Minnesota Wild avoid arbitration with RFA goaltender Filip Gustavsson

Published July 31, 2023 at 12:51
BY COOPER GODIN

The Minnesota Wild were set to head to an arbitration hearing with goaltender Filip Gustavsson later this week, but both sides have come to an agreement on a new contract.

On Monday, the Wild announced that they've have signed Gustavsson to a three-year contract worth $11.25 million USD ($3.75 million AAV).

Gustavsson, 25, was in his first season with the Wild during the 2022-23 campaign after being traded to them last summer by the Ottawa Senators, who acquired Cam Talbot.

The Skelleftea, Sweden native appeared in 39 games for Minnesota last season where he had a record of 22-9-7 along with a 2.10 goals against average, a .931 save percentage and two shutouts.


With Marc-Andre Fleury entering the final year of his contract and his future beyond this coming season unknown, it's likely that Gustavsson will take over the reigns in net in 2024 until top goaltending prospect Jesper Wallstedt is ready to play in the NHL full-time.

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Minnesota Wild avoid arbitration with RFA goaltender Filip Gustavsson

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