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NHL’s Minnesota Wild sign last year’s 1st-rounder Tyler Cuma to contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have signed last year’s first-round draft pick Tyler Cuma to an entry-level contract.

Cuma’s deal was announced Friday. The six-foot-two, 180-pound defenceman is taking part this week in a prospects camp with other players in the Wild organization.

The 19-year-old was the 23rd overall selection last summer, and the native of Toronto has played the past three seasons at the junior level for Ottawa in the Ontario Hockey League.

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The Wild already have seven defencemen signed to one-way NHL contracts. If Cuma doesn’t make the team out of training camp, his deal will delay and he’ll return to his junior team.