The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Victor Bartley (pronounced VIHK-tohr BAR-tlee) on a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$350,000).
Bartley, 28 (2/17/88), skated in one game with the Nashville Predators and nine games with the Montreal Canadiens last season and totaled four points (1-3=4) in 24 games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Milwaukee and St. John’s. The 6-foot, 215-pound native of Ottawa, Ont., has totaled 23 points (1-22=23) and 61 penalty minutes (PIM) in 121 career NHL games during parts four seasons with Nashville (2012-16) and Montreal (2015-16). The blueliner also appeared in four playoff games with Nashville in 2014-15. Bartley has totaled 71 points (19-52=71) and 127 PIM in 172 career AHL games over five seasons with Providence (2008-09), Bridgeport (2009-10), Milwaukee (2011-13, 2015-16) and St. John’s (2015-16). He played for Canada at the 2006 Under-18 World Championship and was originally signed as a free agent by Nashville on May 24, 2011.