ST. PAUL - Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed free agent goaltender Mat Robson to a two-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2018-19 season.
Robson, 22 (3/26/96), posted a record of 14-12-4 with a 2.78 goals-against average (GAA) and a .921 save percentage (SV%) in 31 games during his recently completed junior season at the University of Minnesota. He allowed two goals or less in 15 of his 31 starts and led the Big Ten Conference in saves (950), ranked T-2nd in games played and third in wins and SV% and is a finalist for the Big Ten Goaltender of the Year.
Robson posted a record of 35-13-0 with a 1.94 GAA, a .930 SV% and six shutouts in 49 games with Penticton during the 2016-17 season and helped the Vees claim the 2017 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Fred Page Cup. He was named a 2017 BCHL First Team All-Star and led the BCHL in wins, shutouts and minutes played (2,910) and ranked in GAA and SV%.
Robson will wear sweater No. 42 with Minnesota.
Minnesota completes a five-game homestand on Tuesday when it hosts the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports North Plus and KFAN 100.3 FM.