St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist on Monday.
Hoffman completed his junior season and final collegiate campaign with the University of Vermont by going 13-6-2 with a 2.06 goals-against average and a pair of shutouts. Two seasons ago, the 24-year-old was the first goaltender in program history since Tim Thomas (1996-97) to start every regular-season game.
Thanks to Hoffman allowing one goal in his team's two victories in the quarterfinals, the Catamounts knocked off Boston College before losing to UMass-Lowell in the Hockey East semis.
Palmquist totaled 29 points (8G, 21A) for Minnesota State during his senior season. The Twin Cities native ended his collegiate tenure with 25 goals and 96 points in 160 appearances.
Despite snagging the top overall seed in the NCAA tourney, MSU lost its opening contest, 2-1, to RIT.
In other roster moves, the Wild recalled defenseman Christian Folin from Iowa of the American Hockey League.