The Minnesota Wild have filled at least one of their vacant spots on the blue line this summer, signing free agent defenseman Alex Goligoski to a one-year contract with a $5-million AAV and a full no-trade clause, giving him full control of potential trades mid-season.

Goligoski, 35, is certainly one of the most experienced blueliners the Wild could have got, and it only benefitted them more that the Grand Rapids, Minn. native wanted to come back and play in his home state. A win-win for both situations that might also see the veteran defender get a more prominent role than in the Arizona Coyotes organization the last couple years.