NHL

Wild re-sign defeseman, Minn. native Palmquist to one-year deal

Minnesota Wild defenseman Zach Palmquist skates against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rene Bourque.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Zach Palmquist skates against Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rene Bourque.

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way contract ($660,000/$70,000).

The 25-year-old Palmquist scored four goals and added seven assists in 69 games for the Iowa Wild in 2015-16. The 6-foot-, 187-pound native of South Saint Paul tallied three assists in eight games with Iowa in 2014-15.

Palmquist scored 25 goals and added 71 assists in 160 games in four seasons at Minnesota State University, setting a school record for consecutive games played. The Wild signed him as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2015.

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