Sept 23, 2014 (ISN) – Prince Albert, SK-The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Hunter Warner to
a three-year entry level contract. Warner signed with the Raiders in the
off-season after playing with Fargo and Waterloo in the USHL last season
where he put up 12 points and 127 penalty minutes in 50 games.
19 year old Warner is a native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and was invited to
the Wild Camp as an un-drafted free agent.
When asked how he feels about signing an NHL contract, Warner responded, “I
can’t express it, it’s the best feeling, I haven’t stop smiling.” His
experience in Minnesota has been a good one, he’s just 20 minutes from home
so has been able to spend some time with his family. Warner noted “Training
camp has been pretty good, it’s quicker (pace), you have to make the safe,
smart plays and think quicker.”
Signing in the NHL means a lot to Hunter but signing with his home team is
even better, “It’s an exciting feeling, I’ve been going to Wild games since
I was a kid and I’ve always wanted to play with the Wild.” The 19-year old
is glad his hard work is being recognized but he noted that he knows he
needs to keep working to make it to the next level.
The Raider organization would like to congratulate Hunter and his family on
the signing of his first NHL contract.