After a few weeks of flirting, the Wild and Daniel Winnik agreed to terms on a one-year $660,000 contract on Wednesday afternoon. Winnik, 32, is slated to make his club debut in the season opener against the Red Wings on Thursday night in Detroit. He has been practicing on the fourth line this week alongside Matt Cullen and opposite Tyler Ennis. Winnik played in five preseason games for the Wild. It also helped matters that coach Bruce Boudreau was one of his biggest fans. In fact, Boudreau called Winnik the best tryout guy on the market before training camp started. Winnik helped solidify the fourth line as a member of the Washington Capitals last season. He also scored career-high 12 goals in 72 games, while logging tons of minutes on the penalty kill, too.
Wild, Daniel Winnik agree to one-year deal
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Oct 5