The Minnesota Wild reached a deal Thursday for a one-year, two-way contract with goaltender and Minnesota native John Curry. Curry, the lone minor league unrestricted free agent the Wild have re-signed, started a single game for the Wild last season, getting an impressive 43-save win over the St. Louis Blues on April 10.
The Wild’s goaltending problems have been well documented, but with the likelihood that the Wild will carry three goaltenders this coming season, a second goaltender in Iowa was a necessity. Curry will join Johan Gustafsson as the tandem in Iowa, paving the way for Josh Harding, Niklas Backstrom, and Darcy Kuemper to all be a part of the NHL squad.
Curry played most of last season in the ECHL with the Orlando Solar Bears, signing with the Wild on February 17 as the team continued to cycle through goaltenders faster than Wilt Chamberlain went through dates. Prior to his signing with the Wild he played four NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, split between the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. Through six career NHL games Curry has a 3-2 record with .893 save percentage and a 3.55 goals against average.
The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Watch an interview with Curry below.
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