Beyond The Benches

Fontaine Re-Signs With Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild has re-signed forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract. During his 2013-2014-rookie season, Fontaine scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games.  Fontaine’s goal total was third highest by a Wild rookie.

Fontaine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after playing for University of Minnesota-Duluth for four seasons.

The 26-year-old Alberta native set a franchise record with his first goal by scoring 12 seconds into a contest against on October 12, 2013. He also scored the first franchise hat trick by a rookie—Fontaine scored three goals in a game against Phoenix in January.

Needless to say, there are many reasons why Minnesota Wild would have been happy to have Fontaine back. His performance during the last season was impressive, and he will ideally only get better. Fontaine managed to demonstrate his potential worth to the franchise, and now he has the next two years to prove it.





Writer: Clairissa Baker is a student at Boston University working towards a dual degree in journalism and international relations, and she spends a lot of her spare time following hockey. Clairissa can be reached on Twitter @ClairissaBaker.