Kevin Fiala signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. Fiala, acquired by the Wild from Nashville for Mikael Grandlund last February, was a restricted free agent. Fiala had three goals and seven points in 19 games with the Wild. Fiala totaled 13 goals and 26 assists in 2018-19, in 64 games with the Predators and 19 games with the Wild. He was a first round (11th overall) pick in the 2014 NHL Draft when Paul Fenton was Nashville's assistant GM.
New Wild GM, Bill Guerin, had stated that the Wild made a fair offer to Fiala and that the ball was in his court to accept it and be ready for camp. We want to get him in here and get him going. I'm just speaking from experience that you're better off being in camp than not. Though the Wild may not be this good, I really don't think they're half as bad as they're now made out to be and a playoff berth wouldn't be all that surprising. He's flashed that gamebreaking talent, now it's time for him to put it all together and become a more consistent player.
That's from a Bruce Boudreau interview back in August and while he may be biased considering he's coaching the team, he's got a point.