The Wild locked up one of its prospects Wednesday by signing forward Brandon Duhaime to a two-year, entry-level contract that starts next season.
Duhaime will report to Iowa of the American Hockey League for the rest of this season on an amateur tryout agreement. Iowa's first-round playoff matchup against Milwaukee starts Sunday in Des Moines.
In 42 games with Providence this past season, Duhaime tallied 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points. All three categories were career-highs for the 6-1, 200-pound native of Parkland, Fla. Duhaime also led the Friars in penalty minutes (53), tied for second in game-winning goals (three) and ranked third in scoring.
A left shot, Duhaime was named to the 2019 Hockey East All-Star Third Team. The 21-year-old finished with 72 points (22 goals and 50 assists) in three seasons with Providence.
Drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall in 2016, Duhaime was named the Wild's most improved player during the team's 2017 development camp.