ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League club has agreed to terms with forward Gabriel Dumont on a two-year, two-way contract ($700,000/$375,000 in 2019-20 and $700/000, $400,000 in 2020-21).
Dumont, 28, collected 43 points (15-28=43) and 67 penalty minutes (PIM) in 59 games with the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound native of Degelis, Que., led the Crunch (ranked T-2nd in the AHL) in shorthanded goals (4), and ranked fifth in game-winning goals (4), T-5th in shots (118) and seventh in goals. The right-shot forward owns 277 points (117-160=277) and 598 PIM, including 24 power-play goals, 14 shorthanded goals and 16 game-winning goals in 486 career AHL games in nine seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2010-15), the St. John's IceCaps (2015-16) and the Syracuse Crunch (2016-19). He has 27 points (16-11=27), including three power-play goals and three game-winning goals in 61 career AHL Calder Cup Playoff contests with the Bulldogs (2009-11) and the Crunch (2016-19).
Dumont was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (139th overall) and made his NHL debut on April 4, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay. He has nine points (4-5=9) and 48 PIM in 87 career NHL games in parts of six seasons with Montreal (2011-15), Tampa Bay (2016-18) and Ottawa (2017-18). He also appeared in three Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Canadiens during the 2013 postseason.