The Minnesota Wild have made the decision to add some depth at the goaltending position, and given the lack of success they have seen at the position outside of the performances of Devan Dubnyk it's probably not a terrible idea,
Obviously acquiring a quality goaltender out of the blue is easier said than done, but the Wild believe they have found just that in the form of 22 year old Hungarian goaltender Adam Vay. Vay is still a prospect, but has considerable experience playing both in Europe and on the international stage where he represented his country.
The Wild released a statement announcing the signing was official:
The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Adam Vay on a two-year, entry-level contract.
Vay, 22 (3/22/94), posted a 3.67 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage (SV%) in three games for Hungary at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound native of Budapest, Hungary, made 35 saves in a 5-1 loss to the United States on May 13, made 48 saves in a 3-0 loss to Finland on May 11 and stopped 11-of-12 shots in relief on May 8 against Canada. He appeared in 39 games with Debreceni HK in the MOL League in 2015-16 and posted a 2.77 GAA, a .927 SV% and two shutouts. Vay led the league in SV% and ranked fifth in GAA amongst goalies that played a minimum of 30 contests.
It's unclear what kind of role the Wild have in mind for Vay, but it's probably a safe bet to assume he will be getting some seasoning with Iowa before seeing an NHL surface.