The Wild is close to signing 24-year-old University of Vermont junior goaltender Brody Hoffman to an entry-level contract, sources say. The deal will be one year and start next season.

Hoffman, a native of Wilkie, Saskatchewan, who stands 6-4 and weighs 205 pounds, went 13-6-2 in 22 games this past season. He ranked 18th in the NCAA with a 2.06 goals-against average and tied for 29th with a .922 save percentage.

MICHAEL RUSSO