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Vanek Signs with Wild

Updated: 07/01/2014 3:15 PM
Created: 07/01/2014 1:10 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Thomas Vanek is returning to Minnesota.  The free agent winger decided to join fellow Minnesotans Zach Parise and Ryan Suter with the Wild.

The team announced the 3 year deal this afternoon on Twitter.

Vanek, one of the leagues best goal scorers since entering the NHL, is likely taking a pay cut to join the Wild.

"Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. “We are excited to welcome him to our organization.”

Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06. In nine seasons, the winger has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. He’s also third in the League during that span in power play goals (113).

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