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Minnesota Wild sign former Colorado College hockey defenseman Gustav Olofsson to new deal

June 26, 2017 Updated: June 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm
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Former Colorado College defenseman Gustav Olofsson signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Minnesota Wild, the NHL franchise announced on Monday.

Olofsson, 22, was a restricted free agent. Free agency begins in the NHL on July 1.

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher confirmed the NHL-only deal, which is worth $675,000 this upcoming season and $775,000 in 2018-19 for an average of $725,000 per season.

The former Tigers blue-liner recorded three assists in 13 NHL games last season and added 24 points in 59 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. His six goals, including three power-play tallies, led Iowa.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound defenseman played in two games with Minnesota in 2015-16, including his NHL debut on Nov. 19, 2015 at Boston.

The lefthander was originally selected by Minnesota in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and left CC following his freshman season. He has battled injuries but the NHL club cutting Christian Folin earlier Monday left a top-six spot open for Olofsson.

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