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Liambas signs two-year, two-way deal with Wild

Rugged forward had seven points in 40 games with Anaheim's AHL affiliate last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with forward Mike Liambas on a two-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$125,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000/$150,000 in 2019-20).

Liambas, 29, collected seven points (4-3=7) and 104 penalty minutes (PIM) in 40 games with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2017-18. He ranked second on the Gulls in PIM and was one of four players to score a shorthanded goal (SHG). The 5-foot-10, 196-pound native of Toronto, Ont., also tallied an assist and 21 PIM in seven games with the Anaheim Ducks. He owns an assist, 21 PIM and 16 hits in eight career NHL games with Nashville (2016-17) and Anaheim (2017-18).

Liambas owns 37 points (17-20=37) and 940 PIM in 297 career AHL games in six seasons with Milwaukee (2012-15, 2016-17), Rockford (2015-16) and San Diego (2017-18). The left-shot forward led the AHL in PIM (149) during the 2016-17 campaign. He spent three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and recorded 21 points (3-18=21) and 403 PIM in 87 career games with Cincinnati (2010-13) and Orlando (2012-13). The left wing also collected 13 points (5-8=13) and 357 PIM in 124 games with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in four seasons (2006-10).

Liambas was originally signed as a free agent by Chicago on July 2, 2015 and made his NHL debut with the Predators on Dec. 3, 2016 vs. New Jersey.

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