Wild re-sign forward Nico Sturm to one-year, $874K contract

Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and center Jason Dickinson (16) defend as Minnesota Wild center Nico Sturm (7) shoots in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Dallas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP)

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed forward Nico Sturm to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal will pay Sturm $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

Sturm, 24, signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on April 1, 2018. He made his NHL debut last season with Minnesota, registering seven shots on net in two games.

The German forward led Clarkson University in scoring and assists with 14 goals and 45 points in 39 games. As a junior last season, Sturm won 57.9 per cent of the faceoffs he took.

In three seasons with Clarkson, he recorded 36 goals and 103 points over 118 games.

Sturm was also named the ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward for a second consecutive season.

July 16, 2019

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Nico Sturm
Centre
AGE: 24
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$874,125
TOTAL:
$874,125

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