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http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=727393

Forward Justin Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild agreed on a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted the contract is worth $2 million.

Fontaine, a restricted free agent, was scheduled for salary arbitration on Friday.

The 26-year-old had 13 goals, 21 points, 26 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in 66 games for the Wild in 2013-14, his first NHL season. His 13 goals were tied for fourth on the Wild and tied for 12th among NHL rookies. He had a goal and an assist in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Fontaine played four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth before signing with the Wild as an undrafted free agent. He spent two seasons with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League before joining the Wild.

Good job on Minnesota's part.

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