The Minnesota Wild announced this morning they have signed 19-year-old defenseman Josh Caron to an NHL entry-level contract after being a free agent invite by the Wild.
The third year Blazer racked up 1 goal and 5 assists last season and finished third in penalty minutes in the WHL with 190. The Campbell River, BC native played well in Traverse City where he sparked his team with two fights.
It's another one of those free-agent invite signings. Minnesota definitely likes toughness. They've never shyed away from signing those players over the years.
The Blazers received good news this morning as defenseman Austin Madaisky and Josh Caron have been returned to the hockey club from NHL training camps. The only player remaining at an NHL training camp is 20-year-old defenseman Corey Fienhage who is with the Buffalo Sabres.