The Minnesota Wild also took care of a restricted free agent, that being Ryan Donato, who received a new two-year contract that is worth $3.8 million. The forward was up and down from the AHL this past season, playing in just 22 games for Minnesota, putting up four goals and 12 assists in those games. He also spent a short time with the Boston Bruins and has 68 career games at the NHL level. He did also spend some time with the Iowa Wild, 14 games to be exact between the regular season and playoffs, and had four goals and seven assists for 11 points with them.
And the Anaheim Ducks brought back an old friend in veteran Michael Del Zotto, giving the defenseman a one-year contract on Tuesday. The official financial terms were not disclosed, as the 29-year-old returns to the team he spent some time with last season. He began the season with the Vancouver Canucks, who dealt him to the Ducks, who then went on to trade him to the St. Louis Blues after their tough start,. That last move played out well for him with a Stanley Cup Title win over the Boston Bruins. He had signed a two-year, $6 million deal with Vancouver, and is coming off a season that saw him record 42 points between the three teams. His best season came when he was 21 years old with the New York Rangers, as he had 10 goals and 31 assists in 71 games, leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2011-2012 season.