Wild agrees to terms with duo

Published 9:30 pm Saturday, July 13, 2013

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced the team has agreed to terms with free-agent defensemen Jonathon Blum and Jon Landry to one-year, two-way contracts, according to a press release.

Blum, 24, collected seven points and six penalty minutes in 35 games with the Nashville Predators last season. He also recorded 12 points in 34 contests with the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., notched 22 points in 91 career NHL matches during three seasons with the Predators. He also skated in 12 playoff games with Nashville in 2011 and recorded two assists. Blum tallied 113 points and 104 PIM in 236 AHL matches with Milwaukee.

He was named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team and the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year in 2009 after collecting 66 points and 30 PIM in 51 games with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League. Blum won a Memorial Cup with Vancouver.

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