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Wild Agrees to Terms with Gustav Olofsson

Defenseman was Minnesota's second-round pick in 2013 NHL Draft

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Gustav Olofsson on a two-year, $1.45 million contract ($675,000 in 2017-18 and $775,000 in 2018-19 for a $725,000 average annual value).

Olofsson, 22, totaled three assists and two penalty minutes (PIM) in 13 games with Minnesota in 2016-17, adding 24 points (6-18=24) and 32 PIM in 59 games with Iowa of the American Hockey League (AHL) - leading Iowa defensemen in goals, power-play goals (3) and ranking second in scoring. 

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound blueliner appeared in two games with Minnesota in 2015-16, including his NHL debut on Nov. 19, 2015 at Boston. The native of Boras, Sweden, has totaled 42 points (9-33=42) and 46 PIM in 120 games in parts of four seasons with Iowa (2013-17). The left-shot defenseman was originally selected by Minnesota in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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