The Wild signed 18-year-old defensemen Daemon Hunt and Ryan O'Rourke to three-year, entry level contracts that will start next season.

Hunt was a third round pick in 2020 and O'Rourke a second rounder.

Both players started their seasons at the Wild's affiliate in Iowa of the American Hockey League, but Hunt left to play 23 games with Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League, where he scored eight goals and had 10 assists.

O'Rourke couldn't play juniors because the Ontario Hockey League was shut down. He captained Sault Ste. Marie in 2019-20 and had seven goals and 30 assists in 54 games.

They are both playing for Iowa now. O'Rourke has a goal and six assists in 28 games, and Hunt is scoreless in three games.

Both players are eligible to play for their junior teams next season.