games. Last season, Fontaine was 4th on the Wild in goal scorings. It will be interesting to see what kind of a contract he signs...
Via Goon's World
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Important month ahead for young squad

The last 12 games for the Minnesota Wild saw the team move from one end to the other on the spectrum of the NHL’s Western Conference. They struggled mightily over the course of two weeks in which they lost 6 consecutive games while being outscored by a margin of 27-13. The injury bug hit hard as they were forced to place superstar forward Zach Parise on injured reserve because...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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