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Wild signs Read to one-year, two-way deal

Former Bemidji State standout spent the past seven seasons with Philadelphia

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Matt Read to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$200,000).

Read, 32, collected 16 points (7-9=16) and eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 33 games with Lehigh Valley in the American Hockey League (AHL) and scored one goal in 19 games with Philadelphia in 2017-18. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Ilderton, Ont., collected two points (1-1=2) and four PIM appearing in all six Stanley Cup playoff contests with the Flyers. The right winger owns 187 points (87-100=187), 81 PIM, 17 game-winning goals (GWG) and 508 hits in 437 career games in seven NHL seasons with the Flyers (2011-18). Read has also played in 30 Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording 10 points (5-5=10).

Read skated in 147 games with Bemidji State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), and collected 143 points (65-78=143) and 153 PIM in four seasons (2007-11). He tallied 13 points (7-6=13) in 11 games with Adirondack (AHL) during the 2010-11 season before making his NHL debut with the Flyers on October 6, 2011.

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