Wild re-sign Gabriel, Michalek, Mitchell to 1-year, 2-way contracts
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed right wing Kurtis Gabriel, forward Zack Mitchell and goalie Steve Michalek to one-year, two-way contracts.
The deals with the restricted free agents were done Monday. Many of the moves by the Wild this summer have been made to bolster organizational depth for in-season call-ups and injury insurance. Gabriel and Michalek will get $715,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL, while Mitchell will earn $660,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.
Gabriel was a third-round draft pick in 2013. He played 40 games for AHL Iowa last season, with eight goals, two assists and 68 penalty minutes. Gabriel has played in 20 career games for the Wild, four in the playoffs.
Mitchell appeared in 11 games with the Wild last season, and he tallied 22 points in 62 games with the Iowa Wild.
Michalek had a 2.63 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 30 games for Iowa last season. He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2011.