The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Marcus Foligno on a four-year, $11.5 million contract on Thursday.
The contract carries a cap hit of $2.875 million per season. Foligno will be paid $2 million in 2017-18, $3 million in 2018-19, $3.5 million in 2019-20 and $3 million in 2020-21.
“We are happy to officially have Marcus as a part of our club for the next four seasons,” said Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher. “Marcus is a big, physical forward who is capable of playing a heavy game while also contributing offensively. We are excited to add his presence to our lineup and watch him continue his growth as a player.”
Foligno was acquired by the Wild on June 30, along with forward Tyler Ennis and a third-round selection in the 2018 draft, from Buffalo in exchange for forward Jason Pominville, defenseman Marco Scandella and a fourth-round selection in the 2018 draft.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Foligno, 26, scored 13 goals and 10 assists with 73 penalty minutes in 80 games with Buffalo last season. He also ranked fifth in the NHL with a career-high 279 hits last season, and also set career highs in goals and blocked shots (57).
The Buffalo, N.Y., native has 49 goals, 67 assists, 334 penalty minutes, and 1,023 hits in 347 career NHL games.
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