Wild bring back Devan Dubnyk
ST. PAUL, MN (The Spread) - The Wild are bringing back one of the key pieces to their successful run to the playoffs a year ago.
NHL.com reports that the Wild have officially announced the signing of goaltender Devan Dubnyk to a six-year, $26 million contract. After being traded from the Coyotes on January 14, he went 27-9-2 with a 1.76 GAA and a .936 save percentage for Minnesota. He was so good that he was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy and helped the Wild beat the Blues in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.
"The most exciting thing for me is knowing I get to be part of a really good hockey team for a long time," Dubnyk told the Star Tribune on June 27. "Getting a chance to play with that group of guys last year was the best experience for me. I'm real excited."
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Wild are 12/1 to win the 2016 Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks are the current favorites at 13/2, while the Ducks are 8/1 and the runner-up Lightning is 9/1.