Wild sign defenceman Gustav Olofsson to two-year, $1.45M deal

Minnesota Wild's Gustav Olofsson (23) has signed a two-year contract with the team. (Trevor Hagan/CP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have agreed with defenceman Gustav Olofsson on a two-year, $1.45 million contract.

The deal Monday came after Olofsson was one of eight restricted free agents receiving qualifying offers. Olofsson will make $675,000 this season and $775,000 next season. He appeared in 13 games for the Wild last season but could become a top-six regular in 2017-18. The Swede was a second-round draft pick in 2013.

Right wings Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter were among those to receive qualifying offers, which are necessary for the Wild to retain negotiating rights. They’re candidates for long-term contracts.

Defenceman Christian Folin did not receive an offer. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent but can still re-sign with the team.

June 26, 2017

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Gustav Olofsson
Defence
AGE: 23
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$725,000
TOTAL:
$1.45 million

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