The Minnesota Wild have signed Connor Dewar to a three-year entry-level contract that will begin in the 2019-20 season. Dewar is currently playing with the Everett Silvertips of the CHL where he serves as captain.
Dewar, 19, was a third-round pick of the Wild last summer after going undrafted in his first year of eligibility. That draft pick was used because of his huge breakout season in 2017-18 when he scored 38 goals in 68 regular season games before leading the Silvertips to the WHL finals. He’s back this season as captain and has 75 points in 54 games, earning him this contract and a shot to play professional hockey next season.
It’s not guaranteed that Dewar will be heading to the Iowa Wild, but the undersized forward has shown exceptional talent this season even while dealing with minor injury and could get a taste of the minor leagues on an amateur tryout this spring. That’s only if the Silvertips don’t land a berth in the Memorial Cup though, which they very well could after an excellent season. Either way, the Wild will be focused on the development of another young talent that could give them some offensive punch in the years to come.