Ex-Bulldog Fontaine Re-Signs with Wild

By KBJR News 1

July 29, 2014 Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) forward Justin Fontaine has signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild, the team announced on Tuesday morning.

Terms of the deal were not officially released, but Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports that it will pay Fontaine $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in the second.

Fontaine, who was a rookie last season, had filed for arbitration with Minnesota after he totaled 13 goals and eight assists for the team this past winter.

The 13 goals put the 26-year-old Fontaine fourth on the team and 12th among NHL rookies, with his plus-six rating ranking as the second-highest all time by Wild rookies.

Before getting to the NHL, Fontaine collected 39 goals and 72 assists in 137 games across two seasons for the Houston Aeros, Minnesota's minor league affiliate.

In college, Fontaine played four years for the Bulldogs and was a senior when UMD won the 2011 NCAA Division I championship. In 159 games with UMD, he tallied 62 goals and 102 assists for 164 total points.

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