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Wild, Quincey Agree to Terms

Veteran defenseman had six goals, nine assists with Devils, Blue Jackets last season

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 free-agent defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

Quincey, 31, tallied 15 points (6-9=15), a plus-4 rating and 51 penalty minutes (PIM) in a total of 73 games with the New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets last season. He averaged 17:54 in TOI/game and recorded 97 hits and 97 blocked shots. He was traded by New Jersey to Columbus on March 1, 2017 in exchange for Dalton Prout. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario, added one assist in two Stanley Cup playoff games with the Blue Jackets. Quincey owns 155 points (36-119=155), a plus-12 rating, 520 PIM, 741 hits and 744 blocked shots in 568 career contests during parts of 12 NHL seasons with Detroit, Los Angeles, Colorado, New Jersey and Columbus (2005-17). He has recorded nine assists in 56 career Stanley Cup playoff matches.

Quincey played for Canada at the 2012 World Championship and was named to the 2005 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Second All-Star Team. He is a co-founder of the House 9 Hockey Foundation, a non-profit organization with the goal of making the game of hockey more accessible to children regardless of their financial circumstance. The left-shot defenseman was originally selected by Detroit in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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