Wild agree to terms with Foligno on four-year, $11.5M deal
The list of remaining restricted free agents still waiting for new contracts is down to three, after the Wild announced a deal for Marcus Foligno.
The Wild announced the contract on Thursday. It’s a four-year deal, worth a total of $11.5 million and an average annual value of $2.875 million.
That’s a bump up from the $2.25 million he earned last season in Buffalo.
Minnesota acquired the 26-year-old Foligno -- as well as Tyler Ennis -- on June 30, while sending Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella to Buffalo.
Foligno isn’t known for producing big offensive numbers, scoring a career best 13 goals last season. His career high for points in a single season is 23 -- a mark he set in two consecutive years with Buffalo. That said, he has quite the goal in mind for 2017-18 with his team, aiming for 20 goals as a member of the Wild.
“We are happy to officially have Marcus as a part of our club for the next four seasons,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement.
“Marcus is a big, physical forward who is capable of playing a heavy game while also contributing offensively. We are excited to add his presence to our lineup and watch him continue his growth as a player.”
Per Michael Russo of The Athletic, Foligno is expected to join the Wild on Friday.