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Wild dip into college free agency to sign UMass-Lowell defenceman Christian Folin

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 9:55 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Wild dip into college free agency to sign UMass-Lowell defenceman Christian Folin

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild signed college free agent defenceman Christian Folin to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Folin ended his career with Massachusetts-Lowell, finishing his sophomore season with four goals and 16 assists in 41 games. The deal was done late Monday while the Wild were in Los Angeles on their way to a win over the Kings.

Folin is expected to join the team in Chicago for the game Thursday against the Blackhawks. He will not be eligible for the playoffs.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Folin is a mobile puck-mover with a hard right-handed shot. The native of Gothenburg, Sweden, had a plus-10 rating and three game-winning goals for the River Hawks, who reached the NCAA Northeast Regional final.

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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter