The Wild retained one of its reinforcements from last season, re-signing defenseman Matt Bartkowski Tuesday to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000, $350,000).

Bartkowski spent the majority of 2018-19 in the minors, tallying 19 points (four goals and 15 assists) in 70 games with Iowa of the American Hockey League. But the 31-year-old appeared in two games with the Wild amid injuries to other blue liners and became the fourth defenseman in team history to score a goal in his team debut.