SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher Friday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Drew Bagnall to a one-year, two-way contract. Comment
“We are excited about the quality depth Warren (Peters) and Drew bring to the organization,” said Aeros General Manager/Minnesota Wild Assistant to the General Manager Jim Mill. “Both players are not only coming off career years, but they exhibit great leadership both on and off the ice.”
Bagnall, 26 (10/26/83), captained the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL in 2009-10, tying a career high with 12 points (1-11=12) and adding 113 (PIM) in 58 games. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Oakbank, Mtb., added three assists and 21 PIM in 16 playoff games last season. Bagnall, who has totaled 30 points (3-27=30) and 378 PIM in 191 games during three seasons in the AHL, was originally selected by Dallas in the sixth round (No. 195 overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Bagnall played collegiately at St. Lawrence University and totaled 72 points (19-53=72) and 235 PIM over four seasons.