ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Brandon Duhaime to a two-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2019-20 season. He will report to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of this season.
Duhaime, 21, collected 34 points (11-23=34) and 53 penalty minutes (PIM) in 42 games with the Providence Friars (Hockey East) this season. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Parkland, Fla., set career highs in goals, assists, points and games played this season while leading the Friars in PIM (T-4th in Hockey East), ranking T-2nd in game-winning goals (3), third in scoring, fourth in assists, T-4th in goals and fifth in plus/minus rating (+15). He was named to the 2019 Hockey East All-Star Third Team. The left-shot forward tallied 72 points (22-50=72) and 162 PIM in three seasons with Providence (2016-19). He played in all of the Friars' 82 games the last two seasons and was named to the 2018 Hockey East All-Tournament Team.
Minnesota selected Duhaime in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and was named the Wild's Most Improved Player during the team's 2017 Development Camp.