Forward Marcus Foligno agreed to terms on a four-year, $11.5 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. The contract has an average annual value of $2.875 million.
"We are happy to officially have Marcus as a part of our club for the next four seasons," general manager Chuck Fletcher told the Wild website. "Marcus is a big, physical forward (6-foot-3, 228 pounds) who is capable of playing a heavy game while also contributing offensively. We are excited to add his presence to our lineup and watch him continue his growth as a player."
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The 26-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired June 30 by the Wild with forward Tyler Ennis and third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres for forward Jason Pominville, defenseman Marco Scandella and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.
Foligno set an NHL career high with 13 goals and had 10 assists in 80 games last season for the Sabres. He has 116 points (49 goals, 67 assists) in 347 games the past six seasons with Buffalo, which selected him in the fourth round (No. 104) of the 2009 NHL Draft.