Minnesota Wild Re-Sign 2 Restricted Free Agents inc. Declan Chisholm

The Minnesota Wild got some business done, officially announcing the signings of two restricted free agents. They've now got pen to paper with defenseman Declan Chisholm and Adam Raska on new one-year deals. 

For Chisholm, a left-shot d-man who exhibits excellent offensive skills, it's a $1 million deal for the 2024-25 season, after which he'll once again become an RFA with arbitration rights. 

The 24-year-old played in 29 games for the Wild this past season, recording eight points and blocking 36 shots, playing in just under 17 minutes per game. He was acquired off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets in late January. He missed 24 games to begin the year with a lower-body injury. 

His offensive potential has been on display at the AHL level the past couple of seasons, in particular his puck-moving and playmaking. He recorded 38 assists and 43 points in 59 games with the Manitoba Moose in 2022-23, and this past year dished out five assists in just six games with the Moose. 

As for Raska, he gets a one-year, two-way deal, at $775,000 at the NHL level, and $97,500 if in the AHL. He was a 7th-round pick in the 2020 Draft by the San Jose Sharks, and has only played a total of 13 games at the NHL level over the past three years. The 22-year-old right-winger makes the most of his forechecking and backchecking abilities as a bottom-six option. 

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