The Wild has re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year, $1.45 million contract. That's annual salary-cap hit of $725,000. Most interesting is it's a full one-way contract. That currently gives the Wild eight defensemen if Mike Reilly makes the team (Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin, Marco Scandella, Jared Spurgeon, Reilly, Matt Dumba, Nate Prosser and Folin). I use the word "interesting" because if the Wild keeps eight defensemen and Niklas Backstrom remains on the roster once the season starts as a third goaltender, the Wild could only keep 12 forwards (no extras). This of course is barring trades before the season, other roster moves or injuries. Folin, 23, a 6-foot-3, right-shot blue liner who hails from Sweden, was a big college free-agent get for the Wild out of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in April 2014. He played one game that season, recording an assist and being plus-3. Last season, Folin scored two goals and eight assists and was plus-3 in 40 games.
Wild re-signs Christian Folin to a two-year deal
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jul 11