Wild sign former Gopher, Eden Praire player Kyle Rau

- The Minnesota Wild picked up solid talent in free agency over the weekend, starting with bringing home Minnesota native Kyle Rau.

Rau, a former Gopher and Eden Prairie High School player, was a third round draft pick for the Florida Panthers in 2011. He played at the University of Minnesota and officially signed with Florida in 2015.

The two sides agreed to a one-year, two way deal for $700,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL. The 24-year-old forward played 24 games with the Florida Panthers last season. At the U, he totaled in 124 points in 160 games during four seasons.

He was named Minnesota’s 2011 Mr. Hockey and helped Eden Prairie to a state championship that same year.

The Wild have also signed two more forwards, three defensemen and a goalie so far during free agency.

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