If Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher wasn’t already on vacation, he can probably soak up some sun starting now.
The Wild signed Brett Bulmer to a one-year, two-way contract on Sunday. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo notes that by signing Bulmer, Minnesota has all of its bases covered for this off-season.
Bulmer, 23, gives the Wild a big body (listed at 6-foot-4) who can provide a little bit of injury insurance.
He has 14 games of NHL experience with the Wild (five in 2013-14, nine back in 2011-12), generating three assists in that time. His AHL stats are fairly modest, too.
As the 39th pick of the 2010 NHL Draft, it seems like Bulmer’s development has been marginal, but he’s young enough that improvement is at least conceivable.