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Updated: March 24th, 2014 7:56pm
Wild sign 2013 second-round pick Gustav Olofsson to entry-level deal

Wild sign 2013 second-round pick Gustav Olofsson to entry-level deal

by Nate Sandell
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The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Gustav Olofsson, one of their key prospects, to an entry-level contract on Monday.

Olofsson, who was drafted by the Wild in the second round of the 2013 NHL draft, is set to join the squad's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, next week.

The 6-foot-4, 191-pound native of Sweden, is coming off a one-year stay at Colorado College. In his freshman season with the Tigers, he totaled four goals and four assists.

"We're excited to get Gus under contract," Wild assistant general manager Brent Flahr told "His performance this year at the World Junior Championship and at Colorado College exceeded our expectations and we're confident that he's ready for the next challenge in his young career. His skill set really excites us and we're looking forward to seeing him continue his development at the pro level."

Olofsson's signing comes three weeks after the Wild put 2013 third-round pick Kurtis Gabriel on a three-year entry-level deal.

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