ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with former Bemidji State defenseman Brad Hunt on a two-year, $1.4 million contract, the club announced Monday.
Hunt, 30, tallied 12 points (5g-7a) in 42 games with the Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild during the 2018-19 season.
Minnesota acquired the 5-foot-9, 187-pound blueliner along with a sixth-round pick from the Golden Knights in a Jan. 21 trade that sent a 2019 fifth-round pick to Vegas in return. Hunt posted five points (3g-2a), including three power-play goals, in 29 games with the Wild. He recorded seven points (2g-5a) in 13 games with Vegas.
The trade reunited Hunt with former BSU teammate Matt Read, who appeared in 12 games with Minnesota last season. Read remains an unrestricted free agent.
Hunt, a native of Maple Ridge, B.C., set career highs last season in goals (5), power-play goals (4), game-winning goals (1) and recorded eight (4g-4a) of his 12 points on the man advantage.
For his NHL career, Hunt has totaled 39 points (10g-29a), including 23 power-play points (8g-15a) in 128 games over six seasons (2013-19) with Edmonton, St. Louis, Nashville, Vegas and Minnesota. Hunt has also tallied 209 points (57g-152a) in 287 career AHL games (2011-2017).
Hunt played four seasons (2008-12) at Bemidji State, recording 112 points (24g-88a) in 150 games, and helped lead the Beavers to their only Frozen Four appearance in 2009.