The Minnesota Wild have signed Thomas Vanek to a three-year deal worth $19.5 million.
It was always pretty obvious that Vanek wanted to go to Minnesota. While playing for three different teams (BUF, NYI, MTL) he posted 27 goals and 41 assists (68 points) in 78 games. However, he struggled in the postseason, so much so we saw him bumped down to the Habs bottom six. He rejoins former teammate Jason Pominville on a Minnesota team who look extremely dangerous on paper.