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Luke Kunin signs entry-level contract with Wild

Forward gets three years, was captain for gold medal-winning United States at WJC

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Forward Luke Kunin signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Kunin, 19, was selected by the Wild with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He will report to Iowa of the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout agreement for the rest of the season.

Kunin led the University of Wisconsin in goals (22) and points (38) in 35 games this season. He was the first sophomore captain for the Badgers in 41 years. For his NCAA career, Kunin had 70 points (41 goals, 29 assists) in 69 games.

At the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, Kunin also served as captain for the United States, which won the gold medal with a 5-4 shootout win against Canada. He had four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games at the tournament.

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