Joel Eriksson Ek signed a two-year, $2.975 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $1.487 million.
The 22-year-old restricted free agent forward had an NHL career-high seven goals and 14 points in 58 games with the Wild last season.
Selected by Minnesota in the first round (No. 20) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Eriksson Ek has 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 148 regular-season games and one assist in eight Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The contract was announced about two hours after the Wild said they hired Bill Guerin as general manager to replace Paul Fenton.