PC Junior Duhaime Signs with Wild
Providence College forward Brandon Duhaime (Parkland, Fla.) has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild starting in 2019-20, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility. Duhaime will report to the Iowa Wild (AHL) on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of this season.
Duhaime continued his rise through his junior season as he recorded career-highs in games played (42), goals (11), assists (23), points (34), shots (101), plus-minus (+15) and game-winning goals (3) for the Friars in 2018-19. He tallied five points in three NCAA Tournament games and boasted 11 multi-point games in this season. Duhaime also led the Friars in faceoff percentage (.595) and penalty minutes (53).
Selected by the Wild in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Duhaime earned Third Team Hockey East All-Star accolades in 2018-19 and was the Hockey East's Player of the Month for December after registering one goal and seven assists in four games that month. As a sophomore, Duhaime was named the Hockey East All-Tournament Team and was named Minnesota's Most Improved Player during their 2017 Development Camp. In 117 career games at Providence, he totaled 22 goals, 50 assists and a plus-18 rating.
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