Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the team has signed right wing Jon DiSalvatore to a two-year contract and defenseman Jamie Fraser to a one-year contract. Both players signed two-way contracts.
DiSalvatore, 29 (3/30/81), captained the 2009-10 Houston Aeros recording 52 points (21-31=52) and 28 penalty minutes (PIM) in 79 games. He led the Aeros with 11 power play goals, ranked tied for first in goals and tied for second in scoring. The 6-foot-1, 200 pound native of Bangor, Maine, has scored 369 points (150-219=369) and added 270 PIM in 522 career games in the American Hockey League (AHL), playing for Cleveland, Worcester, Peoria, San Antonio, Lowell and Houston. He also played in five games for the St. Louis Blues during the 2005-06 season, making his NHL debut January 19, 2006 at Washington. DiSalvatore played four seasons at Providence College (1999-03) and was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round (No. 104 overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Fraser, 24 (11/17/85), finished third among Aeros defensemen in points and set a career-high with 16 assists last season, posting 22 points (6-16=22) and 36 PIM in 59 games. Prior to joining the Aeros, Fraser played three seasons with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2006-09), scoring 59 points (21-38=59) and adding 66 PIM in 179 games. He played in one game with the New York Islanders in 2008-09, making his NHL debut April 4, 2009 versus Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Sarnia, Ont., played junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Brampton Battalion and Sarnia Sting.