Updated:
Original:

Reports: Wild sign Goligoski, Parise to NYI, Suter to Dallas

The Wild have also signed center Fredrick Gaudreau to a two-year deal.
Author:

NHL free agency has opened with a series of big moves, including the Minnesota Wild signing defenseman Alex Goligoski to a one-year, $5 million contract, according to Michael Russo. 

Just as Goligoski was finalizing a deal with the Wild, ex-Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter reportedly signed with the Dallas Stars. 

Goligoski had 3 goals and 19 assists in 56 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season. The 35-year-old Grand Rapids native is entering his 16th NHL season, having spent the past five in Arizona, and before that six years in Dallas and five seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Goligoski won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009. His teammate during that championship season was current Wild GM Bill Guerin. 

The Wild added another former Penguin at the start of free agency adding center Fredrick Gaudreau to a two-year deal worth $2.4 million.

Gaudreau broke into the NHL with the Nashville Predators during the 2016-17 season and played last season with the Penguins. 

In four NHL seasons, Gaudreau has 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) but is a favorite of head coach Dean Evason from his time in the AHL.

Zach Parise, who like Suter had the final four years of his contract bought out by the Wild, is reportedly signing with the New York Islanders. 

The Wild also made a small trade, sending Toronto defenseman prospect Brennan Menell for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, according to the Star Tribune's Sarah McLellan

Next Up

police lights

Man surrenders after 12-hour standoff at Eagan home

There was a SWAT response early Sunday morning.

Greg Joseph

Vikings radio call thought kick in Arizona was good

From jubilation to devastation in a moment.

pixabay-pain-pills

St. Paul police report 7 suspected overdoses in 24 hours

The department reported that two of the suspected overdoses were fatal.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings miss game-winning field goal, fall to 0-2

Greg Joseph's chip shot attempt as time expired spoiled a late comeback.

Jose Berrios

Berríos leads Blue Jays in first start against Twins

Berríos got the win on Sunday but could the Twins win the deal down the road?

motorcycle

Crash in southern Minnesota kills motorcyclist

The crash happened Saturday at Highway 42 and County Road 14 in Highland Township.

Oli Udoh

Vikings-Cardinals: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings need a win in the desert but will they get one on Sunday?

Kyler Murray

How can the Vikings stop Kyler Murray?

The Cardinals quarterback accounted for five touchdowns against the Titans.

Red's Pizza in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

'Landmark' Wisconsin pizza joint to close amid worker shortage

The restaurant has been a local favorite since 1957.

Related

July 4th shocker: Parise, Suter both agree to sign with Wild

The Minnesota Wild scored a major coup in landing the two most sought-after free agents in the NHL: forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter. New Jersey laments the loss of Minneapolis-born Parise, but Wild fans went nuts.

Parise and Suter

Wild buy out final 4 years of Parise, Suter contracts

The end of an era in the State of Hockey.

Wild could make strong push for Parise, Suter

While the Wild are expected to make a strong push to sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter when free agency begins Sunday, they might have a hard time selling them on Minnesota being a winning program. GM Chuck Fletcher says, 'We're not far away. I say that all the time. You can't have the stretch that we did last season and call it a fluke."

Wild submit contract offers to Zach Parise, Ryan Suter

The Minnesota Wild made the offers shortly after the free-market opened Sunday morning. Forward Zach Parise is a Minnesota native who is building a house in the Twin Cities, the Associated Press reports. Defenseman Ryan Suter is considered the top blue-liner on the market.

Parise, Suter hit the ice for charity game

Despite being idled by the NHL lockout, roughly 3,000 Minnesota hockey fans got a chance to watch Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter in action Sunday night, Fox Sports North reports.

Ryan Suter

Season over: Ryan Suter says what Wild has 'is not working'

Minnesota finished with a final record of 37-36-9.