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Updated: March 4th, 2014 1:33pm
Wild sign 21-year-old free agent forward Zack Mitchell from the OHL

Wild sign 21-year-old free agent forward Zack Mitchell from the OHL

by Derek Wetmore
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It's a busy time of year for the Wild, with the trade deadline Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota swapped a fourth-round pick for Ilya Bryzgalov">Ilya Bryzgalov to stabilize the goaltending situation.

The team also is busy locking up several players from Junior Hockey.

The Wild on Tuesday announced signing forward Zack Mitchell of the Guelph Storm (Ontario Hockey League) to an entry level contract.

"Zack is an intelligent, two-way winger who is having a tremendous season for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League," Assistant General Manager Brent Flahr said in a release. "We're excited to add another quality young forward to the Minnesota Wild organization."

The deal is a three-year entry-level contract that will begin in the 2014-15 season.

Mitchell, 21, has played 62 games for the Storm this season and is fourth on the team with 77 points. He has racked up a plus-45 rating this season.

Sean Lafortune, a regional scout in the OHL, called Mitchell a "skilled finisher."

Veilleux reassigned

The Wild also announced Tuesday that forward Stephane Veilleux has been reassigned to the Iowa Wild (American Hockey League).

He scored one goal in two games since being recalled from Iowa Feb. 26.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Ilya Bryzgalov, Ilya Bryzgalov