Skip to content

Wild ink Schroeder, Blum to two-way pacts

Jul 11, 2014, 11:23 PM EST

Vancouver Canucks v Winnipeg Jets Getty Images

The Minnesota Wild signed two former first-round draft picks on Friday, each to two-way contracts. Defenseman Jonathon Blum‘s two-way deal is for one year while forward Jordan Schroeder‘s goes for two seasons, according to the Pioneer Press’ Chad Graff.

Schroeder (pictured) was selected 22nd overall in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Schroeder, 23, has appeared in 56 NHL games, including scoring six points in 25 games last season (all with the Canucks).

Blum, 25, was the 23rd pick of the 2007 draft by the Nashville Predators. He has been cycling between the AHL and NHL the past two seasons, including this past campaign in the Minnesota Wild organization. He scored one assist in 15 games with Minnesota and managed 29 points in 54 games with the Iowa Wild.

Neither player has panned out at the NHL level just yet, but both are still young. Some Wild fans might be at least a little bit excited about Schroeder coming to town, too:

Latest Posts
  1. Predators’ Neal will miss Saturday with sickness

    Dec 20, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

    Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes Getty Images

    It’s unclear what the specific ailment is.

  2. Sickness and uncertainty prompt Pens to recall Pouliot, Chorney

    Dec 20, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    pouliot2 Getty Images

    Good luck trying to forecast their lines for Saturday.

  3. Disgruntled Oilers fans take out ad calling for Kevin Lowe’s firing

    Dec 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Owners And Players Meet To Discuss NHL Lockout Getty Images

    As it turns out, the hockey exec’s name rhymes nicely with “must go.”

  4. Red Wings lose fifth in a row, recall McCollum

    Dec 20, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

    New York Islanders v Detroit Red Wings Getty Images

    They label Jimmy Howard as day-to-day.

  5. Julien chides Bruins’ offense for too many cute plays

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:32 PM EST

    Michael Hutchinson, Milan Lucic AP

    They fell to Winnipeg 2-1 on Friday.

  6. Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:31 PM EST

    ryanzibanejad Getty Images

    Then again, maybe the Ryan – Zibanejad – Hoffman line was just that good.

  7. Video: Elias shines as Devils end five-game skid

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:01 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    A beauty in regulation and in the shootout.

  8. Habs rotate backups by recalling MacDonald, demoting Tokarski

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

    Dusitn Tokarski AP

    Sven Andrighetto is back up while Eric Tangradi heads to the AHL.

  9. Howard leaves Red Wings game with lower-body injury

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

    jimmyhoward Getty Images

    They’re playing safe for “precautionary” reasons.

  10. Bryzgalov gets first Ducks start since 2007

    Dec 19, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 Getty Images

    It’s been 2,599 days since that last happened.

  11. Stomach flu makes Lightning’s Johnson a surprise scratch

    Dec 19, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

    Carolina Hurricanes v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    Let’s hope it’s just that type of illness …

  12. Gordie Howe makes ‘amazing’ recovery following stem cell treatment in Mexico

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Gordie Howe Getty Images

    “As a family, we are thrilled that Dad’s quality of life has greatly improved, and his progress has exceeded our greatest expectations.”

  13. Journeyman Stuart inks with Boston’s AHL affiliate

    Dec 19, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

    32-year-old has played in 56 career NHL contests.

Featured video

More than a Stanley Cup hangover?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (4055)
  2. B. Bishop (3264)
  3. D. Krejci (2541)
  4. C. Crawford (2478)
  5. C. Kunitz (2303)
  1. C. Perry (2093)
  2. O. Palat (2089)
  3. B. Elliott (1958)
  4. T. Oshie (1844)
  5. T. Hall (1596)