The Minnesota Wild have gone bargain hunting, adding a player with lots of skill but not a long track record of NHL success. Nic Petan has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Wild. Michael Russo of The Athletic reports that it will carry an NHL cap hit of $762.5K and a massive salary in the AHL. The team also announced contracts for forward Brandon Baddock, forward Steven Fogarty, and defenseman Andrej Sustr.
Petan will earn $500K in 2022-23 and $550K in 2023-24, even if he’s in the minors all year. Baddock’s one-year, two-way contract earns him $750K in the NHL and $200,000 in the minors. Fogarty has a two-year deal which earns him $350K in the minors each year, but $750K in the NHL in year 1 and $775K in the NHL in year 2. Sustr’s one-year pays him $750K in the NHL and $400K in the AHL.