Minnesota General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday that the Wild signed restricted free-agent forward Brad Staubitz to a two-year contract.
The 25-year-old was acquired by Minnesota from the San Jose Sharks on Monday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft. The right wing recorded 3 goals and 6 points along with 110 PIM in 47 games with San Jose in 2009-10, his first full season in the NHL.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Edmonton, Alta., split the 2008-09 season between San Jose and the Worcester Sharks of the AHL. He had 1 goal and 3 points with 76 PIM in 35 games with San Jose and tallied 5 assists and 130 PIM with Worcester. Staubitz has 4 goals and 9 points with and 186 PIM in 82 NHL games with San Jose, which signed him as a free agent on Sept. 19, 2005.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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