Skip to main content

Wild sign UMD star Justin Fontaine after wrapping career with NCAA title

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have signed former Minnesota Duluth forward Justin Fontaine to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The deal was announced Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Fontaine, from Bonnyville, Alta., helped lead the Bulldogs to their first NCAA championship, a trophy they secured on the Wild's home ice with a win over Michigan on April 9 at Xcel Energy Center. Fontaine had 22 goals and 36 assists in 42 games as a senior. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was fourth in the U.S. college ranks in scoring and tied for second with 12 power-play goals.

He had 164 points in 159 career games with UMD. Fontaine was a three-time WCHA all-academic team selection and a three-time All-WCHA second-team pick.



Keys to Victory: St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche (Game 6)

Here's what the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis blues need to do to win Game 6 -- and either close things out or force Game 7 this weekend.


Sierra Costa Becomes first Woman GM in Canadian Jr. A Hockey History

Sierra Costa has broken the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s gender barrier, becoming the first woman to serve as GM of a Canadian Junior A league team.

Blake Coleman

Flames' Blake Coleman Reacts to Controversial Disallowed Goal in Game 5

Blake Coleman wasn't happy about the disallowed goal that prevented Calgary from taking a lead late in Game 5. "I didn’t feel that I kicked it."