Wild GM Bill Guerin announces new signing

It's a two year, one-way contract.

Michael Whitaker

Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin will have his work cut out for him this offseason, as he'll have to navigate through several millions of dollars worth of "dead cap" money thanks to the buyouts of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. But there's been one signing that he's already made as the Wild continue their offseason work

They've signed forward Connor Dewar to two-year, one-way, $1.6 million contract ($800,000 average annual value) that goes through the 2023-24 season:

Originally selected in the 3rd round (92nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, scored two goals and six points over 35 games with the Wild during the 2021-22 regular season. 

Per NHL.com: 

"Dewar, 23 (6/26/99), collected six points (2-4=6), 25 penalty minutes (PIM), 44 shots on goal, 48 hits and 22 blocked shots in 35 contests with Minnesota during the 2021-22 season. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound native of The Pas, Manitoba, made his NHL debut on Oct. 28 at SEA. He recorded his first career point (assist) on Jan. 6 at BOS and registered his first NHL goal (GWG) and multi-point game on Jan. 24 vs. MTL. The left-shot forward blocked a career-high five shots Feb. 8 at WPG to tie the franchise record for most blocked shots by a rookie forward (Eriksson Ek, 11/9/17). The rookie also made his NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs debut on May 12 in Game 6 at STL.

Dewar registered 17 points (8-9=17), a plus-9 rating, two shorthanded goals, 17 PIM and 72 shots on goal in 19 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2021-22 season. He recorded 59 points (26-33=59), a plus-25 rating, 52 PIM, five power-play goals, four shorthanded goals, two game-winning goals and 217 shots on goal in 103 career AHL games with Iowa (2019-22)."