Marcus Foligno will report to the Wild training camp Friday after agreeing to a four-year, $11.5 million contract.
The restricted free agent forward, who was acquired from Buffalo along with Tyler Ennis in the Jason Pominville/Marco Scandella deal on June 30, will get $2 million in 2017-18, $3 million in 2018-19, $3.5 million in 2019-20 and $3 million in 2020-21, for a $2.875 million average annual value.
"At 6-3 and 230 pounds, Marcus is nicknamed ‘Moose’ for a reason,’’ Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “I think he’s got the capability to score more goals and of being a physical player.’’
Foligno, 26, had 13 goals and 10 assists in 80 games for the Sabres last season, and was fifth in the NHL in hits with a career-high 279.
The son of former NHL standout Mike Foligno and brother of Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno made his league debut in 2011.
"We are happy to officially have Marcus as a part of our club for the next four seasons," Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said in a press release. "Marcus is a big, physical forward who is capable of playing a heavy game while also contributing offensively. We are excited to add his presence to our lineup and watch him continue his growth as a player."