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Marcus Foligno signs 4-year deal with the Wild

He was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in a trade this summer.

The Wild signed their last remaining restricted-free agent.

Foligno agreed to a four-year deal with Minnesota worth $11.5 million, which has an average annual value of $2.8 million a season.

Here's how is contract breaks down by the year.

  • $2 million in 2017-18
  • $3 million in 2018-19
  • $3.5 million in 2019-20
  • $3 million in 2020-21

Foligno was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres – along with Tyler Ennis – this summer in exchange for Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella.

The 26-year-old had 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) last season. 

At 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, Foligno is a big body who isn't afraid to drop the gloves. He had nine fights last season and his 279 hits last season were the fifth most in the NHL.

Michael Russo of the Athletic reports that Foligno could open the season on a line with Joel Eriksson Ek and Charlie Coyle.

He could also see time on the first line, if Zach Parise's back issue keeps him off the ice.

The Wild report to training camp on Friday and the team's first preseason game is Sept. 18 against the Winnipeg Jets.

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