Minnesota Wild Offseason: The Top Five Wild Stories of the Summer

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4) Mike Reilly Signs with the Hometown Team

Former Minnesota Gophers defenseman and Hobey Baker Finalist, Mike Reilly, signed a two year entry level contract with the Wild in early July, infusing more talent into an already deep and talented defensive corps.

After his draft rights expired without Columbus signing him to a contract, he became a very coveted free agent with multiple teams vying for his services.

He’s NHL ready, plays an up-tempo offensive style that will fit the Wild’s system, and most of all he’s motivated to play being a local from Chanhassen, MN. The only issue is where will he begin, which really will take the entire training camp to find out. Will Reilly find himself in one of the regular defensive pairings, will he be a depth defenseman playing only sporadically, or will he start the season down in Iowa?

Stay tuned to find the results.