Minnesota Wild Bring Back Mason Shaw

The Minnesota Wild have brought back forward Mason Shaw on a one-year American Hockey League (AHL) contract. Shaw is recovering from a torn ACL and had been skating at the Wild's practice rink in team gear, making this signing not too surprising. 

Although Shaw's deal is currently an AHL one, there is a very good chance that it will be turned into an NHL contract once he is fully good to go. He was a nice part of their bottom six last season, as he provided plenty of physicality with some offense.

Wild head coach recently praised Shaw before this AHL deal came to fruition saying to The Athletic's Michael Russo: "[Shaw]’s a big part of our group. He’s a big part of our grit level, our determination level, our drive. We’re hoping this continues to progress the right way." With this praise, it certainly seems likely that he will earn an NHL deal, as Evason sees him as a notable part of their group.

Shaw, 24, appeared in 59 games last season with the Wild, posting seven goals, 17 points, and 87 hits. 

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