Wild Re-Signs Forwards Tyler Graovac and Zac Dalpe

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed restricted free-agent forward Tyler Graovac (pronounced GRAY-oh-vack) to a two-year contract that is a two-way contract in 2016-17 ($600,000/$90,000) and a one-way contract in 2017-18 ($650,000), and restricted free-agent forward Zac Dalpe (pronounced dahl-pee) to a one-year, two-way contract ($600,000/$275,000).

Graovac, 23 (4/27/93), registered 16 points (5-11=16) in 39 games with Iowa in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2015-16. He also appeared in two games with Minnesota, suffering an injury in the season opener on Oct. 8and undergoing bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ont., has played in five games with Minnesota over two seasons (2014-16) after being selected by the Wild in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Saint Paul. Graovac has tallied 87 points (39-48=87) in 176 AHL games with Iowa.

Dalpe, 26 (11/1/89), totaled four points (3-1=4) in eight games with Iowa in 2015-16 – undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum on his left hip on Nov. 5 and returning to action on Feb. 18 before suffering a knee injury on Feb. 24. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Paris, Ont., finished the season with Minnesota, making his debut with the club in the final two games of the season, including a goal in the final game. He also appeared in three playoff games with Minnesota. Dalpe has totaled 21 points (11-10=21) in 119 games during parts of six NHL seasons with Carolina (2010-2013), Vancouver (2013-14), Buffalo (2014-15) and Minnesota (2015-16). He was originally selected by Carolina in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2015.

[Minnesota Wild press release]

Photo credit: YouTube/Iowa Wild

Report: U.S. Center for SafeSport to Investigate Bill Guerin’s Alleged Role in Lawsuit
By Tony Abbott - Oct 22, 2021
Depth and Newcomers Carried the Wild This Weekend
By Aaron Heckmann - Oct 18, 2021

Starting Adam Beckman In Iowa Sends the Wrong Message

The Minnesota Wild’s training camp battles came to an end on Saturday. Rookies Marco Rossi, Matt Boldy, Calen Addison, and Adam Beckman all came into St. Paul […]

Continue Reading