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Kaprizov Returns to the Wild

Calder Trophy Winner signs five-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS – (Fox 9) The wait to determine Kirill Kaprizov’s NHL future is over. The Minnesota Wild announced on Tuesday they’ve signed Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million deal that keeps him in Minnesota through the 2025-26 season. Kaprizov, 24, won the Calder Trophy last year after leading the Wild and NHL rookies with 51 points. His 27 goals in…

Will Borgen’s Journey To Seattle Traced Back To Moorhead

The former Spud was selected by the new organization in the NHL expansion draft on Wednesday

MOORHEAD, MINN (KVRR) – He laced up the skates at Moorhead High, then with Saint Cloud. After that, he joined the Buffalo Sabres A.H.L. affiliate, the Rochester Americans in western New York for a seasons. He played in NHL games then, but FM’s Will Borgen will have a new home that’s brand new. “I’m excited for it, the opportunity out…

“He has a wealth of knowledge dealing with younger athletes” Hakstol Hired by NHL’s Newest Expansion Team Seattle

Fargo Force general manager reacts to hiring of friend Dave Hakstol for the Kraken

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face is heading up the NHL’s newest franchise next season as former North Dakota hockey player and coach Dave Hakstol was hired to be the head coach of the Seattle Kraken. Hakstol returns to a bench boss position after being let go by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2019. With UND, he led the Fighting Hawks…

UND’s Adams Signs Pro Deal With New York Islanders

Adams is a former sixth round pick of the Isles

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Islanders sign former North Dakota center man Collin Adams to a two-way two-year deal. Adam was the second leading scorer for UND this past season. The reigning NCHC player of the month was top five in the nation when it came to plus-minus and never missed a game over the past two years….

UND Hockey’s Mismash Signed by Nashville Predators

Was second round of the Preds in 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D — Forward Grant Mismash becomes the sixth North Dakota hockey player this week to sign a pro deal. Mismash put pen to paper on a two year contract with the team that drafted in the second round back in 2017, the Nashville Predators. The senior had a career year in 2021 scoring ten goals  and adding 9…

Bernard-Docker, Kiersted Introduced By NHL Teams

JBD signed with Ottawa, Kiersted signed with Florida

GRAND FORKS, N.D — After the college hockey season comes to an end there is a decision that every player needs to make: Should I stay or should I go? That was the case for five North Dakota players this week signing NHL deals. Two of them, D-line mates Jacob Bernard-Docker (Ottawa Senators) and Matt Kiersted (Florida Panthers) were introduced…

Four UND Hockey Players Sign NHL Contracts

Pinto, Bernard-Docker, Scheel and Kierstad all sign deals

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Two North Dakota hockey players will continue their careers up north. The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker to a three-year entry level contract. The Sens drafted him 26th overall in the NHL entry draft in 2019. Once going through a mandatory quarantine period, Bernard-Docker can immediately join the team. In the NCHC, JBD was…

UND’s Kawaguchi Signs Pro Deal With The Dallas Stars

Entry level contact on amateur tryout

GRAND FORKS, N.D — The captain has signed. North Dakota hockey’s Jordan Kawaguchi is heading to the Dallas Stars on an entry level deal. The 2020 NCHC forward of the year will report to the organization’s AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout for the rest of the season. Kawaguchi ranked third in the NCAA  with 26 assists…

NHL postpones Wild games through Feb. 9 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Whole team in quarantine

(FOX 9) – The Minnesota Wild’s season is on pause for the next week while the team deals with a COVID-19 outbreak, the NHL announced on Wednesday. League and Wild team officials say that five new players have been added to the league’s COVID-19 Protocol List. The players include Nick Bjugstad, Nick Bonino, Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Johansson and Jared Spurgeon. That makes six…