The Wild goalies keep getting taller.
The Wild signed 6-foot-6 Dereck Baribeau to a three-year, entry level contract Monday -- and then sent him back to his junior team.
The 18-year-old played for Val-D'Or and Quebec last season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, posting a 3.93 goals against average and .881 saves percentage.
He was ranked tenth among North American goalies for the 2017 draft, but went undrafted. He played played two games in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament for the Wild.
After announcing the signing in the morning, Baribeau went back to the QMJHL in the afternoon.
At 6-6, All-Star goalie Devan Dubnyk was the tallest player on the Wild roster. The Wild press release listed Baribeau at 6-6 and 199 pounds. Goalie Adam Vay is 6-5, and Steve Michalek is 6-3.
(photo courtesy QMJHL)