ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Brent Flahr today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Mason Shaw to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Shaw, 19 (11/3/98), suffered a torn ACL playing for the Minnesota Wild at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament in September and did not play in a game for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. The 5-foot-9, 179-pound native of Lloydminster, Alta., was named captain of the Tigers before the season started.
Shaw signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) on April 6 with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and played in one game with Iowa on April 10, a 2-1 win vs. Rockford.
He has collected 163 points (47-116=163) in 161 games during three seasons with Medicine Hat, including 94 points (27-67=94) in 71 games during the 2016-17 season. Shaw was selected by Minnesota in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Video: 2017 Development Camp: Soucy and Shaw
Video: Mason Shaw on Being Drafted by Wild