SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.
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-- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Krys Kolanos (pronounced KRIHS koh-LA-nohs) to a 2008-09 contract.
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Kolanos, 26 (7/27/81), recorded 63 points (30-33=63) including 11 power play goals and three game-winning goals in 63 games with the Quad City Flames in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2007-08. He ranked tied for first in goals and second in scoring for Quad City and his 272 shots on goal ranked tied for second in the AHL. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Calgary, Alberta has notched 35 points (17-18=35) in 115 career NHL matches with Phoenix and Edmonton. Kolanos scored the game-winning goal for Boston College in a 3-2 overtime win against North Dakota in the 2001 NCAA hockey championship game and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
He was originally selected by the Coyotes in the first round (19th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.